Yup – it’s that time of year again. Recap the year time. 🙂
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. 🙂
We selected our 2nd-ever intern – Lindsay
– to hang with us for a few months this winter. She has been invaluable.
Published. We were honored to have been published in the following magazines and blogs:
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)
Introducing Boone to our favorite coffee shop – Gallery Espresso
– in Savannah, Georgia (May 2011)
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
Spontaneous baptisms during our “Follow” series (below is a must see video done by our video department)
Code Orange Christmas
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. 🙂