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The Great 2008: My favorite photographs

I cannot believe that 2008 has come and gone. I know, I know, everyone says that. But it’s been such a year…full to the rim with important events. Let’s see…

  • Darbi G. Photography began it’s 2nd year of existence in January.
  • I lost my sanity in March.
  • Neil and I got married in June. I regained my sanity shortly thereafter.
  • My brother and his girlfriend bought a house in September; Neil’s brother moved to Pittsburgh.
  • My sister found out she’s pregnant that same month.
  • My aunt had a baby in October.
  • Four close family members, including Neil, all found new jobs in the past six months.

What, oh what, will 2009 have in store? I know a few things:

Neil graduates in May.
Temple has her baby in late May/early June.
Neil and I hope to move by the end of July. To where? That’s up in the air, sorta. Our No. 1 pick is Austin, Texas. But he’ll also be looking for jobs in North Carolina, Tennessee and a few other places. We are visiting Austin in a few weeks to get a feel for what it’d be like to live there, as I’ve never set foot in the city, which has gotten MANY recommendations from anyone who’s ever been there. So yeah…we’ll move. And I have to start my market all over. SCARYYYYY!!!

So with 2009 ahead of us…. I decided to not let this year be unlike any of the others and have set some resolutions. I’m kinda starting to freak out lately because I have two wrinkles …. one on my forehead and one between my eyebrows. I just splurged on buying a whole anti-aging facial care system from Oil of Olay. I don’t know where the years went! One day I’m 21, still fighting a pimple every now and again, and then suddenly, I’m nearly 30 and showing signs of aging. AHHHHHHH!!

So my new year’s resolutions are:
1. Stay calm about aging. And whip my skin into shape.
2. Stay calm about moving. And help find Neil a job.
3. Start running on my lunch break at least 3 days a week.

There, now that it’s in writing, I hope I’m held to it.

On to photos. I was going to just post my 10 fave pictures I’ve taken in this last year. But I can’t narrow it down. That’s not one of my strengths. So instead, I’m going to post in chronological order, a photo that is at least in the top 3 of the session/wedding, because it’s hard to pick a No. 1. It’s been such a blessed year, and I’m so fortunate to have been chosen to document such important events and memories for my clients.

Here goes. You might have seen some of these before as they are most likely somewhere else in the blog.

Daddy and son rockers. Q family, thank you for your friendship and for always being so lovely and fun on “film”….
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My dear pal. So beautiful you are as the woman you’ve grown into. Thank you for trusting me for my first boudoir session.
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Baby Jane. How darling as you grow and grow. Thank you, Mark and Kristin, for letting me in on her first year.
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My dearest love, my husband. You will always be my favorite drummer. Thank you for the rhythm you’ve brought to my life.
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Stephanie, such a good friend you’ve become. Thank you for having been so freaking delicious in front of my camera.
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Paige, again… thank you for going through the wedding-planning process…and to both of you…thank you for honoring me with the duty of capturing YOUR special day.
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Sigh. I can’t think of anything else I’m thankful to Paige for. HAHA just kidding. Thank you for convincing me to shoot your Extreme Bridals during my own last month of wedding madness. haha LOVE YA!

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Wendy, thank you for playing model. And for making my brother happy.
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Erin and Jay, thank you for being the first couple to book me nearly a year in advance. Your wedding was a memorable one on so many levels.

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Thank you, Negril, Jamaica for being the scene of the most beautifully perfect honeymoon.
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Rory…my dearest flower girl…thank you for being cute through all stages thus far. 🙂
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A different Paige… thank you so much for allowing a slew of photographers to snap all over you on a hot night in Dallas.

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Drew & Sarah, thank you for being so smoking hot, so darn nice and one of my favorite sessions ever.

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Eleanor…and Kristin and Brian…thank you so much for bringing me into your home so soon after E’s birth. She will forever be my favorite “tree frog”… 🙂
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Warren & Jana…you engagement session has so many wonderful images from which to choose. Thank you for traveling all the way to Columbia for your session. Neil and I had so much fun with you.

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Ashley & Jonathan, I wish you the best in wedding planning this year. Thank you for finding me to do your engagement session. Have a great special day in Omaha!!!
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Mrs. H, you are stunning and I thank you for letting loose.
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Elsa & Jeff, you are by far the “owners” of the most rustic wedding I will ever get to shoot. I loved every minute of it. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of your day. I cant’ wait for your “family” session in the spring.
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Nicole & Nick, I can’t wait for your wedding in June. You are beyond fun and cute and all things photographers LOVE in couples.
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Former Ms. A…congrats on being married…and thank you for trusting me to capture these beautiful images.
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Jaime & Mark… thank you for calling on me to have a round 2 in your sexy wedding attire. I wish you a wonderful 2009!!
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Amy & Justin… what a darling couple! Thank you for being great sports and persevering to get into the MU Stadium. Can’t wait till your BIG day in June!!
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Chris and my dear Lara… Thank you, thank you, thank you for turning to me for your own wedding photography. I’m so blessed that we were able to have the same role in each other’s weddings. .

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Lara again…I am grateful to have become friends with someone who is a kindred spirit. I do hope we end up in the same place. 🙂
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Jennifer & Rob, I’m so glad you both are in my life. This will be a big year for you both, and I wish you the best!
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Lindsay & Parker, third time is a charm, right? Thank you for your patience…and for rocking the camera. Not much longer till your BIG DAY!!
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This isn’t really from a session….one of my best friends, Cara, got married in October. I was a bridesmaid…and at the rehearsal dinner at the Kemp Auto Museum, I snapped a few of the almost-married couple. To both of you…I love you!! Thank you for just being you.
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Jen & Ron, thank you for being a great love story. I am so honored to be the one to capture the marriage of two families. See you in May!
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Enjoli… wow. You are a beautiful person inside and out. Thank you for your smiles…laughs…jokes…and enthusiasm.
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Awww, my lil’ cousin Daleni. Thank you for being related to me. haha. But seriously, I’m thankful that you are in my dear aunt & uncle’s lives. and my own. Love you, lil’ one.
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Warren…another cousin…and Jana..now a cousin by marriage… from a great engagement session to a BEAUTIFUL (and cold) wedding…thank you for keeping it in the family. xoxo

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Hi, H family…thank you for ringing me for a last-minute holiday snap-fest. You all are so freaking cute. I hope I am lucky to have such a family of my own someday.
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Since I just posted from this session, I thought I’d post instead the holiday card I made for the S family. This is Eleanor. I get to see her again in three weeks!
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Ok, that’s it. The longest post ever. But as I begin the 3rd year of Darbi G Photography, I think it’s appropriate that I take the time to look back at those who made my 2nd year a success.

I hope anyone who comes this way to read my blog knows how fortunate we are to be alive. And I wish you all many reasons to laugh and the strength to find an inner peace this next year.

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  • Photography by Lara - Darbi, thank YOU for coming to Omaha for my wedding. I wouldn’t ever choose anyone else. You really ARE a kindred spirit. I heart you!ReplyCancel

  • clary5four - Anywhere life takes you it will be grand and fabulous…I can’t wait to see what happens in 09!
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