Sunday, January 1, 2012

Memories, Dreams & Reflections from 2011 ...

One of my favorite photography blogs RAMBLINGS & PHOTOS by Ashley Sisk  is having this fabulous linkup to reflect on favorite photos from the past year. I love this idea... and of course I love going through all my photos from this year to see how I have grown as a photographer, mommy & wife! Enjoy and leave me some feedback on your favorite picture. Or feel free to check out Ashely's link-up and share some of your own  incredible pictures...


I Love You
My husband & Julianna. I previously posted this a few days ago, but it's still my favorite of them, so it was worth another look!

Winter Wonderland 
October ... in NJ ... we don't normally get snow. We got 16 inches.

My baby's first birthday!

Jake & Julianna. They are 3 weeks apart...

I Was Inspired... 
This was one of the first photos I loved that I took with my new DSLR back in May.
 I realized how much fun aperture could be! And a 1.8 50mm was in my near future...

Spring Fever 
Cherry Blossoms signify springtime. Period.

Travel or Vacation
Vacation in the Outer Banks, NC (Nags Head)

Summer Days the park

A Day In My Life 
My day winds down when Julianna is in the bath... she loves her bath. This is my incredible life. 
I wouldn't change it for the world. 

All Smiles
This girl's goofy faces always make me smile! 

 Autumn Harvest 

Family or Home
This is my home. We live by the largest lake in NJ. Love it during the warm weather months! 

This was from m y good friend's baby shower a couple months ago. 

Let's Do It Again...
Can't wait to go to the pool this summer again - Frog Falls! 

I Miss You 
A picture of my grandmother who passed away 3 years ago. 
It was not a picture from the past year, but I still think about her every day, so I figured this still qualified

I just love my daughter's beautiful eyes!

Dress Up
Julianna all dressed up in her pool outfit ready for a swim

One of my favorite close-ups

One of my favs from our Christmas photo session! 

My favorite memory
Daddy & Julianna at the beach

Don't Ever Change
I love everything about my little girl. I love that we say "Touchdown!" - and she raises her hands in the air! It makes her so happy and makes us laugh with joy! I never want this part of her to change! She's so much fun & brings out a special part of me that I never knew existed! 

Just because... So there! 
One of my favorite pictures from this year. (Clearly from Christmas time!) 

Hopes and Dreams
I didn't want to put any personal or serious 'hopes & dreams' ... so I decided to show something fun here. 
I am wanting my NY Yankees to win the World Series in 2012! 

Happy 2012! 

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  1. Fabulous post, Skye. Gorgeous photos.

    I love that one of you in braids. You look like a spring chicken. :)

    That one of Julianna and Jake made me smile. Here's what I think they're saying:

    Jake: I love you. I'm mad for you!

    Julianns: Yeah, but I bet that's what you say to all the girls.

    Smart kid.


  2. OMGoodness. These are all gorgeous! I LOVE the 1st one of daddy & baby, such a precious moment captured! You take beautiful pictures!!

    Did you get your 1st dslr just last May? You are a natural. I CAN"T wait to get a big girl camera!!!!

  3. I love all the pictures! You really take some amazing photos. Chloe keeps pointing at the pictures of Julianna and saying "Chloe?" haha.

  4. Yvette Nana- thanks! I like the friends picture too - and the braids are fun but it takes me forever to get them in.

    Granthamania - that is too cute! Funny b/c they used to look so much alike. THey still do but certainly changing in their own ways now! :) THey still could be cousins LOL.

    Melanie- thanks, yes it is my first one... I say go for it, get yours asap! You won't regret it. :)

    Megan - thank you thank you!! :)

  5. That cherry blossom picture makes me ache for spring.. and it is only January. Sigh.

  6. Your sweetie pie is precious and beautiful! :)

  7. Your daughter has such beautiful eyes. I really love your 2nd and favorite shot!

  8. What a cutie patootie little girl u have! Love all these photos EXCEPT...the Phillies are taking it all in 2012 :)


  9. Your photos are beautiful. As is your daughter. Love the first photo of you, very cool :) Happy New Year!

  10. Beautiful photos- your daughter is gorgeous!

  11. Awww! Love your daddy and baby shot. So lovely. :D

    And... I'd say Good Luck to the Yankees... except I'd rather my Blue Jays won. ;) Here's to a great season of baseball! :)

  12. Yep, my 50mm 1.8 is next. Your shots are gorgeous! Love the Christmas bokeh.

  13. Thank you every one for the kind words! This was a fun post!

  14. Beautiful collection - your Julianna is absolutely gorgeous - and that photo of her snuggling in with her Daddy..... I just ADORE it!


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