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Happy New Year’s Eve: 2009 Review

12.31.2009

Let me just say that 2009 has been the best year yet. This year was huge both personally and for my business.

January: I joined a fitness bootcamp through Ala Vie Fitness. I woke up and started exercising before the sun rose. Crazy.

February: I attended my first WPPI Conference in Las Vegas. I met a TON of photographer friends in person and reunited with old friends too. :)

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March: I launched this blog in it’s new and improved prettiness. Click here to see the old version.

April: I flew out to New York to hang out with my cousin Mercy in Brooklyn. I got to see her perform in a local cafe and we got Magnolia’s cupcakes. And she was my awesome assistant for an engagement shoot at the Brooklyn Bridge.

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May: My mom graduated from her 18-month intensive Master’s program in Nursing Education. I attended the Fast Track Photographer Workshop.

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June: I rallied in the last month-long stretch before the wedding and prepped all the last minute details. Including Martha Stewart Pom Poms.

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July: We got married! After a long 16-month engagement the big day finally arrived! We went on our honeymoon in Kauai and went ziplining!

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(photo by Travis Hoehne)

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August: I moved into Cent’s apartment in Dallas. The long-distance part of our relationship came to a close. I went to Washington, DC for a final business trip from my full time job and shot some engagement sessions too!

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September: I met and joined the Dallas Wedding Photographer community. Big props to Twitter and Facebook for the pre-move connection! We put an offer on a house.

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October: I launched my website create with Showit Sites: www.catieronquillo.com!

November: I attended Pictage’s PartnerCon in New Orleans. We CLOSED on our home. First Thanksgiving with the new family. It was a tasty feast to say the least!

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December: I participated in Help Portrait Dallas. We bought our first Christmas tree. We went to California for Christmas with my family. We flew down to Anaheim for a whirlwind adventure through Disneyland and California Adventure during the holidays.

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And as for 2010, I know that great things are in store. Big things. Fun things. Exciting things!

Happy New Year’s Eve! This year, we’ll be ringing in the new year very low key in our new home, and toasting each other at midnight!

How are you celebrating?

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  • Reply Auntie Kathleen 12.31.2009 at 6:10 pm

    Low key, here at home, Auld Lang Syne and toasts to the New Year.

    I love this kind of contemplative evening. The big kids went to NYC. Sera, Kiko & Ro are here with us. And all the cats. And Awita.

    Happy New Year to you and Cent!

    Here’s to another year of blogging!

    Auntie Kathleen

  • Reply whitney elizabeth 12.31.2009 at 8:42 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Congrats on a FAB 2009 and many wishes for an awesome 2010…by the way, I LOVE magnolias in NYC! :)

  • Reply Maylea 01.03.2010 at 7:38 am

    2009 has certainly been a busy year for you. Happy new year and I hope 2010 will be twice as wonderful!

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