We ended 2011 determined to make 2012 even better. Well the year has taken off with not one, but two sweet surprises - I really couldn't ask for more! Two lovely features within a span of a week - Smitten and Style Me Pretty nonetheless! Oh my! Now brace yourselves for a little sappy out pour of emotions...

I'm floored and honored that we've been getting so much love from these wonderful wedding blogs and magazines. These are my first features in highly celebrated online publications, and I cannot express how it makes me feel. I started this business only two years ago, with nothing more than a dream and a desire to put my creative juices to good use. It was not easy, I cannot lie. I basically dove in with no clue, no money (no joke), no staff, and not one contact in the industry. All I had were ideas, my education, and the most supportive and loving family and set of friends anyone could ever ask for. I was (still am) a very new stay-at-home mom (to the sweetest and most adorable baby girl), so alongside learning how to get a business started, I was also learning how to be a parent. My days were filled with diapers and deadlines. More often than not, each day was/is a struggle and involved a lot of poop (more from dealing with people and situations than from actual diapers).  Can't tell you how much blood, sweat, and tears goes into each of my projects. I'm still a one-woman show with occasional "hired" help, so you can understand how even the littlest things mean so much to me. Anyhow, my point is - I'm pretty sure that's how it's going to be from time to time. And while I will grunt and groan when times are difficult, I'll have the little things like a thank you from a past client, or my baby's hugs for cookies I made her from scratch that make it all worthwhile. I see the recognition from the likes of Style Me Pretty as little milestones in the growth of this business. It sure has come a long way, but there's definitely more room to grow and improve. I have tons more to learn and experience, and I'm looking forward to it!  

A wise man once told me: Do something with all your heart, focus on doing it right, and help people along the way. You'll never fail and you'll eventually get the pat on the back you deserve.

Before anything else, I just want to say thank you so much for all the love, support, and appreciation! 

Now for the feature! Check out Christina and James' blush oceanside wedding featured on Style Me Pretty here:

Be sure to check out the SMP gallery for more amazing photos of this wedding by Michael L'Heureux.

And for more of my personal photos,  click here .