What makes a favorite photo for me?
It could be any number of things
here's a list:
- makes me say "awwwww"
- makes me smile
- makes me laugh (smiling and laughing at a photo is totally different)
- makes me say "oh ya, remember that?"
- makes a warm spot in my heart
- has good lighting
- has good color
- has good composition
- captures a mood or a personality
- random (I love randomness)
(a combination of any of these is just GRAVY)
classic Dumb and Dumber Pose
I have looked at this picture a thousand times and I still laugh out loud each time
How true that is - totally random
My baby boy, with good lighting and for some reason I love that old t-shirt he has on
Bahahaha! This is the "Dressing Room Nazi". She worked at the Marshalls in San Francisco that we went to when we went to see Wicked. Let's just say their percentage of shoplifting is probably VERY low.
Cute Hubby! He rarely gets animated for a picture. He's cute here, and he just makes me laugh.
I don't even need to comment on this one do I?
They were being silly, but it is a precious moment to me
I like to call this photo "Epiphany". I was getting on Brady's case about coloring all over his expensive Tony Hawk skater shoes. Then I realize those shoes were pretty much on their last leg anyway. Also I felt like doing something like this is totally "boy" and Brady thought it was sooooo coool! Who am I to argue. I still don't condone coloring on expensive clothes, but in this case this image will stick in my mind forever. This is typical of Brady at 11 years old, not to mention the colors and setting are nice. And I love the little weed in the foreground.
A rare opportunity to spend time with Mom. Great lighting, great colors, sweet memories.
This picture makes me feel patriotic. Not to mention the lighting was fabulous and it shows Afton's blue, blue eyes (ooo, part of that patriotic feeling).
This picture, and the next one are of Afton getting ready for her first Stake dance (a big event around here) For some reason I love bathroom, mirror reflection images this one just came out great. I don't know if I like it better in black and white or color though. You choose for yourself.
Aaaaaa! Fabulous composition! This may be my favorite picture of the year. I can't explain it. I think it has most of the elements of my aforementioned reasons.
This turquoise wall and these cute people make me very happy.
Family Rocks! The Beach Rocks! Nuff Said
I call it art
This is one of our very first pictures of Troy - I didn't know at the time I was capturing his personality on film.
Good times! Good times! Laughing! A picture says a thousand words.
Chinatown. The color and composition here make me feel warm and fuzzy. (Side note: I almost got hit by a taxi to get it.)
This picture has been on my blog before as a photo I love. The color, the composition, the little bit of movement in the bottom left corner, school spirit, my baby girl.
These aren't the only pictures I enjoy from 2009, but they are my pick for the top spots. It makes me excited to see what pictures I'm going to capture this year.