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Wow, where did 2011 go?  What an exciting year it has been!  I was just re-reading my post from last year and it just doesn’t seem like I wrote it 12 months ago.  Such a full year both personally and professionally…maybe that’s why it went by so fast (?).  Anyway, I’ve decided to split up my “best of” post this year into several posts, so stay tuned for a couple more.

I find myself, once again, very excited for the coming year.  Referrals this past year were through the roof and I thank you all for that.  That is one of the biggest compliments I could possibly receive.  2011 was a year full of familiar faces and it will be, again, this year, because of that.  Most of you know that my focus is on wedding photography, but I felt a slight shift this year as I seemed to be shooting more of everything (and loving all the families, children and newborns that I got to work with).  Some great updates will be coming to the site gallery and I have many blog posts to catch up on, so that you’ll be able to see all of the fun and gorgeousness I’ve had lately.

So this post will be about the many lifestyle sessions I had this year.  I don’t know if I consider them my best, but they are for sure some of my favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love McConnells Mills, but that hike back up the hill always kicks my butt!  One of my secret New Year’s resolutions is to be able to climb all those stairs and not feel like I’m ready to pass out halfway to the top – lol.  It’s beautiful there and well worth the trip.  I love how Evy & Brady’s session came out.  They’ll be tying the knot this coming June.  Can’t wait!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What a gorgeous spot Kristen & Mike chose to do their engagement pictures!  As close as Moraine State Park is to me, I had never been there.  Now, I can’t wait to go back.  🙂  It’s the spot where Mike proposed, so it was perfect all around.  I LOVED the sign they brought along (and the gorgeous blanket that I wanted to take home with me).  These two are as sweet as they look and I can’t wait to be a part of their Labor Day weekend wedding this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What did I love about Sarah & Erik’s wedding?  Pretty much everything.  🙂  I loved the vintage theme that they pulled off so well!  I loved that it was different and non-traditional.  I loved that it was casual, but not in an unimportant kind of way.  It was more the way they chose to not stress over it – like when a motor boat on the river made so much noise, you could barely hear the ceremony.  They smiled and carried on.  I loved that it was full of laughter (a lot of laughter) and tears of joy.  I’m so happy to have been a part of their day.  We were able to capture some incredibly gorgeous moments and had an amazing time doing it, because of all of this.

Sarah & Erik – thank you, again, for allowing us to be a part of your day!  We had a great time with you both!  It was an honor and a pleasure.  🙂

There is more in the video!  Sarah’s family has a pretty great sense of humor, so I included some of the images of them that really cracked me up (especially the one they said was their typical family image – look for the picture of her brother with the back of his head to the camera – lol).  The music I picked this time is not a traditional sappy love song.  I did that on purpose.  This one  just seems to suit them.  Check it out for yourself.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

My brother-in-law, Joe, finally managed to find himself a sweet girl despite himself (I’m kidding, Joe) and back in October, I got a new sister-in-law!  David and I were asked to photograph their day and we managed to find a pretty good balance between work and being part of the party.  Here are some of my favorites from the day.  Welcome to the family, Leigh.  🙂

…and check out their video below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia