Mine is far from as impressive as the other ladies have been. I don't feel as though I have grown leaps and bounds, but I am pleased with my small growth.
The earliest some what portrait I can find from 2012 was in April. I love this field and I still adore this photo, I just see a lot wrong with it.
field kiss-web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Also in April we welcomed our new nephew- Eli. I was under a table using Dad as the beanbag and a quick blanket. Not quite the easiest shot, but I still adore this one. It's auntie eyes perhaps! This was my first somewhat try at a newborn.
Eli2-web by sadieruth, on Flickr
May was a bit better for me. I had tons of photoshoots. I would feel like I rocked one, only to feel like I failed at the next one.
Loved this family photoshoot. Super easy people.
C&R2_4x6_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Another great photo session. Bit stressed out by this shot, but Mom was pleased.
J3_4x6_filtered_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
This one I wasn't as pleased with. This family has so many different skintones that the family photos I was never pleased with.
Lane1_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
One of Ruthie I loved:
May_7 by sadieruth, on Flickr
One of Randy that I took from my May photo a day challenge that I failed at!
May_12 by sadieruth, on Flickr
First ACTUAL newborn photoshoot. I sucked it up, worked my butt off for four hours. Man, I am NOT newborn stuff!
B&WorCOLOR_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
June I had a family photoshoot that I struggled with lighting. It was on their property and Dad wasn't as willing.
DSC_1065_filtered_4x6_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Bit more of a lifestyle shot before hitting the pool:
lazy summer days_filtered_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Had a very difficult photo shoot, but still enjoyed it. Mom was rushed and little boy wasn't NOT having anything to do with me!
DSC_0235_edit1_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Tried some with my own....
DSC_0128_filtered4_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Had an amazing opportunity to go back to Honduras on a mission trip. I used RadLab on the B&Ws. I feel like they work for these, but that's about it.
This little guy stole my heart:
DSC_0710_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
My fave shot from Honduras:
DSC_0531_edit_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
School photo challenge. Tried that morning and failed. Got my winner that afternoon. That smile melts my heart!
DSC_1209 copy 2_filtered_4x6_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Grabbed a fave of my babies!
DSC_1254_filtered_webedited by sadieruth, on Flickr
Had two sessions I loved!
185048_488366777849047_2125841479_n by sadieruth, on Flickr
LOVED this session!
DSC_1644_edit1_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Senior photoshoot where I had Mom, Dad, step-mom, sister and two brothers watching. STRESSFUL!
DSC_1739_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Photo that made mom cry which made me feel like I should continue!
DSC_2058_edit1_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Senior that I had a great time with
DSC_0493_edit1_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
DSC_0842_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
My babies- full sun and shadows or not- it is REAL!
DSC_1106_Web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Family photo shoot- my last of the year!
DSC_1249_b&w_8x10_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
DSC_1213_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
More so than anything, I feel as though I have toned down my editing and found a more simple, yet sometimes fun edit. I don't want to be overpowering, but I want to stand out. I am pleased with my progress and hope to grown tons by next year!