This is the end of my year in photos journey. We have covered Jan-April in part one, then May-August in part two.
The end is part three which covers September-December.
And I am ready to end it. For some reason today, I decided everything I do is terrible. My photos are terrible. My editing is terrible. My knowledge is terrible. It spiraled down to why do you even try? And then, I had to face The Blog, and my photo project, and daily blogging……
All I can say is…….. I am here.
I am going to post WONDERFUL pictures and get out of this slump that is trying to drag me down.
And I want to thank you for that. If I didn’t blog (if you didn’t read and comment), I’d probably just close down shop and be depressed at how terrible I am.
Instead, I get to blog and read your super nice comments that make me feel better. So much better. I guess we all have our down days and this one was mine. But I digress….
Here is my photography for the last of the year.
I had a slumps of sorts through the summer months in pursuing photography. Was it the heat? Was it the fact that my husband was told he had spinal cancer by a doctor that was treating him for his car accident injuries? Yeah. I didn’t want to do anything those months but spend time with him. I certainly didn’t want to take photos, edit photos, or blog about it. Many tests later, he was cleared. The scan showed a cluster of blood vessels. They looked like cancer, but were not. Ahhh! It was a scary time, and I did not talk much about it.
September I got to shoot my co-workers newborn baby Ava. Favorite part of newborn shoots? Holding the baby many, many times. Love! I, also, took photos of Sydney in her work uniform because she was so darn cute with her tan and her gear. How did anyone NOT slip when they saw her?
Basket Baby Ava – this was taken on my front walkway. I put it on Pinterest linked to my photography website and she was repinned seventeen times.
Okay, those blue eyes are killer. It’s a good thing she doesn’t know how freakin’ gorgeous she is.
And we got a new car in September. Jason, and I shared a car for FIVE long months. That is not easy when you work 20 mins away by freeway. So this I took pictures of.
It’s pretty much my car now versus our car. It’s just so much easier for me to drive than the Toyota Venza (people, the Kia has a back-up camera, oh yeaaaah).
Our first anniversary, October 10, 2011.
I had the honor of taking dance pictures of my childhood friend’s youngest daughter. Isn’t she beautiful?
Another Pumpkin Farm photo, Molly on the back of the old truck in her bat girl costume. Love that truck!
November was my busiest photographic month on record. I went to Clark Gardens, Dallas Arboretum, and downtown Fort Worth. I cooked with mom, and took photos for a future recipe book. I did Christmas photos of my family and the ex-wife with the girls. I did two sets of Senior Photos and a metal/rock band’s group photos. I took photos of my niece and nephew’s First Communion and of a one-year old. And then there was Thanksgiving. I’m a little surprised I didn’t burn out, but it was sooooo fun. And after double checking dates, I photographed Sydney and her boyfriend in November too. I have no idea what three images will end up next, but it should be good (and three won’t be enough).
A hornet’s sweet stop.
Senior girl Arden – 2012. This is also Sydney’s BFF.
Sydney at the railroad tracks. I LOVE this photo and it has not been edited. This is straight from the camera at a beautiful time in the evening.
And here we are at the end. But the end is just a new beginning.
One of the cookies from our annual cookie bake-a-thon with all the in-laws and ex-laws. This cookie was loved by sprinkles. Aww!
Bridget got a doll bed made by her Papa for Christmas. Look at her face. The fact that this was made with love is even more meaningful and something she can pass down to her children. She is one lucky little grandchild. Molly got one too, but I didn’t get her expression. They both love the beds.
Also? December and we have leaves???? Not to mention I took photographs of FLOWERS; like roses, and daisys. What the heck winter? Where are you?
And that wraps it up!
Are we ready for New Year’s Eve? I think I must be. My last photo album I labeled December 29th, 2012. I guess I’m jumping ahead already. What’s really bad is that I just noticed the wrong year about 10 mins ago and it’s been labeled that way since this morning. Ha.
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!