Saying goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012!

Over the last few days I have been gathering images together for this 2011 year end blog post. Looking back through all these pictures, I realized what a busy year it really was for me! I traveled all over the world, I met some remarkable people, made some new friends, mended ties with some old friends, achieved quite a few major goals, had a new website built, lived through two hurricanes, gained one more nephew, photographed some amazing weddings, dealt with some very difficult business situations, learned a lot of lessons and finished the year off with a huge smile! Here is a little walk down my 2011 memory lane….

The year began with photographing an unbelievable New Years Day wedding in Chicago..Followed by a trip to Sedona to photograph a Trash the Dress session for 2 photographers (have I mentioned how much I love photographing photographers?)!!

From Jenny and Kumanan in New Zealand to Heather and Ryan in Grand Rapids, it was a whirlwind wedding year! I traveled to California, Sydney Australia, New Zealand, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina (where we encountered Hurricane Irene), New York again, Mexico (where we also encountered Hurricane Jova), Seattle, and Arizona…Whew, talk about frequent flier miles!

In between the weddings, I was also busy working on some personal projects like “Over the Soup”..more on that later.. as well as fashion shoots, one of which I photographed while rowing a kayak, and workshops! My work was published in Style Me Pretty (where I was asked to join their Little Black Book), Wedding Chicks, Lemon and Lavender, and Professional Photographer Magazine!

So with all that said, sit back and enjoy the pictures! It was truly a magical year and I am so grateful to all my clients, friends and family. I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for us!

To all the remarkable vendors that made my job so easy, thank you, you make me look good!

I want to send a special thanks to the following vendors…you are all so special to me, thank you for everything!!

Jenn at Modern Day Floral

Lauren, Tara and Lori at LOLA Events

Julie Strating

Erin Brown

Natasha Olhman Styling

Rhi at Hey Gorgeous Events

Jodi with In Any Event and Gwyneth Paige Letter Press

The girls at Salvage One

Style Me Pretty

Wedding Chicks

Lindsey from Peggy Notebaret Nature Museum

Snippet and Ink

Grace at The Amway Grand

Asrai Garden

And many, many more that I may have missed!