I made it. 2011 marked year three for JL and what a year it was. Easily the toughest year of my life but arguably the best. Funny how that works. Through it, I’ve learned so much about my business, my relationships and myself and I know without a doubt that I am a stronger person. So get ready 2012 because you’re going to be even better!

This won’t surprise anyone who’s been on my blog in the past few months but it has actually surprised me. Less than 10% of the images you see below are digital. If you do the math, that means 90% of my favorite images from 2011 were shot on film. Which I must confess makes me pretty darn proud. If you remember from the longest post ever, I shared earlier this year that I really wanted to learn to shoot film but was terrified. I had no idea where to start and I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t be using it to shoot weddings anytime soon. And here we are eight months and 90% later. I have so many people to thank for this. Seriously, the number of text messages, direct messages and facebook messages I have sent in regards to film this year is embarrassing. But the whole process reminds me a whole lot of where I was three years ago when I discovered what I wanted to do with my life.

So if I could sum that all up in one post, what would it look like? I didn’t want this to just be a look back at what I did in 2011, but instead what I fell in love with.

A selection of the images you see above were photographed while second shooting for Ali Harper, Kat Braman and Jason Mize.