Posted on: 1.12.2012
Happy Thursday! I went to the Naples Botanical Garden at the end of last year with my sister. It was a hot day, but it was the first time I've been there since they revamped it. I loved it! It is just gorgeous now, check it out. I highly recommend it if you are ever in Naples! I would love to do a formal shoot here, there are so many great backgrounds. All shot on Kodak Portra 400 with my Nikon F100 and developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.
Posted on: 1.05.2012
Happy New Year! Here are my personal photos from St. Louis on Kodak Portra 400 developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab. Note: I was not the photographer for the wedding; the bride was one of my college roommates and these are just my snapshots.
Posted on: 1.01.2012
Travel: We started the year off by going to Disney. Then had a quick trip to Tampa to watch Team USA soccer and go to MOSI. Jesse took a trip by himself to Milwuakee and I took a trip by myself to St. Louis for my college roommate’s wedding. We both travelled somewhere new when we went to Puerto Rico and had a beautiful time!
Photography: I started a business!! I’ve even had a few clients. I have not had as much time to work on the business as I thought I would, but it’s still really fun and I’m so proud I haven’t given up. I also rediscovered shooting film and hope to incorporate this into my professional work next year.
Fear Fighting: As many of you know, I am a shy person. I don’t like to talk about myself nor do I like to talk in front of people. It is because of this fear that I decided to take a local Dale Carnegie course. The first week I cried! Yet I still returned and completed the 12 week course to get a certificate in Human Relations and Effective Communications. It was super scary every week, but I did improve and still apply things I’ve learned. I have used this strength I found to apply to other times when I’ve been scared this year…like kayaking at night in Puerto Rico to see the bioluminescent bay. I overcame my fear and thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Relationship: After another magical year, Jesse and I got engaged! He has been amazing this year, as always, with his never-ending love and support. He always knows what to say and is so much fun to be around. I am definitely the luckiest girl in the world!
Other Events of Distinction: I got my ears pierced. I found a new favorite book: Game of Thrones. I got a promotion at work. I started cooking meals at least once a week. I no longer purchase frozen meals to eat for lunch. I’ve started eating healthier. I dont go into my shell as often and I am much happier.
While there were a lot of great things that happened this year, I think 2012 is going to be even better! Make it a great one!
My 2012 Goals
Find a house!(completed August 1, 2012)
- Find or create a science club
- Take a dance class
Be happy with the present and not worry about the future(completed by 2013)
- Work out three times a week
- Try a new restaurant once a month with Jesse
Plan a responsible wedding(completed by 2013) Deserve a raise and get it!(completed November 26, 2012)
- Travel somewhere new
Try 30 days of a Clean Eating Lifestyle(completed January 2-31, 2013) Communicate with friends at least once every two weeks(completed by 2013) Create a vision plan for my life(completed by 2013)