I still can’t believe a year has passed since we moved to Berlin and at the same time, it feels so much longer than that. I owe all of you, dear friends and readers, a huge thank you for all the love and support you have shown me this past year. Taking the leap to full-time freelancing has taught me so much about myself, at times was terrifying (and still sometimes is), and it has once again shown me how amazing this blog world is. I feel blessed to be a part of it.
Here are a few of my favorite 2012 memories:
we started 2012 off with an apartment full of boxes and no furniture but were thrilled to finally call Berlin home.
we were welcomed to the city with -20C temperatures, a cold I had never felt before. Fortunately I had a trip planned to California so I escaped before I turned into an icicle.
I was blessed to be able to photograph my brother Brooks and his fiancé (now wife!) Katie while I was home. We were both super sick with a nasty flu, but we managed to take some beautiful engagement photos at sunset in our hometown.
After months of searching, we found and quickly fell in love with sweet little Billy Jean, who we quickly re-named Hazel Blue.
we are obviously slightly obsessed with her, and totally okay with that :)
The first Hive Conference took place here in Berlin in March and I finally got the chance to meet some fabulous blog friends in real life. I feel so very blessed to call these girls dear friends!
The Blog’nhagen group: Thea, me, Brittany, Isabelle, Annaleena, Anne, Emma, Maria, Jenny.
Thea, Anne and I traveled to Eindhoven for Hello Etsy, which was super inspiring and so fun to meet lots of talented and creative new faces.
I hosted my very first giveaway on my weddings blog and winners Daryl and Steven came to Berlin for their couples shoot, we had a great time exploring the city and taking pictures together.
although my hometown is pretty amazing all year round. We celebrated Christmas with family, friends, cinnamon rolls, 4 hour games of Monopoly (I finally won!!), walks on the beach, afternoon hikes, burritos, and lots of sunshine- the perfect California Christmas.
I hope 2013 is off to a great start for all of you! I have a feeling this will be a great year :)