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2012 in Review // Weddings

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Oh, you guys. I know I haven’t been posting nearly enough recently, but today I’ve got one giant post for you that makes my heart overflow with happiness. 2012 has been an incredible year, both in my personal life and in my business, and as I went back through all 26 weddings I shot this year to pick out favorites for this post, I got a little teary-eyed. I often reflect on how lucky I am to be doing what I do, because I actually get to share these amazing memories with all my brides and grooms on some of the happiest days of their lives. Every time I show up to “work,” there’s always something new to witness and experience and document, and looking back on the photos reminds me of every little detail of each wedding day, from the weather, to the way things smelled, to my favorite moments on the dance floor. It’s like I got to have 26 “best days” of my own! :)

I’ve got some major thanking to do to all those who made 2012 possible. First, an ENORMOUS thank you to all my second shooters and dear friends who make me look REALLY good and keep me sane on wedding days: Mary Margaret Smith (who shot a whopping 16 of these and drove goodness knows how many miles all over the Southeast with me!), Kelly Cummings (who also happens to be my BFF), Carly “Bish” Chaney, Carmen Michael, Carrie Joy OsbourneLauren Frisch, Sarah Musgrave, and Samantha Kanzler. And my sweet husband Jamie for pitching in now and then!

And of course a huge thank you to my amazing clients. For believing in me, for loving my photos, for becoming friends in the process. And for allowing me to travel from Alabama to California (twice!), Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina this year to document your weddings. Not only did I get to take some awesome photos, but I got to eat shrimp ‘n grits in Charleston (one of my favorite places!), visit Graceland for the first time in Memphis, go shopping at some crazy good mid-century stores in California, see where the buffalo roam in Kansas, wiggle my toes in the sand at Navarre Beach, and enjoy a slice of small town life in Pine Mountain. I’ve learned a lot about myself, I’ve grown as a photographer, and I’ve made some incredible friendships. Yes, it’s been a really good year.

For this post, I wanted to do something a little different. Something that makes me so proud is how very unique each one of my weddings is, so as you scroll through, you’ll see that I also included a little commentary on the details and moments and images that stood out to me and why. I tried to shorten it, but I simply couldn’t, because there’s just too much goodness to share. :) So I hope you enjoy this look back at 2012, and I hope that your year was just as full of wonderful memories.

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sarah der! - Oh my goodnesssssss, Morgan! My heart fluttered the whole time whilst I looked through this lovely blog post–so much joy! So much beauty! So much careful attention to detail with each couple! I’m pretty much in love with the Morgan Trinker Photography 2012 year. I hope this is okay… :)

Sarah - Lovely, lovely, lovely post! How ever did you choose your favorites. I’m blown away by the school house wedding. The colors are so delicious.

Kelly Cummings - Love the feel of the post, a true highlight of awesomeness. I’m jelly I didn’t think of the editorial style comments over the images, too, they make the post for me! You are so magazine worthy!

Debbie Trinker - Another year of beautiful memories these brides and grooms will treasure forever due to your God-given talent, creativity, hard work, and passion for your profession. May 2013 be even better. XOXOX

Melanie - I have had to scroll through this post about four times because my eyes are so full of tears I cannot see. I felt like I attended everyone of these events due not only to your talent behind the camera but also your amazing gift of words. I am so very happy that you love what you!
Love you much,
Mom

Carrie Joy - Morgan — Oh my goodness, what a great post :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work & you! I’m so glad I was able to be a small part of your year. You have an incredible amount of talent & heart. I loved looking back at the highlights of your year– so much goodness! And I want to be like you when I grow up. ;) Looking forward to seeing you again in the new year! xoxo

Maren - This was so much fun to scroll through. Thank you for putting together such a gorgeous recap of your year. I love to see all of the joy in each picture. Thanks for making my wedding day my favorite day and thank you for the gift of your art! xoxo

Serena Severtson - I am just in-love with all of these weddings. It looks like you had such an amazing year! Here’s to 2013! <3

Amanda - I enjoyed looking back through your year of photos. I love how you capture each of your clients personal character and tastes. It truly makes me feel like I am a part of their festivities. :) I will have to apologize to all of my Pinterest friends for going “Pin It” crazy, but I just HAD to share your work with the Pinterest world. Love you, Morgan!

A Merry Christmas and 2012 Client Gifts » Morgan Trinker Photography | Birmingham, AL - [...] wanted to share a little peek at something I’ve been working on for awhile now. Because 2012 been such a crazy, wonderful, exciting year, I wanted to do a little something special for my wedding clients. (Most of you should have [...]

Gail - I look at this portfolio from your 2012 in SUCH awe, Morgan. It is an honor and privilege to know your humble, ENORMOUSLY talented heart (I still can’t believe you came up to second shoot with lil ‘ol me!) Your weddings are some of my favorite eye candy … always.

Can’t wait to see what God has in store for you in 2013!

So Long, 2013 » Morgan Trinker Photography | Birmingham, AL - [...] came to put together a 2013 recap post, I asked myself if it was realllly worth it. After all, last year’s post took me a solid 3 days to design and write, and for some inexplicable reason I feel compelled to [...]

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