Sunday, January 04, 2015

Photos of the Year 2014 - Blog Post 1 of 3

Each year I try to do a summary of my favorite photos of the year... but it is always a challenge to question my art and my opinions and why I like some photos better than others. This year brings a new class of photos - my iPhone photos! Often I take them in a square format, to share on Instagram, and use some filters and frames so they look a bit different than the other photos. 2014 brought on some new challenges both personally and professionally, but I got a lot of travel time in and even did some portraits along the way! I saw so many new places in 2014 and had so much fun photographing them that I have another whole post on Travel below!

Favorite 2014 Portraits

Favorite 2014 Travel and Nature photos

Personally one of those most meaningful encounters I had in 2014 was meeting and photographing a group of traveling Tibetan Monks in Boulder and Denver. They are visiting the US and Canada during 2014 and 2015 from the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastary and are traveling to share their culture, practices and paths to inner peace and compassion. One of the monks still emails and is a Facebook friend. I jump up and down every time I receive an email from LG! And so of course my favorite photos of the year involve monks and especially kids and monks!

photographing traveling monks

Boulder Traveling Monks

Boulder Traveling Monks

As a baby photographer I had the opportunity to photograph many sets of twins this year - some were easier than others, some were younger or older, but it's hard enough to photograph one baby, and that much harder to photograph two! But I love these opportunities, we just have to schedule more time for the sessions!

Boulder Baby Photographer

Boulder Baby Photographer

Boulder Baby Photographer

Boulder Baby Photographer

Boulder Baby Photographer

Boulder Baby Photographer

so many travel and nature photos this year we've made a separate post:

Favorite 2014 Travel and Nature photos

but this is my all-time favorite - a Boulder County morning at ten degrees below zero about 6:50am just a mile from our house... but amazingly beautiful and peaceful!

Boulder Colorado Snow

The year 2014 was an amazing year of ups and downs, breaths in and out, gains and losses, and some really difficult personal times. But through everything I have learned a whole lot more about life and believe even more that we must be present in every moment and accept every human being as ourselves. Our equals - we are one. This I truly believe.

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