Sadie's Year in Review

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Sadie's Year in Review

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
July:
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
August:
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
September:
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
October:
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
November:
Senior that I had a great time with

DSC_0493_edit1_web by sadieruth, on Flickr
Little princess

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
December:
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!

Amy_&_Eva's picture
Joined: 08/23/07
Posts: 2378

I love them Sadie!

EL2
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Joined: 12/05/07
Posts: 1665

What you talkin' about willis? You have grown A LOT Sadie! Can't wait to see how your style emerge next year.

Ladybugsteph's picture
Joined: 06/21/06
Posts: 2975

I'm with El! I think you grew more than you think! Know when it took a turn? On your trip to Honduras. Try to think back at that time, and remember what you did differently. Maybe it was just the way you started looking at things. Whatever it was, that really kicked it up for you. I think you're doing a fantastic job!

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Joined: 08/14/06
Posts: 2324

Sadie, I don't know what you mean... you have really grown hugely this year, IMO. Lately every time I see your photos, I think, "Wow! When did Sadie get so good?" You're really doing amazing, and this thread shows great growth!

KatieWillis's picture
Joined: 07/01/07
Posts: 1441

I agree with everyone else! You've definitely grown this year. I love the one of the little girl holding the flowers!

AmberBella's picture
Joined: 02/15/07
Posts: 1831

Beautiful work Sadie..you've definitely grown this year!

Jeffininer's picture
Joined: 11/07/07
Posts: 1796

I definitely think you have progressed and I see a style emerging too! I agree, totally love the one of the girl with the flowers.

Joined: 10/26/01
Posts: 3383

It may be hard for you to see, but trust what everyone is saying here - you have grown SO MUCH!

I especially see it in the comfort level you are having with "outside" clients. You may still FEEL those butterflies, but it does not show at ALL in your work and that is what brings moms to tears. Biggrin

Seriously, Sadie ... you are growing so much each year. You continue to amaze me with your progress and you inspire me to get back behind the camera and back to learning myself.

I also love that you are regularly shooting your own kiddos. I have fallen off the wagon on that front (largely) but you will treasure these shots for many many years to come. And I know that Randy and Ruthie will look back on these one day and remember the love that you poured into every image.

TFS!
GiGi

Muddee's picture
Joined: 03/13/08
Posts: 2119

You progressed so well and had some wonderful sessions to grow with. Can't wait to see what 2013 brings.

tialee80's picture
Joined: 02/04/12
Posts: 394

Sadie, I can see why the mom cried, THAT SHOT IS AMAZING!!! One of my faves from you!