Thursday, December 30, 2010

Top 10 of 2010....well, it's actually 20!

I had no idea how close to impossible picking only ten would be!  
I literally started writing down every favorite and my piece of paper is a mess because I kept writing more and more.   So many things were great about this year and the people that allowed me to photograph their lives and memories.   Picking only ten pictures was incredibly difficult, but I narrowed it down as best as I could.   I ended up with 20 instead of 10.  Honestly, it could have been 50 though.  :)
I have noticed that seldom is my favorite the same as a client favorite.   I'm not sure how or why that is, but we all have very different opinions and I'm learning that more and more as I photograph people.   Why I choose a favorite could be a number of reasons: composition, texture, a certain look caught unexpectedly, or the way I got the shot that I didn't think that I could.  Mostly, it's how the picture makes me feel.  What type of emotion it has...whether a person is in the picture or not.  I know that sounds strange but I have to look at a picture and have it wow me.  I hope that in the course of this year, I have wowed you a little bit through my work.  It's been a wonderful year and I truly thank all of you who have trusted me enough to be part of capturing your memories.   

soooo here it goes...My top 20 of 2010:

Happy New Year to you all and I hope you are looking forward to 2011 as much as I am!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Sessions 2010

I had my busiest month ever in November.  Getting ready for the holidays in general and then add in 4 sessions - it was crazy busy!  It was a good busy though for sure.   I warn you...this is going to be a long blog post, but well worth it in the end.  :)

First up is the Voykin, Sorbet, McNaught Family:

Next is the Rutland Family.   Our session was right after the Voykin/Sorbet/McNaught one and was right before sunset.   We snuck in a few right before the sun went down and everything else was after dark with some candles to help out...actually I think it was 24 candles that Danielle and I lit!  :)  

The Crotty Family session was on a perfect day and their backyard was the perfect location.  What I enjoyed best about this was how I was able to find some really cool spots without leaving - right in their backyard!  This is one of my favorite sessions.  I loved the sunlight, the leaves and my favorite part was the cool looking shed!

Lastly, the Cunningham family Holiday session was at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.  It was a little chilly that day, but little Mia was such a trooper and posed like the best of them!  

Thanks to all the families who hired me this year for their holiday sessions and thank you for sharing your Christmas cards with me.  It makes me really proud to see that the photographs that I took of you and your families have been shared with so many.   

Happy Holidays to you all!