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Hello Twenty-Twelve

There’s a small part of me that is sad about saying good-bye to 2011. It was a good an ohmygoodnesshowwillwetopthat kind of year. I made the leap from a safe, Monday-Friday office job to that of a full-time photographer, and didn’t sink. Launched a website and new blog. We went on a super fun trip with family to Chicago where we got to document my dear cousin’s [beautiful!] wedding. My lovely friend Bonny got engaged and I had the honor of being one of her bridesmaids. Shane PROPOSED. Which led to many a wonderful experience, like working with Starbucks, Hello Tomorrow and Jasmine Star. There was the unforgettable stag/stagette in Vegas. And we GOT MARRIED. Had an awesome honeymoon in St. Lucia. Then, wrapped up the wedding season with two destination weddings: Tofino and Mexico. Through it all, friendships were deepened and appreciation for family grew. I love thinking back over the past year at New Years and recounting where I started and where the year left me. I think I’d like to do a review post of personal photos I sometimes neglect. But today, this is about New Years, and ringing in twenty-twelve (that used to sound so space age’ish!) with loved ones, laughter, and a little bubbly…and a photo booth…cheers!

  • Kristy Klaassen - January 2, 2012 - 10:16 am

    love the pics – looks a terrifically fun time.
    have a wonderful new year! See you on the other side of your lens in a few months…ReplyCancel

  • Laura - January 2, 2012 - 10:24 am

    These were so much fun that you have just convinced my I WILL have a photobooth at my Christmas party next year. :-) Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Savannah - January 2, 2012 - 10:49 am

    I love the backdrop area! Such a beautiful color scheme.ReplyCancel

  • Dana Fiorito - January 2, 2012 - 11:27 am

    Is there some truth to picture #5?? Or am I just ALWAYS in pregnancy mode????ReplyCancel

  • Mikaela - January 2, 2012 - 11:52 am

    ha ha dana! i should explain, there is NO truth to that photo :) just had to make a little fun as both of my girl friends are expecting in may!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - January 2, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    Love these photos- What type of setup did you use?? I think this would be fun to do at my husbands 30th birthday party: )ReplyCancel

  • Kim James - January 2, 2012 - 6:34 pm

    What a very nice way to bring in the New Year.Merry Christmas & Happy New Year …To each & Everyone of you Hugs Love Prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Carlee - January 2, 2012 - 7:09 pm

    Love these!! So fun!! Hope you have an even better 2012 Mikaela!!ReplyCancel

  • Jill de Bruin - January 3, 2012 - 7:01 pm

    Love these photos! looks like a lot of fun!ReplyCancel

  • Mikaela - January 5, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    hey michelle! we used a tripod, my 5d markii, 50mm 1.2, and 580ex speedlite, flash pointed straight up to the ceiling. it was SO fun, something that everyone enjoys :)ReplyCancel

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