January 02, 2013

my favorite photos from 2012

After spending almost eight hours over the past two days, I am excited to finally post this.  Most of these are my photos.  A few of them are not.  But each one is attached to me in one way or another.  They are memories in pixels and colors that I will never forget.  There is the family reunion photo, still with fifteen people missing.  There is summer, with tomatoes and barefeet and the lake.  There is the week in July - the one I will never forget - that went from nervous excitement to laughter, growth, and lasting friendships.  And there are the days before Christmas (which by the way, went by way too fast), when we celebrated traditions, ate way too much sugar, and burned all the firewood.

I will be sharing my thoughts on the past year and my goals for 2013 in a later post, but for now, I will share these photos.  As I went through each folder on my computer, it became clear that 2012 was a year of growth in my photography.  It was the year I started my business and changed my focus.  Photos of leaves and flowers became photos of the little things - faces that smile, the way the kitchen looks at night, the birthday dress, the moments of everyday life.  Those things became more important, and so did the desire to capture them with my camera.  My heart resonates with simple life, with traditions and family as the focus, but I didn't know it until this year.  It was a good year for photography, but I have the feeling that 2013 will be even better.  Enjoy!






















the two photos above were stolen from hannah nicole  :)




















25 comments:

  1. beautiful, my sweet olivia friend. I love seeing the growth in your photography throughout the year. you are such an artist and I am so blessed to know YOU. I'm so grateful for your friendship. and I miss you dearly. love you so much, girl. pleasepleaseplease come visit soon. :)

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  2. oh man, really [really] love this. you are gifted, and I am blessed by each of your blog posts, Olivia. so thankful to have met you in 2012 and I love the raw, beautiful simplicity in these images. :) love, h.

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  3. Beautiful photos! as usual..

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  4. ohmygoodness i love love these, ohso much! your photography is so amazing and real! i'm so happy for you and the development of your photography business this year (even though i've never metchu). i'm excited for you and how God will use you in the next year. xx | natalia.

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  5. oh and i just had to say, your messy bun.. so jealous. xx

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  6. oh my, some of these are simply breathtaking, olivia. you really have a talent. ;) x

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  7. I started to write down all of my favourites so I could tell you in here, but they're all waaaaay too good! I love how you captured 2012, and I can't wait to see how you capture next year! :) Happy New Year, Olivia! I hope it's everything you want it to be.

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  8. Your photography HAS definitely improved! You're very talented, Olivia. Can't wait to see what happens for you in 2013! :)

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  9. Three, five, seven, ten, fourteen, twenty-eight and forty-one : My absolute favorites. SOSO good.

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  10. Wonderful! I am in love with these pictures... everything about them.

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  11. this is wonderful, and seeing your growth in photography is truly stunning. beautiful, m'dear!

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  12. yup, these are my favourites, too.
    and that's pretty much all i have to say because your photos have me so in awe.

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  13. Beautiful! I love how you capture these real, raw moments so authentically.
    xx.
    Lindsey

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  14. emotion and laughter and freedom are bubbling out of each photo; i'm hopelessly in love.

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  15. These are wonderful :) I love how you capture the little things so beautifully :)

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  16. This is great. I love seeing the consistency of your style of photography and at the same time the development as you improved (not that you weren't brilliant at the beginning of the year as well as the end...they're all fabulous :P).

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  17. Olivia you had such an amazing year with your photography!!:) I love your photography!!

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  18. I've always loved how sweet and raw, and real your photos are. I love how you capture little, special moments of life. Your photos have gotten better and better and I'm excited to see what you capture this year.

    Blessings!

    ~Madi

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  19. gah I love you <3 These are all fabulous and wonderful! please come see me soon?! kthankyoubye

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  20. how beautiful are these? seriously, i love them. they all tell stories, whether big or small. :)

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  21. Wow, Olivia!!! This is just incredible!!! You possess such a talent with photography, pretty lady.

    xoxo,
    Grace

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  22. These photos are beautiful!

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