I can’t believe it’s 8pm on New Year’s Eve… another year is just about behind us, and boy what a year it has been! My first full year as a mama, an amazing year for my business, and a year that has been full to the brim with learning experiences (both easy and hard), moments of intense gratitude and a newfound enjoyment of life’s simplicities. It’s been amazing to sift through all of 2012′s photos and reflect on my growth as a photographer. It was so hard to narrow down a “best of” list, because every single session, every photo I’ve taken of my own family, holds a special place in my heart. Each and every time I pick up my camera, I learn something new about myself, about photography, about the type of photographer I aspire to be. But that said, there are definitely the standouts – those photographs that really make my heart skip a beat when I see them, either because they are simply one of my favourite photos, or because they represent a goal achieved, a milestone reached, an artistic lightbulb that suddenly went on, or an area of growth in my photography journey. Here are some favourites from 2012. I considered writing a piece about why each one was chosen (the writer in my was a little giddy at the thought), but I thought I’d just let the photos speak for themselves. Remember, these aren’t my favourite sessions, or my favourite clients (I love you all… for real), but some favourite photographs. (psst… the last ones are my favourites of my girl…).
A big thank you to each and every client, friend and family member that has been a part of this journey. To everyone who referred me to a friend, to every loyal client who trusted me once again with capturing their family’s special moments, to my photographer friends who have given me advice, encouragement and listened to me vent my joys and frustrations, to my husband who has been so supportive and encouraging this year, like every year, as I pushed myself to reach higher, dream bigger and work harder, to my friends who have looked the other way when my house has been a disaster or offered to take Neve during the busy season’s intensive editing marathon, to the Facebook “fans” I will never meet, but whose likes and comments brighten my day, to all of you – Thank you, thank you, thank you. Here’s to 2013 – may it be lovely, challenging and full of laughter. xo
Best of 2012 – The Photos