December 31, 2013
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!
Then, I was published in my first magazine!!! SO exciting!! (*iphone photos)
I photographed my first proposal… on Valentine’s Day!
We started building our house!
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!
I went to Italy and had the time of my life…. Dream come true!
I saw the Colosseum in person! You guessed it…. Dream come true!
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? ;-)
I photographed my first styled shoot! SO MUCH FUN!
I formed and grew incredible new friendships with incredible people in the wedding industry. Love these guys!
I got published in my all time favorite wedding magazine!!! Crazy dream come true!!
I photographed a new life coming into the world. It was amazing!
A “Favorite Moments of 2013” blog wouldn’t be complete without photos of my clients :)
Favorite Engagement Photos
Favorite Bridal Portrait
Favorite First Glimpse Moments
Favorite Ceremony Shots
Favorite “First Kiss As Husband and Wife” Moments
Favorite Newlywed Moments
Favorite Reception Moments
Favorite Wedding Party Shot
Favorite Boutonniere (made with a shotgun shell)
Favorite Wedding Shoes
Favorite Ring Shot
Favorite Wedding Cake
Favorite Reception Decor
Favorite Getting Ready Moment
Favorite Un-Posed/Candid Moment
Favorite Wedding Party Attire
Favorite Bride & Groom Portraits
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!