2012 - yay for this year!

It's almost New Years Eve 2012 and I'm this is to be the last post on 'Alexa Loves' EVER! This blog has been a great friend to me over the last two years but it's time to move on - in January I'll be launching my brand new website and blog combined so I will still be blogging, but not from here....  All my old posts are in the process of being copied over to wordpress and we're getting ready for lift off (eek!) :O) I'm so excited, I love my new site sooo much! I've also got a lot of weddings and engagement sessions from this year still to blog so there'll be plenty to catch up on the new site when it arrives...So I wanted to end the year by looking back and sharing my favourite wedding and portrait pics...and then further down in the post you'll find my favourite personal projects.  Making this post has made me feel slightly overwhelmed and emotional and it was so hard to choose my favourite images - grab a cuppa, its a bit of a biggy! :O)Wedding and portrait session highlights 2012

Clare & Greg : Walthamstow
Ali & Ben : Brighton
Victoria & Jake : Hitchin Lavender
Claire & John : Malvern
Erica : Hitchin
Mr & Mrs Unique Shoot : Aynhoe Park
Claire and Edd : Launceston, Cornwall
Nefti & Julia : Cotswalds (second shooting for Lisa Devlin)
Kate on her way to Southwark Town Hall - telling Rich she wasn't going to turn up! (joke...)

Adam & Gemma : Marlyebone (second shooting for Elly Mac)
Simone & Kyle : London
Cheeky band : Newmarket (second shooting for Kate Hopewell Smith
Tori and Pete : Warwick
Bridesmaids on the beach : Thorpeness on Sea
Rachel & Luke : Thorpeness on Sea
Drink Shop Do, Kings Cross : styled shoot with Charlotte Bridal
Marc & Charlotte : Fanham Hall

Rupa & Neil : North Hill Farm, Herts
Kate : Dalston rooftops
Rachel & Luke : Stoke Newington cemetery
Charlotte & Marc, Clifton
Ros & Christian : The Barbican Centre
Rachel & Luke : Thorpeness on Sea
Rupa & Neil : Crouch End
Sam & Caroline : Hitchin
Valerie : The Southampton Arms, Highgate Road, NW5
Cassi and her girls : Chawton
Clare and Greg's wedding : Islington Town Hall
Favourite personal photos
And then the reason I guess I started to photography and made this blog - making images of my world and the important people that surround me...
My garden

Cornwall cows
London and a kitten!
Street photography in St Giles
Daf map reading in Cornwall
St Ives rooftops
Horse! Cotswalds
Kentish Town shared house renunion            Me and Daf visiting Dartmouth
Lauren : Glamping with the Shooting Sisters.
Kings Cross is my home from home - and they had a pretty fun installation in the summer, which I enjoyed playing with!
Aww squidge!
Apparently doesn't like having her photo taken.... aw so gorgeous!
Gran and Grandad pay a visit
The cutest kitten in the world : second day at home. I looooove her, she makes my days bright and my evenings snuggly.   She's lot bigger now though...

Its been epic.  To all the wonderful people I have photographed - thank you so much, it has been such an honour and I've loved meeting you!  To all the other photographers who I have second shot for this year - you have taught me so much and have added so much to the photography journey I'm on - Fiona Weiling, Elly Mac, Kate Hopewell-Smith, Lisa Devlin, Jo Garlike and Laura Babb - and the other photographers I speak to often online - you guys are so generous with your time and knowledge - thank you.  To Erica from Mr and Mrs Unique and my gorgeous gorgeous Shooting Sisters, you keep me sane and rock my little photography world!To Daf and all my friends and family - thank you so much for your support along the way, you know I couldn't do this without you. Bring on 2013 - I think it's going to be a good un!