Friday, December 31, 2010

BEST OF 2010

This has been a great year. I have been just busy enough to keep my hands busy and still read and read all of the books on my never ending to-read list. It is hard to pick favorite images from the year. Being rather fond of my work most of the time I have a lot of them. I found though as I searched my archives for the stand-outs I always went to the ones that made me smile at a memory that was created behind the camera while taking the picture. So I hope you don't mind that I must post several pictures.

I enjoy taking pictures of course, but by far my greatest joy comes from the relationships I make with my subjects. This is of course especially true of my Brides and Grooms. After a wedding, I am always a little sad to say goodbye, after being such a huge part of one of the most important days of their lives I can't help but feel connected to them forever. Thank you to all my couples this year. I have made some wonderful friends because you chose me to be your photographer.

Being a wedding junkie at heart, I love wedding details. Here are some of my favorites. A special thank you to Whimsy Floral for making so many of these possible.

I love family shoots, of course. You would laugh at some of the stuff I do to get little ones to look at me, but as long as I get some good shots in, it is worth all the humiliation in the world. Of course, most of my favorites are the pictures that I took while doing nothing but observing with my camera.

And last, but not in the least bit the least. My favorite subject of the year passed away a few months after I took his picture.

Grandpa Jim 1921-2010

Thank you clients, friends, and family for all of your love an support for this year. I hope to see more of you in 2011!


Christy said...

Ah! We made your list this year! I feel so special! :)

Shari said...

What a great year for Michelle Photography! I love your work. It just keeps getting better and better. Can't wait to see what this year holds for you!

angelicindy said...

I'm so glad you posted. I was JUST talking to Chris about the first picture (and accompanying photo shoot). We just finished watching the first two seasons of My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and I thought that your wedding was as good as any he did :).