#lifewithjson – Year in Review Part 1/4

2014 has come and gone – and what a year it’s been! This has been one of the busiest years of my life – built a new house, got married, got a new car all within a span of a few months. Although it was stressful, it goes by way too quick and when you look back on it all, it was done in a blink of an eye. I’m sitting here thinking about when I first started this blog back up in November 2011 and the general direction of the blog is the same – I want to show you all that I can capture through my camera and anything worth showing. Most of you that come here are interested in the cars and the photoshoots and I try my best to deliver. Obviously during the winter months, there’s literally nothing to shoot except for “behind the scenes” or new parts that I’m gathering for the next season. I usually do a year in review around this time to just summarize everything that has happened in the year, to see how things have changed and to look back on some things that can trigger the “oh yeah! I remember that!”.

I also want to say that I love how much this has grown and I appreciate every comment and email that comes my way. I love that I can inspire you, I love that I can give you ideas, and I love that I am some of your guys’ daily go-to. My original intention was just to showcase two things I love the most: cars and photography and the reason I keep blogging is because people like you still keep visiting! The best thing is to hear “I’ve been following your blog since the beginning, and I love it”… Thank you, thank you, thank you! As long as I have a car and a camera, I’ll keep blogging!

Anyway, now that the speech is out of the way… Let’s get started…

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It was a chilly and snowy March morning… This was one of the first snaps of 2014.

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During the winter months, I had applied the Mode Luxe pin stripe on the car. God this thing was a boat – it barely fit in my parents’ garage.

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About a month later, the Mean Girls were reunited for a little install I could not wait for any longer.

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JC on his phone. You’ll actually see him on his phone multiple times throughout the year in review. Anyone who can guess how many times wins a chocolate bar.

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The LS was getting a new exhaust!

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When I finally brought the LS out, I brought it over to Jackie at Zero Limit to get an oil change…

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And while we were there, I also took a snap of what you would later see as probably one of my favourite photoshoots of 2014… Giuseppe’s Nissan Skyline.

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I never blogged this pic because Giuseppe wanted his new wheels to be a secret… But above that, Punit’s GS was getting his air suspension installed as well.

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First photoshoot of the season was Tony’s dumped IS.

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Oh look – on his phone.

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JC and Diana being supervisors.

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Another rainy and muggy day – had Punit’s GS in my garage beside the LS. Looked too good.

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Gopesh and his GTI outside

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Worked on getting the pinstripe on Punit’s GS that day.

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The first beyond meet of the year – I don’t usually go anymore but there is always a pretty good turn out lately.

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Next shoot up was Justin’s (also dumped) TSX.

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White is right.

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Diana and JC doing their job again.

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Not too long after that, I got rid of the Lexus and picked up an FRS. The LS was a impulse buy and I haven’t missed it one second. The FRS on the other hand is probably my favourite car of all the ones I’ve owned.

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Fitted it with my plate.

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Another nice day and shot Tim’s bike before he sold it that same day.

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Also did a shoot for Punit’s GS finally. JC on his phone – what’s the count now?

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Another good shoot in the bag that day.

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Ending part 1 here. Part 2 coming up real quick!

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