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Reminiscing 2011

Instead of giving you my lists of goals, (believe me, I have lots) I thought I'd reflect on some of my most favorite memories of the past year...
 My sweet nieces, Austyn Monroe and Emille Annalise, were born just a few weeks apart. They are both beautiful from head to toe. We are beyond blessed to invite them into this world.
I started working at Red Velvet Art for Elsie & Emma. It's a dream come true kind of job. I couldn't ask for a more inspiring, creative atmosphere with such loving, generous bosses. 
I'm lucky enough to call this girl my best. She understands me more than anyone I've crossed paths with. We've had countless laughs, talks, cries, and encouragement from one another. I couldn't call this the best year I've ever had without her in it. 

I've been stretched, strengthened and have learned so much with photography. I'm doing things a bit different in 2012, and I'm really looking forward for the upcoming adventures. The next couple of months I'll be posting more photos from previous shoots since it's not busy season due to the winter weather. Though it's hard to choose, here are a few of my favorite shots from this past year...

And of course, this man said I will love you forever and vouched it with a ring on a pretty May evening underneath a tree. I won't go into too much detail, but I wouldn't be half the person I am today if it wasn't for him. I wouldn't trade the memories we've made and the love we've shared this year for all the money in the world.
photo credit: first photo by Randy Bacon. Second and third photo by James Pauls.
We celebrated the New Year with our two favorite people under a fort we built in the living room, drinking sparkling grape juice, and talked about goals for the upcoming year. I wanted to start a little tradition of listening to a song as soon as it hits midnight that so that we would think of NYE every time we heard it from then on. We chose this tune... 

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So here's to you 2011, you've been pretty swell to me.

Hope 2012 is your best year yet. 
Sincerely, Kinsey


  1. Looks like you had a really lovely year :)
    I'm so happy for you, and I hope 2012 is even happier than last year :)

  2. Your wedding photos are stunning! And I love the Red Velvet photo; your freckles are beautiful :)


  3. Sounds like you had a great 2011. Here's to an even better 2012!

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  5. Oh my gosh...what a lovely year! Working for Red Velvet would be ANYBODY'S dream! Congrats to you for all the lovely things you got to experience :)


  6. What beautiful photography! I really enjoyed taking a peak at your year! I also loved that song!



  7. Just found my way here via srslyliz, I think your blog will become a fast favourite! I especially love your photograph of the wedding rings on the pencils- perfect.

  8. i love this idea of playing a song right at midnight to always remember the new year. seriously, your new years eve just sounds so simple and magical! adore!!!
    xo TJ

  9. nice photos.
    Like asked for, here the link to my post about your blog:

    have a nice weekend,

  10. so beautiful. I am a big fan of natural light photos but I really like the one with the lanterns in the dark :). So creative and whimsical...



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