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1/52 Things I love . . . {fresh starts}

You can never go back and start a new beginning,
but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
                                    -Maria Robinson

The end of one year and beginning of another makes us look back at where we have been and look ahead to where we are going.  2010 has been quite a year.  I started the year with a goal of a picture a day but fell off the wagon somewhere past half way through.  Though I wasn't successful in completing the project I learned a tremendous amount and my camera and about myself.  I overcame my self-consciousness of shooting in public places and learned to embrace the details of life's little beautiful moments.

I captured my kids.  Sometimes in obvious ways, other times more creatively.  I cherish all of these images of them today and know I will only love them more as the years pass and the memories of who they once were grow thinner and harder to recall.  One of the strongest things I take forward into 2011 is remembering to capture them.  The smiles, the silly, the serious.  

In 2010, I was also thrilled with the chance to capture other people. It was an immense pleasure to get a chance to put it all together on people other than my kids.

And speaking of capturing my kids as they are today, here's my boy.  He thinks he's so funny.  He came over when I was taking the calendar picture and when I would point the camera at him he'd say "cheese!"  I never say that so I have no idea where he picked it up from.  

From our family to yours, may you be blessed with love and laughter in 2011!


Sarah P. said...

Your photos are absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Laurie said...

So happy you are doing a p52 this year!

And they learn the "cheese" from school. My kids have NEVER been taught that and Delia is all about some cheese these days.! ugh!

Sara said...

Such gorgeous photos...you had so many beautiful ones this year!

Anonymous said...

Ali, you really took some breathtakingly beautiful pictures last year! I am in awe that you found the time and inspiration to do it as long as you did. I really need to start down a more creative path with my photography. I have so much to learn!


i LOVE this...so beautiful

happy new year

elizabeth said...

Ali - your photo's continue to amaze me!!! Looking forward to inspiration from you in 2011 - I hope you continue to post your work. I am starting over with my Project 365 for 2011 - Like you - i fell off the wagon mid-way through 2010 - but excited to start afresh.
My new blog and website will be ready soon - and I will make sure to send you the new address - have a wonderful start to this year.

Megan said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are going to continue on. I look forward to your posts. Your adorable kiddos and beautiful photography are such an awesome combination :)

Jen B. said...

Yay, so glad you are giving it another go! I loved following you. Your photography inspires me. I completed my 365 and will also do a p52 this year. Toning it down a bit so I can spend more time with my kiddos, but still feel somewhat challenged. Best of luck to you.

Kathryn said...

Oh, I am so happy you are doing a 52 project for 2011! I love your photos and I can only dream of being one eight the photographer you are. Thanks for your inspiration, you make me want to have more beautiful surroundings.

BTW I love my MomAgenda too!

Chesney said...

Love your photography and your style. Can't wait to follow your 52 week project.

Jennifer said...

WOW. I agree with the above poster. Your style is incredible. So beautiful and creative. I am your newest follower. :)

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