Friday, December 30, 2011

Favorite photo Friday - Looking back

As the end of 2011 rapidly approaches, I thought I'd choose 12 of my best photos.
Really  'favorite' would be a better word to use.
As I went through hundreds of pictures, I had a couple of thoughts...
these two have grown like crazy and we had quite a year!

Best of 2011 - 1
Taken just about a year ago in their Chinese clothing to celebrate Chinese New Year,
these two made me smile.
You can see so much of their personalities.
I'm making a note to self to get out that backdrop out and do it again
in January.

January 2011.

Best of 2011 - 2

Grace in contemplative moment.

 Late March 2011.

Best of 2011 - 4
Easter Sunday, playing and jumping on the stones
outside the restaurant we were at for brunch.
I love this candid.

April 2011.
Best of 2011 - 5

Swan Lake.
Grace's first Spring recital, she's in the background if you look closely.

May 2011.

Best of 2011 - 6
Will with shades on, swinging.
Our sweet Molly looks on, she lives in heaven now.

June 2011.

Best of 2011 - 7

Door County, WI vacation.
I bought 2 little vintage Kodak Instamatic cameras off e-bay for the kids to play with.
They were a huge hit!
This series was one of my favorites and I use this image
on my thank you notes
for clients.

August 2011.

Best of 2011 - 8
Will holding a yellow leaf.
You can see so much of his personality in this one with his sparkly eyes.
He's a mischievous one. ;)

October 2011

 Best of 2011 - 9

Portrait of Grace that was used for our Christmas card.
I love the light and her expression here.
It was an extremely windy Fall weekend and cold.
My camera was acting up and I went with what I got that weekend.
Grace's hair was flying everywhere in almost every image-
like straight up in the air.
Some cloning was done.

October 2011
Best of 2011 - 10

Playing at the dog park, one of my favorite candids.
It's real life and my 2 little loves.

November 2011.
Best of 2011 - 9-2

Grace before we left for the Nutcracker, about two weeks ago.

December 2011.

Best of 2011 - 10-2

And finally, Will on Christmas Day (which is also his Birthday).
While doing a little photo session, he spun around
and gave me this look, (this is so him).

December 2011.

Best of 2011 - 11

Well, another year has come and gone.

Wishing you blessings, health, and lots and lots of  love and laughter
in the New Year.


the long road

14 kind words:

Love Letters To China said...

I can't even imagine how hard it must have been for you to pick just 12. All of your images are amazing. I can definitely see how much your two have grown. I wish you all the best that 2012 has to offer. Hopefully another girls get together. I'm up for any destination. :-)


Courtney said...

I love looking back at the past year. I always make a calender for my mom every Christmas and I use pictures from each month of the past year. It always takes me forever because I spend so much time looking back at all the pictures. Have a wonderful New Year. I look forward to seeing what 2012 has in store for your family.

Gina Kleinworth said...

Oh Gail- what a year & SO BEAUTIFULLY captured. Once again I am sitting her in awe of the photos & the kids & the way the camera loves them. Grace reminds me of my older daughter- with such poise all the time- and that last one of Will just gave me the biggest smile. I love that show stopping personality!

redmaryjanes said...

They are all wonderful, but the top one is my favorite :)

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

gosh, I feel teary looking at this post because what screams out at me is a Mom that loves her children to pieces and it shows through her art.


ps. I wish I had a tiny piece of your creative talent.

Michelle R Photography said...

They are all beautiful, Gail!!

Happy New Year!!

Sharon Ankerich said...

What a beautiful year you have captured with such gorgeous photography! I too have been going through a year of photos picking for an end of 2011 post. LOVe every one you chose. Beautiful children and praying a very blessed 2012 for you all as well. Love XOXO

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Perfect...each and every one! Happy New Year!

likeschocolate said...

You are blessed! I agree with Love letters to China that I don't know how you pick because all of your photos are so amazing. My favorite is from last year though with the snow globe.

likeschocolate said...

You are blessed! I agree with Love letters to China that I don't know how you pick because all of your photos are so amazing. My favorite is from last year though with the snow globe.

Sharon said...

Each of these are perfect in their own way. I love them. SO beautiful!

Deanna said...

These are absolutely beautiful. Your children are adorable. I enjoyed each and every image. Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

Each uniquely beautiful in their own way! You are very talented!

Jboo said...

So lovely! Great photos of your sweeties! Janet

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