Yup – it’s that time of year again.  Recap the year time.  πŸ™‚

I always love writing these.  It’s so fun for me to look back at the past year (and even years past this one – here is 2008 Recap, 2009 Recap, 2010 Recap) to see all that we’ve done.  

Here we go….2011.  
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1.  Family/Marriage  It’s been a really great year.  As mentioned in our Christmas card (which I have yet to blog), we’ve had our ups and downs in 2011….but mostly, it’s been chock-full of great times. 
New House.  In February we were able to move into the neighborhood that we had dreamed about since getting married.  It is a temporary move, as the schools aren’t great…but for now, we are loving the old trees, cute houses, and the fact that we are in walking distance to a Starbucks.  πŸ™‚
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A Nanny for Boone.  As winter of 2010 was coming to a close….and as wedding season 2011 got closer….we were becoming more and more anxious about what we were going to do about a caretaker for Boone.  And of course, God provided.  Our dear friend Laci stepped in to nanny for our sweet boy – we couldn’t have been happier or more at peace that she would be the one to be with him when we couldn’t.  Boone loves her, as do we.  Always will.  
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Boone Turns One.  Goodness gracious, did the first year fly by!  It is so fun to see him constantly learning and doing new things…but it also breaks my heart that my little baby is turning into a big boy.  Here’s the video that Geoff created for his first birthday.  

Us.  We’ll always make it a priority to have our pictures taken.  This year, we had them taken four times!  
Our circus themed shoot with Sassyfras Studios  
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A shoot for swap with Nancy and Will Ray
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A shoot to support our friends Kristin and Aaron Byrum for their upcoming mission trip:
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And a shoot with the amazing Jenna of Red, White and Green Photography that won’t be debuted for awhile longer.  

2.  Business
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Weddings.  In 2011 we shot 25 weddings.  This was our first full year trying to figure out how to be great parents and great photographers.  Man, that was hard.  

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Babies/maternity.  I also shot quite a few maternity and newborn sessions this past year.  Shooting weddings is still where my heart and love is, but it’s been fun to venture a little bit into the land of baby photography.
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Studio.  I don’t know that I ever officially/loudly expressed that we had signed a lease on our first studio space…so I’ll do it now.  Yes!  We are in the process of moving our home office into our adorable new space.  Once it is complete, I will certainly be posting pictures.  πŸ™‚
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Intern.  We selected our 2nd-ever intern – Lindsay – to hang with us for a few months this winter.  She has been invaluable.  

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Education.  In a semi last minute decision, I signed up for the Our Labor of Love/Max Wanger Feet First Workshop.  It was just what I needed.  Highly recommend.  

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Published.  We were honored to have been published in the following magazines and blogs:
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3.  Travel  In 2011 we made it to Charleston twice (both times to shoot weddings), California (to visit my family and celebrate my 30th birthday), Savannah (our annual trip), Greenville (for a quick weekend getaway) and Asheville. 
Geoff in Charleston (March 2011)
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Introducing Boone to our favorite coffee shop – Gallery Espresso – in Savannah, Georgia (May 2011)
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4.  Elevation Church  Another great year.  Geoff hit his three year mark working full time for the church in September and I have had a blast serving on the photography team.  We are so blessed to be a part.
Live Album Recording 
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3D Easter
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Spontaneous baptisms during our “Follow” series (below is a must see video done by our video department)

Code Orange Christmas
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We are so thankful to our God for the fantastic year that 2011 was.  And, we are so excited to see what is in store for our family, business and church in 2012 – we’ve got big things in mind.  πŸ™‚  

Cheyenne Schultz

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  1. jamie says:

    enjoyed reading this. may God continue to bless your fam! πŸ™‚

  2. MacKenzie says:

    What a great year you’ve had, personally and professionally! Thanks for sharing and inspiring this wedding creative/mother-to-be. πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year!

  3. Paige Jones says:

    I’ve enjoyed looking back through your business’ journey. It’s encouraging for me πŸ™‚ You guys have come SO far in the past few years and all of your successes are so well-deserved. I’ve met Geoff this past year–I hope one day our paths will cross too! Keep inspiring people!

  4. Linda Schultz says:

    This was beautiful!!! I love the way Geoff made Boone’s first year video look very old, way to go Geoff. You guys are amazing.
    Love Aunt Linda

  5. Katie Amann says:

    You and Geoff should be proud! You’ve accomplished alot this year! Congrats and happy new year Cheyenne and Geoff!

  6. Cyn says:

    WOW! When you look at your year compressed like this isn’t it AMAZING. You two are such a talented team and wonderful parents. What fantastic year for your family + business. Congratulations on 2011 and onto tackle 2012 – I hope I can meet y’all one day soon! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  7. Lindsay says:

    So amazing! Extremely excited to be here for just a smidge of it πŸ™‚

  8. Kasey Loftin says:

    Can’t wait to see your shoot with Red White and Green. Jenna is awesome! I second shoot for her sometimes and I just love her. She is shooting me sometime this month and I can’t wait. Happy New Year!

  9. Jonathan says:

    Brilliant 1st year video! There are many talented people in this world, but there are a few among them who still manage to stand out for their exceptionalism. Looking forward to seeing you two exceptional artists in June.

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