The “year in review” post didn’t even come onto my radar until I started seeing a few “end of year” posts pop up on my Google Reader. I debated… meh I don’t think I want to do one… but in reality I DO! This year was FREAKING INCREDIBLE! I met incredible people, photographed incredible people and just plain ol’ lived it up!
I claimed to the world that I wanted to meet Jasmine Star and I did in March! It was such an incredible moment because I got to network with such amazing and talented artists from the area
. So Universe! This year I want to meet Sue Bryce (and Tiesto!!)!
This year has, of course, not come without changes and growth. It was a year of self-discovery and personal growth. It was a year of finding where I fit in the photo world, it was a year of discovering “what’s my thing?”. So, What is my thing you ask? Portraits! I have found my home in taking Glamor Portraits of women (as you will see in the very end of this blog post). This has come because I discovered Sue Bryce and she, as well as her work, have been such an inspiration. When I discovered her workshop on Creative Live this summer my world literally flipped upside down (in a good way). She was the change I was so eagerly wanting. Normally, when I see something that I really want to try, I really make an effort to try it. But this, this was a whole new feeling. It was a feeling that this was something I was meant to do. So, I am finding my way in the Glam. Portrait world. With that being said, lots of changes are coming to Anna D Bruce Photography. For example… 2013 is going to be my last year shooting weddings. Period. A new website is coming and my new logo is currently in the works. I will be offering some new products and a whole new level of awesomeness
As the year progressed, Adam and I got to go to England. It was our first time there and it was such an incredible trip (I still haven’t finished blogging about it lol). My best friend then got married and I got to be a bridesmaid! It was so weird to be part of the wedding like that and not be the “official” photographer lol! Then the editing frenzy happened because Christmas somehow snuck up on me and I wanted to have things done before “calling it quits” for 2012. Unfortunately, 2012 took away an incredible person, Sean
. Sean was a friend and client of mine. I was able to meet his mom who is an incredible person and so strong. My love is with you always Donna.
So, 2013 what do you have in store for me? I am so excited for you. 2012, thank you for the incredible opportunities you have given me. Thank you for allowing me to once again shoot alongside the amazing Liz Maryann Photography and Heather Bee Photography as well as letting me shoot for the first (and several times there after) along the incredible Evelyn Alas Photography. Thank you for bringing into my life the amazing Alison Harper & Co so that her team can glam up my clients.
Thank you to my hubby, family, babies (Leela and Stealth) and friends for your love and support. Happy New Year!!!
2011 closed and 2012 started with an incredible trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (the place where Adam and I tied the knot). It was incredible to go back <3
2/6: Michal + Katerina: Pregnancy
2/22: My childhood best friend came to town
…and I got to meet her beautiful family. What a wonderful day!
2/25: I got to photograph one of my best friend’s engagement session <3 I have known this girl since well… forever.
3/9: J* the Fix… The start of something incredible!
Heather Bee and I
Evelyn Alas and I <3
Brittany and I <3
Katelyn James and Brittany
Katelyn James and Alison
JD and Polo
At Ruby Tuesdays
3/16: Liz and Anna day (I just posted a couple approved pics of Liz LOL!)
4/1: Allison and Tommy Engagement Session
4/5: Christine Padua: Singer Headshots
4/6: Carly, Real Organized VA
4/13: THE Midnight Proposal: Second Shooter for Evelyn Alas Photography
4/21: Rima and Jay’s Surprise W Hotel Engagement
4/22: Quynh and Christian’s Wedding: Second Shooter for Liz Maryann Photography
4/27: Kaitlin and Jon’s Wedding: Second Shooter for Liz Maryann Photography
4/6: Cady, Tattoo Session
5/5: Andrea and Patrick’s Wedding: Second Shooter for Heather Bee Photography
5/11: Candace, Arbonne Rep. Headshots
5/25: Quyen and Ron’s Wedding: Second Shooter for Liz Maryann Photography
5/27: Joslin and Corey’s Subie Themed Engagement Session
6/2: Paula and Mike’s Wedding
6/3: Jen and Matt’s Wedding: Second Shooter for Liz Maryann Photography
6/9: Blakely and David’s Wedding: Second Shooter for Liz Maryann Photography
6/16: Stephanie and Matt’s Wedding
6/18: My Birthday!!!! <3
6/25: Gary Rodriguez, Musician Portraits
7/6: Danielle and Jonah: Second Shooter for Liz Maryann Photography
7/14: Nikki and Matt’s Wedding
7/21: Ed and Vana’s Wedding
8/11: Kendra and Patrick’s Wedding
8/18: Lindsey and Beto’s Wedding: Second Shooter for Evelyn Alas Photography
9/1: Emily and Rodney’s Wedding: Guest with a big camera
We went to England!
9/9: Sharon and Jeff + 1
9/22: Katie and Alejandro’s Wedding: Bridesmaid with a big camera…
Me and all of my girls <3 Love this photo! All of my best friends are in the same room. Adam took this with Leigh Ann’s Camera
10/6: Steve and Siaw Ching’s Wedding
10/20: Daniel and Susan’s Wedding
10/22: Jude’s Newbie Session
11/1: White Space Roundup hosted by Philbert Photography
at Studio 400
11/3: Frank and Kristen (Not Pictured): Second Shooter for Heather Bee Photography
11/10: Jessica and Daniel’s Wedding: Second Shooter for Liz Maryann Photography
11/11: Krystal and Alex Holiday Session
11/18: Kylie’s Newbie Session
11/19: Casey Hendrickson Photography’s Headshot Session
11/30: Marcia and Jermaine’s Wedding
12/3: Portfolio Glam Session: Lelia, Ashley and Crysty. Pictured also Liz (photographed separately).
12/22/2012: Jen and Erik (not pictured): Second Shooter for Liz Maryann Photography