Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Year in Pictures 2011

After a bit of a production delay, I'm excited to finally present the third annual Year in Pictures slideshow! I intended to share this on January 1 as I've done in the past, but a desire to spend time with my hubby on his days off (and my deranged attempt at perfection) kept the project going for a couple of extra days. Last night I was up entirely too late trying to finish it, primarily because I kept going back and tweaking and changing the tiniest little things. I'm a complete nut job sometimes.

There are definitely pictures included that will seem a little random, but let me just tell you my rule for choosing them. Every day that I picked up either my DSLR or my point-and-shoot, I had to include one picture from that day. It might have been from an event I was asked to photograph, a portrait session or a vacation. It might have been something I intended to blog about or a moment I just wanted to preserve. While we all know my standards for "picture worthy" aren't exactly high, at the time that I grabbed my camera, I truly thought there was something that needed capturing! Hopefully most of the time you'll agree, but please be advised that this is 7.5 minutes of your life that you will never get back.

Also, in the interest of full disclosure, there were a couple of times this year that a) I didn't take pictures because someone else already was, or b) someone else had their camera more handy, or c) I actually forgot my camera (which I know is hard to believe). In those few cases, I used a picture taken by someone else from that particular day. I think there are three pictures included that didn't come from one of my cameras, so thanks to Beth, Mel and Sarah for sharing their shots!

Please note that I spent several hours picking and adjusting the music for this video, so if there is no sound by the time you get to it, please leave me a comment and let me know. YouTube is in the habit of disabling the audio of any copyrighted material, no matter how insignificant the use!


amber said...

Wow! It looks great, Kim! I am thankful we got to see you a few times in 2011 (and some of those times--like Chicago in September--weren't even documented!). Now that I've mentioned the good, how did you like that wine that appeared early in the video? Remind me to tell you our story about that sometime! Again, tremendous job! You are a gifted photographer, indeed.

Kyle and Danae said...

Hey Kim! Great slide show! Looks like you are doing a lot of photography! I love it! :)

I meant to respond to your comment on my blog about our church! We started going to Vintage and LOVE it!!! LOVE IT! I am so glad you and Chad found a church you love as well. Isn't it awesome! Hope to see you soon!


cw said...

Outstanding slide show! Thank you for documenting so many great memories from 2011. ILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristin said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

GREAT photo's, Kim! So fun to watch!!!!

I'm still trying to put a 2011 book together for us and I'm not sure it will ever get done!

I love the 2 pictures of you alone with your dogs! Adorable!!!!

You look like a pro!!!! Good for you!!!! I wish I had more time to work on mine!

Happy New Year!!!!