I don’t know about you, but I have a major case of where-has-the-time-gone syndrome lately. Are we really only two weeks from 2013? How on earth has that happened right under my nose? We are all of us so busy all the time, taking life day by day, that the big picture often just slips right by.

So, since the holidays mean the work year is nearly over, I thought it was a pretty perfect time to look at the year in review.


In February, I got to help KME out with this adorable shoot for Charleston Weddings.


In the summertime, Seastar Arts, Carly Totten, Kristen Solecki, Curiosity, and a host of other amazing people put together a rooftop engagement shoot. This shoot is actually featured in the 2012 winter issue of DIY Weddings magazine!

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This one in the Fall with Caroline Ro Photography and Andraya from the Wedding Row was all about modern industrial goodness.


I also fell in love with Instagram this year, although I’m rather displeased with the latest developments on that platform. They always ruin a good thing, don’t they?



I got to revel in the wonderful modern architecture of Chicago…


…wax nostalgic for college days…


…and am on my way to add a few more adventures to my list.


I’ve had the chance to work on so many cool web projects this year and do some of my absolute favorite work ever. Eat Well with Janel, Oso Artworks, Earthling Day Spa, Tide Valet, and so many others.


I just added it up, and I did more weddings this year than I’ve ever done before, which I think means I’m doing something right! We had the opportunity to work with so many talented vendors and brides with impeccable taste. My newest work is always my favorite, but either way, I’m pretty proud of what we’ve done this year.

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friends and family.

Putting yourself out there is scary and intimidating, and sometimes it goes well and sometimes it doesn’t, but it tends to have the most wonderful benefit of opening you up to new friendships. I’ve met lots of new and wonderful people this year, both through blogging and in real life, that I count myself truly blessed. And not only that, but it only gets better with long time friends too. I can’t wait to see what 2013 holds for all of us!


My brother helping out at dodeline.

big moves for the biz

I pinch myself when I walk into our little office every day. I can hardly believe it’s real. Not only that, but Kellie is amazing and here with me three days a week. All of a sudden we have quite the “real business” on our hands. What a process it is to start something and watch it grow! I have no idea where 2013 will take us, but I am so excited to find out.


first big show.

We traveled to the Indie Craft Parade which was the first time I’ve ever traveled for a show. It was so much fun to do that trip with M, Ann, and my husband!


you guys are awesome.

Again with the mushiness – but truly, I so appreciate all of your support and friendships! I can’t wait to see where 2013 will take all of us. Wishing you an amazing holiday season, and I’ll see you back here armed with thousands of photos to share in January!


  1. What a terrific year! I am happy that I met you while I was here in the South and will keep following you from afar :)

  2. SeaStarArts says:

    aw, such a GREAT year in review… SO very proud that I’m included and that we are friends! Cheers to 2013 may it be the BESTEST Year YET! xo

  3. I cannot believe it’s almost the year end already either. Every year, it gets faster and faster. Blessings to you for many more wonderful years to come!

  4. Every year I can’t believe how fast the year has gone! I can’t believe 2012 is almost over!

  5. NikeOnile says:

    Great post Sarah! Love it!

    Nike O.

  6. Wow!! So happy for you, Sarah! It’s amazing to see where a year can take us. So happy it’s been to many wonderful places and experiences for you. Can’t wait to see where 2013 will take you! Hope you had a lovely European holiday!