One Year with my DSLR. My Photography Journey.

It's finally here. My one year DSLRiversay Photography Celebration and Giveaway. Please bear with me because I am about to get uncharacteristically sappy. I broke this post up into two parts. This is Part I.

Those of you who have been with me from my CrunchyVTMommy days know how hard I have worked to improve the quality of my photos. Here is Part I of my photography journey. I've come pretty far as you can see.

I would be remiss if I did not give credit where it is due. I've spent time, money, and effort of course but without my friends I wouldn't be where I am.

And where am I?

A million miles away from the person I was. Photography has changed my perspective and perceptions. Everything is an adventure and an opportunity to document a moment in time I might otherwise have forgotten. Major milestones remain seared in my memory for a lifetime but what about that time we were blowing bubbles and Preston stopped to kiss Cameron on the forehead?

I don't want to ever forget.

Photography has given me the gifts of eternal memory for me and my family, the opportunity to home a skill and art form which helps me bring happiness to others, and a platform to eventually (and hopefully currently) help others discover the same joy.

Thank you all for the support.

It means more to me than I can convey. I have a long way to go and am light years from where I want to be but I  will get there. Someday. For now I am enjoying the ride.

Oh, and I'm a good sport you can totally laugh at my missteps :). Part of the fun is looking back at how awesome we thought we were and then later shaking our head at the mint green skin tones on our kids.


little superman

November 2011

baby catchtlights

December 2011

waving baby girl

January 2012

soccer ball boy

February 2012

red sneakers

March 2012

pretty flowers

April 2012

toddler boy slide

May 2012

*I have a few loose ends to wrap up before posting Part II/The Super Crazy Awesome Photography Giveaway. Keep an eye out but it should be up no later than tomorrow (and maybe as early as this afternoon if a certain somebody wants to nap). I am SO excited to share with you guys! xo*