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A Year of Pictures | 2014 {audreygracephoto} Atlanta Wedding Photographer

If I could choose one word to describe my 2014 year, it would be flourishing!Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 10.00.59 PM

I've always wondered why the beginning of the year is always at the worst possible weather season (at least in Ga). Everything is cold, dark and dreary. It all seems dead and it just gets to ya! But like the saying goes, it's always darkest before the dawn, so maybe there is some truth to it?DSC_2870

The beginning of this year, I prayed that just as the seasons changed and the blooms began to come, that God would do the same change within my life. That as spring and summer came, my own life would thrive and flourish.

And so it did! Man oh man, God is faithful and He really does know exactly how to make things flourish.

Here's a quick recap of my year, along with some goofy moments.

January

DSC_2939Bekah and BJ got married! Bekah has been one of my best friends since we were probably 14. So happy for her and Ben! DSC_33602014-01-24_0036Then a few weeks later, the snowpocalypse pt. 1 happened.DSC_5461DSC_5568DSC_5415Thankfully I was able to make to my grandmas house. And thankfully I had my camera with me. DSC_5437DSC_5443

February

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And it turned into ice. But at least we were prepared! DSC_8081 DSC_8090 DSC_8110

March

After almost a year of planning and storing furniture in random places...I officially moved out! Bittersweet but God has blessed my every step. Along with moving came a lot of adult lessons and purchases. It was like Christmas when we got our own washer and dryer. Hallelujah! And don't even get me started about Comcast (that's a whole other story). It has been a blast this year!

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Later in March my sister, Amy got married! Of all of the weddings I have been to, i've never been a bridesmaid before. So I thought it was super sweet to be apart of Nick and Amy's wedding. I am so thankful that my friend, Jessica, was able to photograph everything. It was so refreshing to just enjoy the sweet moments and not pick up my camera. I took a total of 2 pictures with my phone, but other than that....nada. Total bliss! IMG_4405Nick and Amy were the cutest!

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 Spring engagement session with Preston and Lizzy at Rope Mill Park. Spring was in the air and things were warming up.

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Had a great time with Justin and Heather at their engagement session!2014-04-24_0010 And of course, can't forget Elvis!DSC_6515My first ever Greek wedding! Opa! Christina and Matt were so sweet. 2014-05-21_0066Absolutely beautiful!2014-05-21_00352014-05-19_0154And you can't forget the windex!

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May

HEDGE graduation 2014! Crazy to think that one day I would be photographing this, when it seems just like yesterday that I graduated.

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Brian and Ashleigh got married on Memorial day weekend!  Such a beautiful day!

kovach-317kovach-339Behind the scenes fun! Sara, being an awesome assistant and testing the light.

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After much waiting and lots of saving....I was able to buy my dream camera! Full frame baby!

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June

Went on a vacation with the family! YES.

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Preston and Lizzy tied the knot at the beautiful Roswell Founders Hall.DSC_4136 Paris-380We were able to work with some wonderful videographers. Paparazzi team!

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Never a dull moment! Germs anyone?

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Made the leap and became a member of Professional Photographers of America!10505016_10154323704600713_6612632082130100861_o

July

As a photographer, you never really get a lot of photos of yourself....imagine that! So my photographer friend, Sara and I decided to trade headshots. So fun!DSC_8404 DSC_8643DSC_8625You really do learn a lot by having your picture taken. Gives you a new perspective!  audreywebsite519audreywebsite542 audreywebsite622Celebrated 4th of July with a BANG! DSC_9220So glad to welcome my friend Chaz back home! Safe and sound! DSC_7037

August

Photographed some tasty snowcones!  DSC_2358

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September

This is probably one of my favorite photoshoots this year! Sparks flew!

DSC_7026DSC_7292DSC_7186Jewelry shoot for Abbey! Check out her work here! DSC_6769DSC_6704DSC_6532My dear friend Katie got married! And I absolutely loved these cotton fields! DSC_4001DSC_3996Aaron and Katie are so perfect together! So happy to capture their wedding! DSC_3491DSC_4036Cute bridal shower! Put together by Extraordinaire Affairs. DSC_9809

 October

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

October flew by so fast! I just remember taking pictures and then coming home to recharge my batteries; repeat. Looking back, I can't believe how many photoshoots happened! It was a roller coaster and I loved it!

DSC_8503Joseph and Amanda had a beautiful fall wedding. The leaves had just started to change color and it was gorgeous.

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Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 6.28.01 PMstewart-82Canoeing with my friend Cassandra! At first I was worried that I would somehow drop my camera in the lake....but we survived! So glad I brought it. SO glad we didn't flip.DSC_0590

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Evan and Jessica had such a sweet engagement session. And their dog was so awesome!  DSC_0742 DSC_0995Tipi raising party! Yes, some my good friends have a tipi in their back yard and every year we get together and the tipi is built. Coolest thing ever!  DSC_2267

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Then we go on a night hike to Lake Allatoona. Stars always put me in awe of how amazing God is. DSC_2212Photographed Mindy and Brad at Marietta square. We had a funny run-in with a very strange man with his dog. One of those "you had to be there" moments. Hilarious! DSC_2902DSC_2829My pastor's family. Aka; the Crawfords! Downtown Woodstock was perfect for them! DSC_3534

Amy & Memphis at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Memphis is such a ham!DSC_3493DSC_3407

November

November is my favorite time of year! Started it off with Randy and Randee's gender reveal! So excited that they are having a boy!DSC_6305blue DSC_6413Justin and Heather got married! My last wedding of the year and it was great!vanstory-282Behind the scenes! DSC_8119

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Hehe!DSC_9023vanstory-403So happy for Justin and Heather!DSC_8920Oh, and I guess I'll go ahead and confess. Even though I'm not a huge fan of cake, I always make it a point to try it at every wedding. DSC_8360Let's just say....I've had a lot of cake! vanstory-577stewart-535

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 Family pictures for the Richards family. Little Alden has the bluest eyes!

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December

Christmas time! Senior pictures for Will. His grandfathers old uniform was so cool! Such a unique shoot!DSC_1203 DSC_1268DSC_1273I do love a good Christmas party! The Capital Transportation Solutions group sure knows how to celebrate!DSC_4171

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DSC_4103I had a wonderful Christmas break with my family! Some much needed rest and relaxation.DSC_7027

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DSC_7020My very last photoshoot of the year! Family pictures for Dacia's family. Remember Amanda and Joseph back in October? Time sure does fly!DSC_7530DSC_7471

And that's a wrap! What a wonderful year! I've photographed so many fantastic people this year and I've made a lot of new friends. You don't know how much happens in a year until you go back and look. And boy, oh boy! My cup was overflowing!

I am so thankful to everyone who has been a part of this last year. You are all amazing!

God continues to bless me each day and I am going to continue to give Him all of the glory! With a heart full of wonderful memories of 2014, I am looking forward to this next year!

Happy 2015!