Photography Favorites. As we celebrate a new year, it’s always fun to look back on the previous year of photography and all the great moments and people along the way. So that’s what this post is about. Now, there’s awful lot missing from this post too. I didn’t include any of the numerous wonderful family portrait sessions, or baby sessions, or commercial shoots I did. This has a little more of a narrow focus– mostly engagement photography and wedding photography, as well as just a couple “personal” photos thrown in for good measure. Even that had to be narrowed down–by a LOT! I started by throwing some favorites in the hat and then saw I had close to 1,500 photos that I absolutely loved. Way too many! So, finally… painfully… I cut that by more than 1/10th. So here we are– an incredibly thin slice of the awesomeness that was 2013! Thank you all who helped to make it such a great year. And just as much as I loved every moment here, I look forward to 2014 with just as much excitement! In no particular order…
Seven years. That’s a long time since I last traveled back “home” to Washington DC–the place I considered to actually be home for much of my life. For the first seven of the 14 years I’ve been living in Denver, Colorado, I made it back to DC several times a year. It always felt like I was easily picking up where I left off. But after being busy with life in Denver–getting married, starting a photography business, having a daughter–DC has sort of slipped away from me. So after seven years–this trip back felt different. It felt like I was reconnecting with a place and life I used to live. Not something I purposely pushed away, but certainly felt a stranger to. It was really great to go back though. I brought along my wife, who had been once before with me–2 months after we first started dating. I brought my daughter, which was probably the highlight for me. And I brought my great little Fuji X100 camera to document the travel. The only other time I had traveled with the X100 was when we went to Maui, Hawaii earlier this year– those X100 Maui travel photos are here. It was such a great opportunity to stroll down memory lane. The oddest feeling was seeing my daughter walking around the house that I ran around in when I was just a wee little one. It was hard to wrap my head around. It was nice to see some parts of the city, great to see family, and also wonderful to catch up with some friends that I miss having in my life on a more regular basis. All in all–a great trip and I’m pleased to share some of my favorite photos from the 4 days of our travels.
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This collection is a set of photos that I really like from our trip to Washington DC, but they didn’t quite make the cut from the official set of Fuji X100 Washington DC photos.
I got the opportunity to take some time away from Denver to travel to the Pacific NW. I didn’t get much of an opportunity to do much travel photography while there since I was so wrapped up with other professional photography work. I did get a brief opportunity to take in some of the scenery– which has such a drastically different look and feel from Denver. The Seattle area is so wet. The Denver area is so dry. The former is so green and lush with plant-life growing in every little nook and cranny. The latter is not terribly green and plant-life seems to struggle to survive unless watered by somebody. Being in that different setting allowed me to look at everything anew and capture some of that on film. I don’t often get the chance to photograph more of the fine art elements around me, but sometimes I am lucky enough to.