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11 from ’11!

I’ve been seeing photographers posting their very favorites from 2011, and I love that idea because I love being able to see what an artist selects as the images that truly make THEIR hearts sing. So to close out my first calendar year of having a blog, I wanted to give it a try as well!

So, here are my favorite images from 2011:


This next one isn’t technically a great photo (although using a DSLR and holding it at arm’s length to do a self-portrait isn’t easy, so from that respect it’s not half bad–that thing is HEAVY to hold backwards and still get the shutter pressed while back-button-focusing!). But Em insisted I add it, as it’s HER favorite from the year (and I admit, it makes my heart happy too)!

And last but not least, a list of my favorites from the year wouldn’t be complete without including my favorite that Emily took this year. I just love that she shares my passion (though admittedly she’s not as obsessed as I am!). I am so very proud of her–I really think she has a good eye for composition already!

(Next year might be a LITTLE easier–I get to do 12 from ’12!!!!)

  • Laura A - January 5, 2012 - 5:31 am

    They are all stunning, but I love #4!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Rubeis - January 5, 2012 - 8:11 am

    These are so awesome! What a great model you have to photograh all the time. I really like the one with the mask and the first one too!ReplyCancel

  • joyce - January 5, 2012 - 8:24 am

    Oh seeing these beautiful images again it’s like going down memory lane…so beautiful and nostalgic!! Your pictures are full of happiness and joy, they make me happy!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Spaulding - January 5, 2012 - 8:27 am

    I love this, Jessica! You’ve inspired me to do the same. And even though the one of you and Em may not be the most perfect of these in the technical sense, it’s my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - January 5, 2012 - 11:24 am

    Gorgeous images, Jessica! Your work is amazing!ReplyCancel

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  • Corinne Tristram - January 5, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    These are all beautiful!! That one, with the mask, <3 <3 <3!!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - January 5, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    Oh nice! So lovely that you included yourself and a photo your daughter took! My son wants a point and shoot and I’d love it if he’d just go and have some fun!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly R - January 5, 2012 - 5:47 pm

    What a great year. You have such beautiful images and are so inspiring.
    Love you and your work.
    2012 is going to be awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Lacey - January 5, 2012 - 6:57 pm

    Your work is so beautiful! You are such an inspiration and I always love looking at your picture shares. Can’t wait to see what 2012 brings for you!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - January 6, 2012 - 9:18 am

    ah your model is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Benemelis - January 6, 2012 - 9:41 am

    Wow, Jessica. These images are beautiful! I enjoy your work so much and look forward to seeing more this year. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • kelly garvey - January 6, 2012 - 9:43 am

    wow these images are STUNNING! and boy does she look like her mama!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - January 6, 2012 - 9:49 am

    How did you choose only 11 with such a gorgeous daughter as a subject! Always love your work 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - January 6, 2012 - 11:22 am

    Wow. These are awesome! My faves are the one with the book and cup on her head, the martini and the one where she is wearing the mask. And great self-portrait!ReplyCancel

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  • Adel - January 6, 2012 - 5:44 pm

    These are so beautiful! I always love looking at your photos and an never get enough. They are always so inspiring. Happy new year!!

  • Lisa (Tout Petit Pixel) - January 6, 2012 - 11:42 pm

    It must have been so difficult to choose ONLY 11!!! Beautiful work Jessica, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Parker - January 7, 2012 - 9:06 am

    Beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • heidi - January 7, 2012 - 1:29 pm

    These are all gorgeous!!! I especially love the mask one, really cool! 🙂 That is a great pic of you and Em. 🙂 And, yes, she has an eye for comp-that last one is very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Thompson - January 7, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Oh Jessica! I LOVE looking at your work! You are so inspiring, each and every image is a piece of art. Truly beautiful, sweetie!ReplyCancel

  • Leah Cook - January 10, 2012 - 4:36 pm

    amazing!! and that is one gorgeous girl you have. the never ending story and the mask are my favs 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra - January 11, 2012 - 6:59 am

    Such a gorgeous collection of photographs Jessica!! I remember the first time I saw that very first photography (I think on a CM post) it took my breath away and it still does every time I see it!! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - January 11, 2012 - 5:21 pm

    These are such wonderful images, Jessica! I just can’t wait to see what 2012 holds for you!ReplyCancel

  • valerie - January 29, 2012 - 9:34 am

    you must be so proud of your work. it’s all stunning! <3ReplyCancel

  • Mara - February 8, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    Hello, I found you through reading ALL of the BBF threads on ClickinMoms, which I recently joined (and I’m loving it there!). I LOVE these images – they are gorgeous. It helps that your daughter is so beautiful! Great job!ReplyCancel

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