2012 – you’re my best friend

Last year, I posted about how amazing the year was.
Because it was. The. Bomb.

The year before, I posted about how wonderful December 2010 was.
And it was completely, sweep-me-off-my-feet wonderful.

This year, I can’t even give you words to describe how I feel.
Except to say that 2012 and I… we’re besties.
“Besties” as in,
I-will-overwhelm-you-with-my-love-
and-inappropriate-behavior-
because-I-just-love-you-oh-so-very-very-much.

If you’re a friend of the Whites, you know what I’m talking about.  :)

So back to this year…
I’ve not “titled” myself one kind of a photographer or another.
I love every shoot I’m on,
every person in front of my camera,
every situation and experience that allows for my camera to be in-hand.

I love the sound of the shutter.

That sound marks the catching of a moment,
           the deliverance of an instant that was at risk of being lost.
And because of these things,
I can’t say what I want to shoot and what I don’t want to shoot.
I must say yes when someone asks me to document their moment in time.
Because I have found a way to stop time and hold onto it.
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So, thank you to those who allowed me to do this in the year 2012.
(click each name to read about these beautiful and amazing people!)
  • Alyssa and Noel – your wedding day was the perfect way to start the year
  • Anna – your little Lila and Logan are two of the cutest kids I’ve ever photographed
  • Leigh Ann – it was an honor to be asked to help with Light The Fire
  • TNA Wrestling was an experience I’ll never forget (thanks to Matt at The Bank of Kentucky Center)
  • Belle Histoire – this session changed my photography forever (for the better!)
  • The Easter Ball introduced me to Band Camp, The Wonder Broz, Ca$h Out, Wiz Nation, New Boyz, and The OMG Girls… the fans of all of these are incredible, and I’m thankful to have been able to connect with such wonderful people
  • The Diggy Simmons concert was so much fun to shoot, thanks again to The Bank of Kentucky Center
  • Alex and Brandi – yours was a beautiful wedding day, and I loved being there with you
  • KB – you are bombshell beautiful, and I am so honored you asked me to photograph you
  • David and Katie – you two know how special you are to me, and it was a blessing to be there for such a wonderful day
  • To the Louden Family – you were SO MUCH FUN, and I loved spending that time with you
  • Belle Histoire – I felt right at home during our time in Rabbit Hash, and loved everything about those photos. Our time downtown stretched my abilities and I learned so much from that – something I will always be thankful for.
  • J and C – this will forever be my favorite proposal because you two will forever be two of my MOST FAVORITE PEOPLE – I love you both dearly!
  • Brent and Kelsey – Blythe. is. INCREDIBLE. but I think you know that. :)
  • Ashley and David – your sweet Lydia is absolutely beautiful
  • Stephanie and Bobby – I loved your wedding day because I loved the two of you – I knew from first meeting at your engagement session that we were going to be quick friends
  • Seth and Sammi – I was so blessed to be able to help celebrate Julia’s 1st year of life in this way
  • A – wow, wow, wow, wow, I am so lucky you are my friend. oh, and you’re gorgeous.
  • Belle Histoire – I am so happy we were able to spend so much time together this year. oh, and thanks for my big debut. :)
  • Lindsay and Jake – I’m so thankful that you chose me, I love you both dearly
  • S – girrrrrrl, I can’t wait to do this again. you. are. smokin.
  • Bob and Moriah – I can’t wait to do this again when they totally ARE engagement photos
  • Pat and Paula – you are my friends, and I am blessed. the fact that you have asked me to document such important times in your lives…. I have no words. I am so lucky, and I love you both.
  • K – gosh, girl, you are so gorgeous, it’s ridiculous – thank you for allowing me to do this for you
  • Bunbury Music Festival was one of the most fun and most challenging days of my life/career, and it was so, so great
  • Derek and Bailey – eek! gosh, I can’t wait to photograph your wedding, it’s going to be amazing
  • Isa is perfect and wonderful, and I am so thankful to you, Pat and Paula, again
  • Cassidy – you totally rocked your session, and I had so much fun getting to know you
  • K – I hope you know how absolutely knock-out beautiful you are! love you to pieces
  • I am so thankful to the Sports Power and Launch organizations for inviting me along for a powerful weekend
  • LeeAnn – you and your girl, Caydence, are simply adorable and I loved getting to join the fun you had that day
  • Kim and Tyler – I am so thankful, and I tell everyone I know where the best place is to get their eyes examined!
  • The Griffins – your family is entirely too precious, and I loved spending that time with you
  • First Church – it was my honor to be a part of such a monumental weekend
  • Hannah and Damian – your wedding was absolutely the best way to wrap up the year
  • To those who have yet to be blogged (it’s coming, I promise!) – you helped me end 2012 on an extremely high note, and I love each of you for that

Ya’ll…. you’re the best. You really, really are.

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