a year in review | 2014

A resolution of mine for the new year would be a better blogger! I get to meet and photograph some seriously beautiful families. Spend time with them and capture moments like what it looks like when their husbands look at them. Or how their child’s eyes light up when you tell them a funny story or joke.  I love photographing light, color and atmosphere. Having the opportunity to photograph people within those elements? My kind of bliss. I spent over two hours going through all the images from this year. Each time opening up a family folder and remembering what the sun felt like that day. It was beyond me to try and share an image from each session. I truly wish I could because they are all worth sharing, but here is a small collection to enjoy. Happy 2015!


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pieces of life | December

Cookies for Santa. There is so much excitement in our home, it’s about to bust! We took advantage of our first day of Winter Break and made cookies. This is my second photo essay with the group, Pieces of Life. One image is shared over at Clickin’ Mom Daily project.  My life with two boys and a little french dog.

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Make sure to check out the photo essays from the amazingly talented ladies in the group!

Felicia Chang | Alice Che | Megan Cieloha | Kristin Dokoza | Stacey Haslem | Karen Jacot | Caroline Jensen | Kristin Ingalls | Lauren Mitchell | Meredith Novario | Kara Orwig | Kristen Ryan | Jessica Thomason | Julia Tulley |Ginger Unzueta | Sarah Vaughn | Elle Walker | Sarah Wilkerson | Emma Wood


Kirsty - December 28, 2014 - 9:44 pm

Kristin these are adorable!! I love those cookies and that last pic is just pricless!!!

Alice C. - January 9, 2015 - 12:51 am

Oh, these are awesome Kristin! Looks like a perfect morning!

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Little girls in holiday dresses. This just gets me every time! I loved how mom styled her family, pretty little dresses and boots – perfect! Both girls were fun, sweet and sassy and the youngest quite possibly ate her weight in raisins throughout our time together -ha! It’s always such a treat to get the opportunity to photograph a family over the years, and watch how they grow.

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I’m thankful for…

I had big plans to take an image each day for something I am thankful for. An image was not taken everyday, but the thought was certainly there. November was an insanely busy month, but each time I was out photographing families I was reminded by how much beauty surrounds us everyday. Something as simple as the way the light was hitting a group of trees up on the hills would bring a smile to my face. I am so thankful to have been asked to join a collaborative group project called 30 Days of Thankfulness. When my youngest son came running down from his Kinder class beaming with pride wearing his thankful necklace – I knew exactly the image I wanted to take and share. Please take the time to look through the beautiful images that everyone shared.


Shelly - January 2, 2015 - 10:19 pm

Hi Kristin,

Love this image. The light is so yummy and the fall off is even better. It’s amazing how a simple thought turned into a concept can allow us to create a stunning image such as this. Well done!

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This family. These people are fun, chill, and are so much fun to spend time with. The light hung out for an extra amount of time, and I just couldn’t get enough of how gorgeous it lit up this family. There are several images that are my favorites from my time spent with them, but I just love the image of the two dogs. They were each adopted, and you could tell how special they are to the family. Possibly woman’s best friend.

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Euni - December 8, 2014 - 9:14 pm

Loving how you captured the essence of our family in a such a natural, in-the-moment way. Our sons are such a challenge to photograph, yet every shot provided a glimpse of their personalities. Couldn’t get enough of it and that lovely afternoon in Woodside.

And yes…Moxie and Lucky, how could we not include our first two children? Meant the world to me to have them there. I will cherish these pictures forever.

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