Now that 2012 is nearly upon us, it’s a good time to reflect on 2011. I’d like to share some highlights from my year. Enjoy!
JANUARY. This lamp, made from wine bottles, was a neat find in downtown Seattle. I submitted it to DPChallenge for their “lamp” challenge. It was my first time entering one of their contests! I didn’t place, but I enjoyed the experience.
FEBRUARY. I bought these gorgeous paper flowers from Laurie Cinotto, who makes beautiful crafts and also fosters kittens. She’s an amazing lady. It was these beauties that inspired me to use paper flowers in our wedding.
MARCH. I gave craigslist a chance and upgraded to a Canon 40D at a great price. This was one of my first shots, taken with my 50mm f1.4 lens. It’s my G2 Android phone, another great technology score this year.
APRIL. During spring, we did the bulk of our wedding planning, so my camera was sadly neglected. I was a bit preoccupied! But these flowers were so pretty I decided to buy them for myself … to photograph, naturally!
MAY. I volunteered to bake and help sell baked goods at a vegan bake sale, put on in part by Dawn of Vegan Moxie. I was pleasantly surprised that I could veganize my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
JUNE. Mother’s Day flowers, for Ian’s mom. As you can see, even though I didn’t take many photos this year, most of the ones I did take were of my favorite subject: flowers.
JULY.These cupcakes were hands-down the best I’ve ever had. My good friend’s daughter, Sierenitty, made these for our wedding, and I sampled them in July. By the way, this is a cell phone photo, taken with the Android Vignette app.
AUGUST. My good friend Grace (who is an awesome photographer) got married this year. It was fun to share such a special time with her! I took a few snaps at her wedding, and this is my favorite.
SEPTEMBER.My paper flower bouquet, with paper flower making supplies in the background, though I definitely didn’t make this myself! Laurie Cinotto did a lovely job.
OCTOBER. Early this year, Ian proposed, and we spent most of the rest of the year planning the big day. Jerome Tso was our photographer, and he was amazing. If you’re getting married or plan to someday, I recommend taking your time picking a wedding photographer. It was worth the time and effort!
NOVEMBER. We spent our honeymoon in London. I have Ian to thank for this panorama–he pulled my arm to get me to make it. I’ll be honest, traveling makes me cranky. I had a fabulous time, but wasn’t as shutter happy as usual. I love how this turned out. And it just so happens the V&A Museum was one of our favorite sights!
DECEMBER. I bought these bulbs and hung them from the ceiling just to take fun photos of them. Okay, and because we can’t have a Christmas tree and I really wanted some kind of decorations. (Our cats are far too interested in eating fake pine needles.)
Here’s to many more great memories (and photos) in 2012! Happy New Year!