2013 Recap

Bridals, Engagements, Events, Lifestyle, My Home, Personal, Photoshoot, Weddings

December 31, 2013

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I love making memories and preserving them. Whether that be through photographs or blogging…. or both!  I like to document life. Those big, or small, moments in life that have special significance. I am blessed to have a job that allows me to capture those moments for others. What could be better?  I love to document my life too. Sometimes I use my “real” camera, but most of the time, these moments come and go so quickly, so I have to use my iPhone camera and I’m honestly perfectly ok with that. I just want it to be documented in some way so that years down the road I can look back and smile at those captured moments. I guess I’m a sentimental person.

I couldn’t bear the thought of not blogging about 2013 today. I almost feel like if I don’t blog about it, somehow 2013’s feelings will be hurt or somehow it will be as if these moments never happened.  As I looked through my photos from this year, I smiled a lot, reminisced a lot, had a lot of memories surface that I had forgotten about. What a fun year full of new adventures! I love remembering. I love seeing those moments again. I love being reminded that no matter what struggles I’ve faced, no matter how many disappointments I’ve experienced, no matter how many stressful days I’ve had, I am blessed. I will be thankful. I will be happy. There is so much I have been given and blessed with that I can’t help but think on those things with a grateful heart. I can’t help but smile. What an incredible year! Let’s go down memory lane, shall we? :)

We started the year off by adopting our youngest puppy daughter, Daisy. She is such a joy!! I love my little girl!

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Then, I was published in my first magazine!!! SO exciting!! (*iphone photos)

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I photographed my first proposal… on Valentine’s Day!

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We started building our house!

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I traveled overseas for the first time! Dream come true!!

AND I went to Paris and saw the Eiffel Tower!!! Another big dream come true!

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I went to Italy and had the time of my life…. Dream come true!

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I saw the Colosseum in person! You guessed it…. Dream come true!

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I rode in a hot air balloon! It was only for about 3 minutes and we only went about 50ft up, but it still counts, right? ;-)

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I photographed my first styled shoot! SO MUCH FUN!

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I formed and grew incredible new friendships with incredible people in the wedding industry. Love these guys!

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I got published in my all time favorite wedding magazine!!! Crazy dream come true!!

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I photographed a new life coming into the world. It was amazing!

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A “Favorite Moments of 2013” blog wouldn’t be complete without photos of my clients :)

 

Favorite Engagement Photos

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Favorite Bridal Portrait

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Favorite First Glimpse Moments

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Favorite Ceremony Shots

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Favorite “First Kiss As Husband and Wife” Moments

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Favorite Newlywed Moments

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Favorite Reception Moments

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Favorite Wedding Party Shot

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Favorite Bouquets

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Favorite Boutonniere (made with a shotgun shell)

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Favorite Wedding Shoes

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Favorite Ring Shot

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Favorite Wedding Cake

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Favorite Reception Decor

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Favorite Getting Ready Moment

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Favorite Un-Posed/Candid Moment

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Favorite Wedding Party Attire

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Favorite Bride & Groom Portraits

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I have loved reminiscing about all that has happened in 2013 and about all of the memorable moments that helped make it amazing. I feel confident that 2014 is going to be just as amazing! Have a Happy Last Day Of 2013 and Have A Happy New Year!

 

 

I'd love to chat with you!

  1. Clippingimages Outsourcing

    January 8th, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    a complete year ended with such precious moments of your life………….and with such brilliant jobs indeed……. love all the photographs…

  2. Beth Perry Redman

    April 9th, 2014 at 4:01 AM

    Gorgeous work I love all of your photos

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