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Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011: A Year in Pictures.

End of the year blog posts are always interesting to make. 2011 was pretty fantastic if you ask me. To start it off, I shot a wonderfully winter engagement session...with snow, because we actually had snow last year in January. I also shot my first ever baby baptism. I loved it, turns out it's a lot like shooting a small wedding! Of course we can't forget the weddings of 2011! All of my couples are amazing and I wish you all many years of happiness together! Through their weddings I also met so many amazing people. I adore shooting weddings for all of the wonderful moments, the happiness that families coming together bring, and just all of the love that comes with a wedding.
I also had an opportunity to second shoot a few weddings with another Ames photographer, Carisa Keeling. There's a picture from a wedding we shot together hidden in this post, so I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, Carisa for letting me shoot with you! I'm definitely looking forward to working with you more this coming year!
This year I photographed quite a few weddings, engagement pictures, 2nd shooting, a couple senior sessions, a rehearsal dinner and a baptism. In addition to that list, I did a few things in my spare time:
In 2011, I became the proud owner of a 35mm lens, also became an auntie when my best friend had a baby boy, spent time with my extended family at our annual family reunion, took some trips to see cities like Iowa City, Omaha, and New York City, turned 25 years old and am still waiting for that car insurance discount, went to "jail" to raise money for kids with muscular dystrophy, my niece graduated High School, and naturally I witnessed the epic ending of the Harry Potter movies (sad that they're over, but I have all the DVDs to re-live it over and over and over again). With all of that going on, I'd have to say my favorite day of 2011 is still September 17th, when Will asked me to marry him! (If you're a tad bored or are curious what our wedding planning looks like, I have a blog going: 0058 copy 0098 copy am0244 copy bacon005 kh0010 copy flater0340 copy carisa1 mj0413 copy ad0686 copy flater0453 copy bacon0599a sc0028 nyc nyc2 Lastly, I'd like to borrow some words from the picture below: sk0559 Thank you to all of the new people I've met throughout this year! Of course, a special thanks goes out to all of my newly-wed/engaged couples, you have been amazing to work with! Also, throwing some thanks out to my friends, family, and future-in-laws for always being there for me! I am definitely looking forward to 2012!

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