Sunday, January 2, 2011

memories, dreams and reflections

1. Me!
I'm proud that I've learned so much with photography, and am still having fun with it everyday.

2. I love you
My rock.  My biggest supporter.  My best friend.  My love.

3. Still Laughing...
At my S-I-L's wedding, Henry earned the title as "The Wedding Swimmer".....his new Uncle thought it made his day (other than getting married, that is)

4. Winter Wonderland
First snowfall (in October)

5. Birthday

6. Friends
I keep catching them sitting almost on top of each other in the corner of the friends...

7. I Was Inspired...
My first photo session led many more people to ask me for family's inspired me to become a photographer (whether I'll become a pro or not is still undecided, but I've enjoyed the experience)

8. Spring Fever
Spring here leads to puddles & muck

9. Travel or Vacation
Our first family vacation on a Hawaii!!

10. Summer Days
spent in our yard or at the park....anywhere outside!

11. A day in my life's playing this new game

12. All Smiles
boy does he love to swing

13. Autumn Harvest
it was almost autumn when we harvested these strawberries

14. Family

15. Celebrate
the reason for our trip to Hawaii

16. Let's Do It Again
a fishing spot all to ourselves where the kids could play and the dog could run....a beautiful day I'd like to repeat

17. I Miss You
I'm missing my cousin, who passed away (along with her fiance) on Christmas Eve.

18. Beautiful
10 minutes outside and I was able to capture some of Lily's 18 month old beauty

19. Dress Up
she's got fashion sense....bathing suit over a t-shirt with a toque.

20. Macro
i {heart} dandelion fluffs

21. Holidays
my favorite holiday this year was Canada Day.  we spent the day with great friends and then went camping for the weekend with more great friends.

22. My Favorite
one of my favorite days this year

23. Don't Ever Change
he's adventurous, I hope that never goes away

Just Because....So There!
Ashley had us take a "framed" photo for the scavenger hunt.....I'm loving this shot

25. Hopes and Dreams
This year I hope to have more patience, to play more and work less, go to church, to exercise again, to develop my skills in photography, to capture more and more memories that will last a lifetime.

Thanks for stopping by for this wonderful challenge!


Kayla Sue said...

Oh wow! Your photos are gorgeous! There are so many to comment on... but I love the winter wonderland shot! STUNNING! And the all smiles one, such a great moment!

Christa Krywiak-Parenteau said...

Charmaine...boy, you have talent! Gorgeous pictures, I even had tears in my eyes for a few :)

Michelle Hansen said...

LOVE IT!! Can't wait to see you on Friday!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word Char. This is amazing. I LOVW it. Love. Love. Love. I am totally tweeting this beautifulness. Wow. And that coat picture with the still my heart. Wow.

Marla said...

This is a great collection of pictures. I especially love the winter wonderland one. Beautiful.

Marla @

Buckeroomama said...

These are all SO amazing, Charmaine!! Your pictures of the children are beyond adorable. :)

justine said...

oh my goodness, these photographs are so fantastic, how do you manage to get that sparkle in the eye each one of your portraits? all these photographs are so alive and so vibrant and I am just in total awe of your talent, wow wow wow! here's to seeing more of your great shots in 2011.

Anonymous said...

These are all great. Some of my favorites are 4, 20 & 23, but they are all wonderful!

Ashley Sisk said...

This post makes me so happy - your photography skills are already amazing...your ability to capture the emotion in a moment is unreal and it only gets better from here. I hope you have an incredible 2011.

Natalie said...

Macro, I was Inspired and Me were my favs! You are a great photographer!! I hope 2011 is the greatest year you've had yet!

SarahinSC said...

Amazing pictures! There are too many good ones to pick a favorite! I'm your new follower!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful year, I hope you have just as many amazing memories in 2011

Jessie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful set of shots. I loved the trip to Hawaii and the swing shot. The one of you and your husband was awesome too. Happy New Year!