2012 has been an interesting year. Turned 35, said happy first birthday to my beautiful baby boy, helped create my business’s first promotional video, AND President Obama was re-elected by a wide margin (woot!). In 2013, I hope to expand my business and hire staff, like an office manager to help with the behind-the-scenes details of running the biz, so that I can focus more on what I love to do: capturing special moments and telling your story.
In 2012 in particular, I’ve tried really hard to push my own creative limits. I tried new angles, new camera techniques. Each day I consciously work at finding one real nugget of inspiration in life––visual or intellectual––and then maintaining that inspiration. It is that constant creativity which allows me to “shoot on the fly” at action-packed weddings, to make a posed, sleeping newborn look special in his own right, and to capture the magic between a newly engaged couple.
I make it a point to keenly observe anything and everything. My inspiration could come from anything, but mostly different media than photography, like old films, or even just general people-watching. I’m obsessed with personalities and people’s energy! Sometimes I’m watching a movie and think to myself, Yes, yes, I could incorporate that scene into a shoot.
So, here’s a bit of collective inspiration for you… all my favorite photos from 2012! These are the ones that would cause me to pause if I were flipping through a magazine. Each of these speak to me in different ways. Without further ado, my 2012 sum up…
Looking over this year’s posts I’m reminded of so many beautiful moments and fascinating clients. So, here’s to a new year, being thankful for the last, being inspired, and hoping for many more magical moments. Thank you for reading and always leaving such thoughtful comments here and on Facebook. I also want to give my heartfelt thanks to my clients, from the beginning to present, for allowing me to walk with you down your life adventures. Happy New Year!