Monday, December 29, 2014

2014... Year in Review

 I started taking photography a little more seriously when I got my first DSLR camera for mother's day this year. It was my dream gift, something I always wanted, but knew I'd never get. So imagine the shock and surprise when my husband gifted this to me! My instagram post from that day...

I have been lucky enough to photograph a bunch of amazing people this year. Friends, families, babies, kids. I honestly love every photo shoot I've done. There's something different to love about all of them. I've done a couple with some big, fun families. Some with some awesome kids that literally just ran around with me and had fun while I snapped photos. I was honored to be asked to photograph a balloon release ceremony in remembrance of a lost baby. I got to continue that family's story as they announced a new pregnancy. People actually used MY photos for their Christmas cards! That is so exciting and surreal! 

Then there were days when I completely doubted myself and my skills, then I saw something like this on my Facebook page...

There have been weeks where I didn't get a single message at all...and weeks that I didn't have a single photo session. You know what? That's OK, It just means it's not my time yet. That doesn't mean I'm gonna stop. I'm going to keep taking photos, studying, and learning more about this thing I love so much each and every day! 

The following are some of my favorite photos I have taken this year!

From the 1 year anniversary of Angel Bows by Raemy

From the Southern Starz 2014 Dance Recital

My Nephew William

The Hovis family announcing their new addition.

Paxton turns 6 months old. 

Miss Sassy herself... Hollee W.

The Maki Family

The Cecil Family

Miss Laci H....Loved her. 

Cousin photos

These next 3 are some of my personal family photos, this one is my littlest playing in the
leaves for the first time.

The biggest smile of our Disney Trip. 

My husband teaching one of our boys how to play football. 

The Wilson Family

Baby Toes

The Lampkin Family

Balloon release ceremony for Baby LaRue

Megan L. free photo session contest winner

Pearl Baptist Church

It's a girl!

Maki Family Reunion

Miss Callie

LaRue Family

Hovis Family

O Christmas Tree

The Starns Girls

I started this blog about 2 months ago, so under some of these are links back to their blog posts with all of the photos from their sessions. 

I want to thank everyone who allowed me to be a part of their family for a day to capture some precious moments. It was an honor and a privilege! I am hoping I will get the opportunity to do this many times over for years and years to come!

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

O Christmas Tree!

The photo shoot I had planned to blog about this week, got postponed due to that pesky stomach bug that has been going around! Get well soon Helms Family!

As a back up I decided to photograph my beautiful Christmas tree, and share the short story of some of my favorite ornaments. 

Here we go...

This one we got from Ace & TJ when my son was chosen to go on their Grin Kids trip to Disney World.
To read more about this awesome charity you can check out Grin Kids.

The reason for the season! 

In this house we are only allowed to be Carolina Tarheel fans!
My husband got this for Christmas one year. 

Self explanatory...See..Hi, I'm Angel ;)

This is how you can tell I have kids. There's a fallen ornament, a hulk hand,
and a bunch of low hanging ornaments. 

My oldest kiddo, I have plenty of handmade at school ornaments! 

This one was my 3rd boy's first Christmas ornament, made by my friend Kristen.
Apparently 2 years has not been kind to this reindeer as he is missing a few legs! 

My oldest's first Christmas.

This is one of my favorites, made by a friend of mine.

This nasty thing was made by my oldest. He brought it home and was so proud and insisted
I had to put it on the tree. Told me something about it being good luck.
 Gross! This one stays in the back of the tree.  

I bought this tree topper at an after Christmas clearance sale. I think it cost about $3, and it has
held up for  7+ years so far! It's a gingerbread family totem pole.  

I got this from my friend Melinda this year. When I opened the box I didn't see the camera right away.
I just saw the words. lol...Kind of worried me for a second! 

These crocheted ice skates were made by my brother in laws grandma.
We have one for each kid on the tree. 

This is the very first ornament I bought for our tree after we were married. 

This hot mess right here. I THINK was supposed to be a penguin.
 I was newly married and newly pregnant shortly after. It was our first tree, we didn't have many ornaments. I insisted that I NEEDED to buy all these ornaments and paint them. I don't remember who painted this one. I don't know why I still put it on the tree. But it makes me smile every time I see it. 

The whole tree, I used to decorate it when the kids were in bed. Now I put it up, string the lights, and let them do the rest. There are five ornaments on some branches, there are some that hang an inch from the floor, there are huge empty gaps.
I love it.

I am so thankful for the families that have allowed me to photograph their family this year. Getting to do this is truly a dream come true. I hope to have this opportunity many times over in the new year           Lastly, my hope is that you all have a very Merry Christmas! 

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