Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Year in Review, Part One



Hey everybody!

Tomorrow marks 6 years since I made the commitment to blog EVERY SINGLE DAY, without taking a day off. This was more than a commitment just to press "publish" each day; really it was a commitment that I was going to share my life with y'all and invite you in to my little world every single day. It had an amazing result: we started getting more and more of y'all coming back every day. That gift on your part is something I cherish.  Thank you!

Today I'm doing my annual year in review; this year I'm going to call it the year of travel! We did SO much of it this year. We experienced some new places, and revisited some of our favorites.

We started the year off right, photographing Kirsten's proposal in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
proposal in Jackson Hole, WY

Finally got to photograph a wedding in Savannah:
wedding at Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA

We got to go back to our favorite place on earth, to shoot a wedding at Excellence Playa Mujeres:
wedding at Excellence Playa Mujeres

And shot another wedding at Latrobes in New Orleans, one of my favorite destinations:
wedding at Latrobe's in New Orleans

And shot a wedding at Meadowood Napa - maybe my new favorite wedding destination:
wedding at Meadowood Napa vineyard

Photographed an amazing wedding at L'Auberge Del Mar near San Diego... outdoors at night!
night wedding at L'auberge Del Mar near San Diego

I published TWO issues of Benfield Weddings Magazine:
http://benfieldphotography.blogspot.com/2014/08/coming-soon-benfield-weddings-issue-3.html


and was featured in a couple other magazines:
Bridal Beauty Magazine

Featured in the The Knot magazine by Wedding Paper Divas:




On my favorite lab's blog - tips to help fellow photographers stay creative.



and here on Zenfolio, giving tips to help photographers with their workflow and storage:


And for some crazy awesome reason, I shot a TON of gorgeous senior portraits, who were all so fun and fabulous!!
best fashion senior portrait photography

Taking selfies along the way!


It's been a super fun year. I know this looked pretty glamorous (don't get me wrong, it was fun!), but nothing beats the daily grind of getting up checking email destroying to-do lists, shooting every day, and blogging every night. :) I hope for more of the same in 2015!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

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