BEST OF 2012

best photographers 2012

Wow.  2012, you blew me away.

Some highlights:

>> Lime Green Photography celebrating its FIFTH year!
>> LGP site, blog, and branding getting a design overhaul {thanks Jessie!}
>> 19 incredible weddings
>> Buying our FIRST home!
>> Celebrating our first wedding anniversary in the UP of Michigan
>> Making some wonderful friends in CLT that have become best friends
>> Traveling to FL, SC, MI, WI, NY, MA, PA, DEOBX, all over NC for many shoots + weddings
>> Working with Arts for Life
>> Getting to be a MOH for my best friend’s wedding
>> Attending The Parson’s Don’t Give Up Workshop
>> Reading on the hammock with my hubby on days off

As always, a recap of my personal goals for 2012 that were hits and misses:

>> Start saving and planning for a project overseas that can be started in early 2013
Disappointedly, we had actually started to plan for Ghana, but things fell through for this year that were out of our control.  Maybe next year?!

>> Have a more consistent schedule for “quiet time” with God  {journaling, reading the Bible, etc}
Our church is starting a Bible reading plan that I’m going to attempt to get onboard with.  I do better with structure than randomly opening the Bible.  

√ Volunteer with Arts for Life
I will be continuing to volunteer with AFL.  It’s been a really wonderful year getting to know some of the regular patients and seeing them discover new artistic ventures.  It’s pushed me to explore some new creative avenues as well.

>> Be more involved with church
We’ve been out of town so much that’s it’s been hard to commit to a lot of activities (especially ones that occur on the weekends with our jobs).  Lame excuse, I know…

√ Exercise more consistently {join a gym!}
There have been some months where I went THREE times a week.  Other times, I missed the gym for a couple months straight.  Work in progress…

√ Complete our wedding album and edit of our wedding video
Check and check!

√ Take risks with creativity in my business and personal work
I’ve tried to push myself to shoot how I see rather than what I think people expect wedding photography to be.  Getting there, but will always be a work in progress…

√ Be thankful for every day of the year
Our weekly date nights help me keep this in check.  I’m thankful that Brendan and I can regroup once a week and enjoy time together without the noise.  But, I still need to work on the busyness that always clouds my thankful attitude.

√ Go with Brendan to one of the places on our bucket list
UP of Michigan!  Check!


Personal Goals For 2013:

>> Play more.  Work less.*
>> Try a new recipe every week
>> Revisit an old talent**
>> Take an art class
>> Go with Brendan to one of the places on our bucket list
>> Finish painting our house
>> Furnish the office, living room, storage, and fix laundry room
>> Craft once a month***
>> Daily quiet time + study
>> Create structure/habits for gym + healthy eating

* I love my job….too much sometimes that it takes away from personal time to play and be with Brendan.  I bought my first medium format FILM camera last night, and I’m SO excited to start playing with some personal work.  I need to set some boundaries for work hours instead of working 7 days a week…especially during the busy season.

** Dance, Piano?  Maybe I’ll sell my oboe and buy a keyboard?

*** Get ready for a new series on the blog!  There are so many art projects on Pinterest that I’ve been dying to make.  Excited to make some time to work on them.


And, on to my favorite images of 2012 (please excuse the old logo in a few of these):

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THANK YOU to all of the wonderful clients that trust me to capture such an incredibly special day in your lives.  It’s truly an honor.  Y’all make my life more grand and push me to be a better photographer.

Thank you Lindsay + Dan, Allison + Curt, Caroline + Hewitt, Amy + Patrick, Lora + Nick, Shawn + David, Anne + Mark, Kristin + Brendan, Tricia + Adam, Karsen + Bailey, Cammie + Sam, Jen + Joe, Natalie + Fabián, Katie + Jeff, Heidi + Sean, Lauren + Adam, Courtney + Todd, Elizabeth + Mike, and Kelly + Justin!!!!

2012 was incredible, but I can’t wait for the surprises that 2013 will bring…

  • Kera Hoover - Beautiful work! My husband and I LOVE how you always strive to put Christ first in your business. Looks like you were blessed with a very great year! All the best, Fetter Design & Photography.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Hill - Wow these photographs are breathtaking! Nice work!ReplyCancel

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