And there is a hand, my trusty friend,
And give us a hand of yours,
And we will take a goodwill drink (of ale)
For times gone by!
As 2012 came to a close we suddenly had the strong urge to do one last fun photo session. We always have a dozen shoots in our minds just brewing and waiting for the perfect time to come to life, and we almost missed the chance to do this one this year, after totally missing the boat last year! Time just seems to get away on us. We shot this December 22nd, getting it all together just in time to ring in 2013.
The end of the year is always a time of reflection. It’s fun to look back at what we’ve accomplished and how far we’ve come. We may have had a quiet year as Jack and Ruby, but it was anything BUT quiet as Kara and Becky. By the time we rung in 2012 Becky’s new home was well under way, and Kara’s little Sarah had turned one, and baby #2 was on it’s way. Becky was more than busy with B2 Photography, her thriving Family Photography business, a business that is steady from Winter to Fall! With all of this going on, Jack and Ruby Photography decided to scale down quite a bit for the year. We loved having the chance to really focus on the clients we chose, and having the opportunity to work on some fun projects, such as our Winter shoot at Falcon Trails Resort where we mentored a budding photographer, as well as beautifully styled shoots with The Southern Suite (here and here).
We truly enjoyed our clients this year, and loved being so excited for each wedding and engagement shoot. Doing less meant we arrived at “work” ready to just have fun! We are so thankful for our clients and the trust they put in us to capture once in a life time moments and events.
As the year comes to a close, Becky has settled into her new home and things are going up on the walls. Kara’s walls are also finally getting filled (after 3 years!) with beautiful family photos taken by Becky (I guess now you know who’s writing this!). Kara’s baby #2 arrived in May, little Ellen, and she and her big sister Sarah are keeping their Mama busy. Becky took a break in November to enjoy a sunny trip to Mexico with her hubby, and Kara is just dreaming of doing the same!
Here’s our “New Years Party” shoot. We fell in love with a tinsel backdrop and pretty sparkly party dresses and it all came together from there. We asked some beautiful models, aka Becky’s cousins Julie & Kyle and Tracy & Darrin as well as the gorgeous Becky herself with her husband Chris to assist us and come hang out for the afternoon. Becky even threw in a few pics of me while I wasn’t looking! The girls had a blast, and the boys had each other to keep company and endure all the pretty things, sparkles, and confetti! Tracy, of Tracy’s Hair and Day Spa, our Jack and Ruby featured make up artist did a wonderful job on make up, we absolutely LOVE her! What fun it was to watch our sparkle party come to life!
Happy New Year to our clients, friends, faithful followers, and anyone who is just popping by. We wish you all the best in 2013. Here’s to health, happiness, and SPARKLES!!!!
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