2011: Refresh. Renew. REJOICE!

Well.... HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you believe 2011 is already here? Whew! Not only is it here, but we are already 1 week in! I was so blessed to ring in the New Year with great people, gathered in Manhattan, KS for the New Years Day wedding of two wonderful friends. What better way to ring in the New Year than with a brand new marriage?! It was pretty awesome, As I move into 2011 I can't help but look back at 2010 in awe. Personally & professionally, 2010 was pretty incredible. There were a lot of incredibly difficult times and there were a lot of incredibly amazing times. Throughout the year my reoccurring realization was that God really is ever-present, ever-constant, ever-loving and ever-providing. In moments of both elated celebration and fearful unknown, these things always remained at the forefront of my mind. I can't wait to see what He has in store for all of us in the year ahead. I continue to surrender captured in His image over to His control and plan, trusting that He is in control :)

I can't look back at 2010 without reflecting on all of the truly incredible clients that helped grow the captured in His image family. There are soooo many moments that absolutely took my breath away during my time with these individuals. The trend among photographers the past couple of weeks has been to post a year-in-review favorites post of some kind. Obviously, I am joining in on this, but my favorite photos may be a bit different. Although composition, light, background, perspective etc. are all very important to me when I go into a session, it always ends up that the sloppy kiss a two year old plants on his momma's lips at the very end or the high pitched, throw your head back laugh a girl lets out when her fiance tickles her to make her smile end up being my favorite photos. They may not be perfect but I never fail to fall in love with them.

Enjoy this journey back through 2010 with a little bit about why these photos represent just a few of my favorite moments of the 10,000 + I captured last year (wow...God is good)!