2011, YOU WERE GOOD TO ME

Folks, it's that time... time to recap all the amazingness from last year... and what an incredible year it was! Personally, I hit the jackpot:

I got married to a wonderful person... my heart, my equal, my everything. I was lucky to have spent more time in Europe than the States in the month of July (shooting a wedding in France and honeymooning in Italy & Greece!). I became an aunt to an oh-so-adorable nephew.

I'm sure there are many more things I'm forgetting to post because my cup is SO FULL but those are certainly the highlights. : )

Professionally, I also scored pretty big:

I got a brand new makeover for my business (thanks again linkedesign and Mink Letterpress!). I was featured nationally for the first time and also got published in a couple of mags. I attended the mother of all photo conventions in Las Vegas to further my photo education.

And best of all, I had the opportunity to photograph some crazy awesome couples. To be exact, I shot: 24 weddings (as a primary photog.), 2 weddings (as a second photog.), 21 engagement sessions, 8 bridal sessions, 2 married sessions and a few family sessions. : )

To pay tribute to them, I'm listing ONE photo (so hard for me to pick just one!) from each engagement session, bridal session and wedding that I shot (solo) in 2011. Cheers to my clients - many of whom I have the privilege of calling friends - and Happy New Year to all. 2012 has a lot to live up to! : )

Kristen + Trey's engagement session ::: Huntersville, North Carolina

Bess + Stephen's engagement session ::: Athens, Georgia

Stacy + Andrew's wedding ::: Bogart, Georgia

Kathryn + Dan's engagement session ::: Washington, DC

Chris + Lila's engagement session ::: Athens, Georgia

Thomas + Mary's engagement session ::: Athens, Georgia

Amy's bridal session ::: Charlotte, North Carolina

Kristin's bridal session ::: Greensboro, North Carolina

Patty + Scott's engagement session ::: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Elizabeth + Kevin's wedding ::: Charlotte, North Carolina

Katie + Matt's engagement session ::: Belmont, North Carolina

Chris + Lila's wedding ::: Arnoldsville, Georgia

Lisa + Ed's wedding ::: Seabrook Island, South Carolina

Kristin + Reed's wedding ::: Greensboro, North Carolina

Mari Catherine + Robby's wedding ::: Statham, Georgia

Sarah + Jared's wedding ::: Roswell, Georgia

James + Amy's wedding ::: Gastonia, North Carolina

Beth + Mark's engagement session ::: Huntersville, North Carolina

Laura's bridal session ::: Waxhaw, North Carolina

Tracy + Clark's wedding ::: Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Lauren + Sam's engagement session ::: Gastonia, North Carolina

Thomas + Mary's wedding ::: Statham, Georgia

Dallas + Anne-Laure's engagement session ::: Noirmoutier, France

Dallas + Anne-Laure's wedding ::: Noirmoutier, France

Kayla + Harry's engagement session ::: Athens, Georgia

Deena + Brad's engagement session ::: High Point, North Carolina

Megan + Blake's wedding ::: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Kristen's bridal session ::: Fort Mill, South Carolina

Mary's bridal session ::: Pittsboro, North Carolina

Laura + Zum's wedding ::: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Mallory + Kyle's married session ::: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sarah + Daniel's wedding ::: Athens, Georgia

Jenna + Harrison's wedding ::: Weaverville, North Carolina

Katie + Michael's wedding ::: Dahlonega, Georgia

Lauren's bridal session ::: Gastonia, North Carolina

Danielle + Steven's wedding ::: Charlotte, North Carolina

Claire + Blake's engagement session ::: Davidson, North Carolina

Nicole + Matthew's wedding ::: Corolla, North Carolina

Beth's bridal session ::: Huntersville, North Carolina

Katie's bridal session ::: Charlotte, North Carolina

Mary + Scott's wedding ::: Edenton, North Carolina

Chris + Laura's engagement session ::: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Darcy + Daniel's engagement session ::: Atlanta, Georgia

Caroline + Joe's wedding ::: Bogart, Georgia

Karie + Laird's engagement session ::: Athens, Georgia

Chris + Katherine's engagement session ::: Athens, Georgia

Katie + Kyle's engagement session ::: Bishop, Georgia

Mary + Nick's engagement session ::: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Kathryn + Dan's wedding ::: Pittsboro, North Carolina

Meagan + Oscar's engagement session ::: Charlotte, North Carolina

Dennis + Morgan's wedding ::: White Plains, Georgia

Jaclyn + John's married session ::: Stone Mountain, Georgia

Beth + Mark's wedding ::: Charlotte, North Carolina

Katie + Matt's wedding ::: Charlotte, North Carolina

Erica + Patrick's engagement session ::: Salisbury, North Carolina