2011 was a great year. The end.
Just kidding, you know I have to say more than that! This year was incredible! I did a lot of different things, went a lot of places, and had a lot of fun.
Also, I love my life. Just thought I’d throw that in there.
So here it is, a little synopsis for you. 2011, in review.
The year began with a wedding in Salem on New Years Day.
I went to Disney World in Florida for the first time ever a few days later. I saw my best friend run a half-marathon one day and a full marathon the next day.
At the end of the month I second-shot another wedding with my friend Peter Chee in Portland.
In March I went to my beach house in Jenner, California with my boyfriend Wil for Spring Break. We almost died driving back up I5 in the snow on the way home.
After all that, I got really sick of my long hair, so I cut it all off.
And realized my car was totally broken. So I bought a new one.
Shot a wedding in Hillsboro.
Took a break from weddings for a few weeks while I shot tons of high school seniors.
Then second-shot a wedding in Portland with my friend Blake in mid-October.
I enjoyed Thanksgiving with my family. Did a fun shoot with my sisters while they were home.
I spent Christmas at home with Wil and family, and it was lovely.
I spent 2011 in a total of three countries and six states. I photographed 22 weddings and 54 seniors.
I re-made my website 3 times (including yesterday – go see for yourself).
But I loved every second of it.
Running this business full time has been a big gamble since June, but so far it has been 100% awesome. How often do people get to graduate from college and just keep working for themselves? I am soooo lucky.
I love my clients, my family and my friends SO much for supporting me and putting up with my incessant chatter about beautiful light, lenses and Lightroom. Thank you everyone for being there for me. And for pushing me when I need it. I’ve learned so much over the past 12 months.
2012 is already looking amazing. I’ve got two weddings in California so far, one in Montana, several around Oregon, and I’ll be spending five weeks with my family in Turkey and Greece during June and July. Can’t wait to see where else this year will take me!
Happy New Year everyone!