Happy Birthday!

January 3, 2011

It's been 365 days since my first post.  As is often the case, in some ways it feels like yesterday; in others, an eternity ago.  I look at photos taken the first day I opened my new (now old!) camera, and can't believe how much my girls have grown.  Me too.  It wasn't until two months later that I actually worked up the courage to share this blog (and my very first attempt at shooting in manual) with friends.  I've learned so much but still have so far to go... in both photography and life, of course :)
 
In the last year, I've gone from 1 (obligatory) follower --my supportive hubby-- to 23 of you out there.  Whether you are a dear friend or relative, or a newfound cyber pal, I thank you for checking in from time to time, and for your kind words and encouragement as I continue on my photographic journey.

I hope you and yours are left with sweet memories of the holiday season, and I wish you all good health and much happiness in 2011.  God bless!

xoxo,
Christina
 An old birthday favorite...


p.s. After posting this, I noticed the Best Face of 2010 photo challenge over at I Heart Faces this week.  I thought this shot of Molly's 18-month-old "cheese" phase was fitting :)  Follow the link above for hundreds of other endearing expressions!

20 Responses to “Happy Birthday!”

  1. sensational moment captured. Loving all the cake and the scrunched up eyes. Beautiful!

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  2. LOVE. Especially that it is up the nose too! lol Cute. cute.

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  3. i love this...a captured moment that is no doubt connected with a special memory!

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  4. Oh my goodness those eyelashes!

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  5. Love this shot! I heart the details in her face and the cake as well as her adorable expression. Definitely one to cherish!

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  6. Hi Christina! Now that's a face!! I remember my boy on his earlier birthdays ... they seem to have that same look in the pictures! lol! Have a great week! :)

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  7. I love that you're doing this too--helps me remember my own life ;) Great job, keep up the spectacular work! Kisses!

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  8. A nice alternative to the preaned and posed pictures. A moment worth remembering. love it.

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  9. Happy New Year! Your photos keep me coming back for more. Love them!

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  10. oh my, the wrinkles are to die for! So cute.

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  11. Sooo cute! I love it! I love close ups and this one captures so much emotion! Great photo :)

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  12. That is a fantastic shot! I love that messy face! voted for you!

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  13. DUDE!! THIS SERIOUSLY NEEDS TO BE THE WINNER!!!!! BEST PHOTO

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