I went back and forth on doing this blog several times... sharing favorites from the previous year seems so "January" to me, but sometimes it's good to take a little more time to reflect and really look at what you're talking about. Besides that... I'm currently on a two week break so I'm finding a little more free time than normal... and all the more reason to find things to do to aid in my procrastination of housework!
While I don't have immediate access to all of last years images (I store them on an external hard drive that takes some time to get into) I did have access to a good amount of sessions right at my fingertips and have gone through and chosen 20 images from 2017 that speak to me! I learned in the not so distant past that it's most important to shoot and share the images that make me swoon because they are the ones that I've poured all of my heart and soul into creating for my clients.
My approach to photography isn't perfect, isn't posed and isn't traditional. My approach to photography is however, real, forgiving and comprised of small moments and details that are all part of the bigger picture. You'll notice I don't share images that are "perfect" by any means, but that's why I love them, because life isn't perfect and I have learned to love and embrace that lack of perfection! All of the family shots I've shared are happy little moments that I'm so glad to have captured. All of the senior shots I've shared are smart, confident, genuine young adults who have the brightest of futures ahead of them. Each of my clients leave a special impression on my heart and I'm so glad to have met and worked with them all.
So without further ado... here are 20 of my favorite images from 2017!