reflections and giveaways :: 2011 senior portrait and fashion photography favorites

I’m sitting here at my computer, scrolling through a year’s worth of portrait sessions and images that I have taken with my little camera.  Reflective does not even begin to describe what is rushing through my brain. 

Each photo shoot and image carries with it a trunk full of memories, what I was holding on to while I planned the shoot, worked with each amazing client, and edited for hours on end. 

Half of me cringes when I look at the photos I took a year ago. 

Half of me is proud that I am still on this crazy journey and thankful that I can see some growth. 

Half of me is just caught up in the emotional roller coaster of putting my creative work out there week after week. 

And all of me is so incredibly thankful for the people who have taken time throughout the year to look at my work, follow my business, and give me words of kindness and encouragement. 

So yeah, reflective does not quite hold the magnitude that I’m looking for.  ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve pulled together a handful of my favorite senior portrait and fashion images from the past year, a few are even new to the blog.  Enjoy, and look for posts all week with my favorite family photo session images and some things I’ve learned in 2011.

And… be sure to scroll to the bottom for a little New Year’s giveaway!












I haven’t done a giveaway in a while, and I thought Christmas and the new year would be the perfect excuse.

To Enter:

Comment below with your favorite photo to enter to win a $10 Starbucks gift card!

You can also head on over to the facebook page, like the page, and like your favorite photo from the 2011 Senior Portrait and Fashion Favorites for an extra entry!  Please leave another comment saying you did this ๐Ÿ™‚

You have until midnight EST on Sunday, January 1st. 

I’ll randomly choose a winner and announce on Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

***Want a second chance to win?  Look for a blog post later this week with my favorite family photos.  I will be giving away another gift card!***


**Winner** Barbara M!  You’ve won a $10 Starbucks Gift Card!  Congratulations, and I will be contacting you shortly ๐Ÿ™‚

A huge thank you to everyone who entered!  Here is to a wonderful 2012!