It’s time for my favorite posts of the year!! Every year since I’ve been consistently doing photography I have done an end of the year review post and it’s always so fun to get to look back through all the shoots I’ve done over the whole year. I love getting to relive the fun and remember the shots I had loved and sometimes I even find a new gem or two I didn’t realize I loved at first, but I do upon seeing it again! But I think what I love the MOST is getting to see them all in one place like this post!
So let’s review the year. It was a big one for me!
Two of my closest friends got married. I took an amazing mother-daughter trip to Portugal (my first time out of the country in 10+ years)! I moved away from Colorado and back home to Wisconsin. I had some of my favorite picture OF me (ever!) taken by my good friend. I’m currently helping my mom renovate an old little bungalow in Milwaukee which is quite an adventure. One of my best friends had a sweet little baby and now that I live back in Wisconsin I get to see them much more often. Really, it’s been an amazing year all around! Now lets get to the images because thats the best part!
Starting with my first shoot of 2016. Engagement photos for my two good friends and roommates and Milwaukee/Denver fellow transplants turned re-plants and my packer game buddies! We took a trip across Colorado to go ski Crested Butte and decided to make a photo adventure of it and I LOVE these! So hard to pick only a few!
One of my 2015 first-year babies had her 6mo and 1 year shoots in 2016 – how CUTE is Miss Laila?!
In March it was off to Portugal! I JUST read an article this weekend about how Portugal is predicted to become the new hot place to visit and I can speak from experience when I say that makes perfect sense because it is GORGEOUS and amazing and the food is wonderful and the Portuguese people are the nicest and most welcoming ever. Don’t take my pictures’ word for it… GO NOW and see for yourself!
After Portugal it was off on another engagement photo adventure with my friends Jacqueline and Nathan. We (well, Jacqueline and I ;)) had a vision of formal wear and mountain vistas and we decided it was worth the round 2 shoot to make it happen and I’m so glad we did!
Then it was another 2015 baby – turning 1! Such a cutie peanut!
Nothing like a sweet week-old baby!
And the start of summer saw the end nearing for both Jacqueline and I as nannies in Colorado. We had to take a few pics with the kiddos!
And then I had a shoot with this little guy who was about to become an older brother. Check out those blue eyes!
I also had a wonderful evening with my photography bestie – Katie Brewer – we did new promotional and fun photos for each other and then had dinner and drinks and it was glorious!
Yes she’s adorable. and she’s also a killer photographer.
I mean just check out the photos she did of me – she nailed it! And I never like photos of myself.
Then I did this family’s fun photos. I remember we had to reschedule like 4 times due to crazy circumstances. But it all worked out because they turned out SO perfect when we did them!
Oh gosh this shoot. These boys in their handsome outfits. HOLY CUTE!
And this sweet maternity shoot. After I delivered these to Kate and Michael she told me how she felt kind of silly before going into the shoot, but after doing this and seeing how the turned out she was SO glad she did. I love that!!
This family was a new gang to me, but they totally rocked it!!
And one of my old favorite families – these guys are champs every time we do a shoot!! I mean just look at them!
hahahaha I love this!
This little lady turned 1 in summer!
She was pretty excited about it!
I hadn’t seen this family in a few years, but we did some new family photos for them and I LOVE this shot. If you know me you know I love a good family walking shot! :)
Miss Tenley’s 6mo photos are some of my favs this year!
Such a doll baby!
In summer one of my college besties took a little (ahem, kind of big) RV trip across like 10 states and stopped for a few days in the wonderful Colorado mountains where I headed up to meet them and do some family pics!
Their little lady – Annie – is the cheesiest cutest little nugget baby ever. I might be biased but also its just the truth.
And another 6 mo shoot. Possibly my all time favorite age to shoot. BECAUSE JUST LOOK AT THE CUTENESS!
Brewer family and their land in the mountains – one of the best shoots of 2016 for sure!
how CUTE are these girlies?!
And that view!
Siblings – sometimes bitter rivals, often best of friends…
And how fun is it to be big sister with a little baby brother … love these:
I mean come on!
Like I said… siblings. There’s nothing I love more than getting a genuine shot of siblings having fun together and loving each other. I know what it means to their parents to see images like this of their kids. I love capturing these moments.
Love this too!
My girl Ella turned 7 this summer. She’s the best. I miss her all the time, but so glad I get to see her fairly regularly!
She’s the cutest
and best gal around!
My friend Steph had some new family photos taken – Love this one!!
Then baby Annabelle was born and she was the most perfect angel baby for her newborn shoot! LOVE these.
I meeeeeean – so cute!
This is a special one. My best friend had a baby late this summer. We grabbed like 15 minutes after her baby shower that I flew in for to take some maternity photos. Love these.
This family. The sweetest people. They have 5 kiddos and they’re easier than some families with 1 kid. Love doing their family photos!
How cuuuute are they?!
Love this. It’s the perfect note to end on!
Thats all for the first half of 2016!! Gosh so many images I love. I smiled the whole time writing this up. I love my clients! And I’m ready to meet all my new Wisconsin clients! Stay tuned for Part 2 :) -Katie