Day 1 of 365 (2011) {Patricia Wade Portrait Photographer West Texas}

Happy New Year! I am so excited to see all the amazing things this next year is going to bring! And while I am not big on the whole “resolution” thing, I do think it’s good to regularly take stock and determine what changes and improvements need to be made. Like most moms, I want to make more quality time with family. I want to have more one-on-one time with my children. I want to eat healthier and exercise more. I want to spend more time in prayer and in God’s word. And I want to really grow as a photographer. I have seen such tremendous growth in my photography this past year, and I can hardly wait to see how much it grows in this next year. Thus, I am starting a 365 project. One great photo per day for the whole year. Now, this isn’t really a big change – I normally take random photos or shoot mini sessions almost every day. But my plan right now is to really take the time to create, to feel inspiration, to know when I’ve got the shot and call it a wrap. I’m also working on a very clean, concise, and efficient post-processing workflow.

So, with that in mind, here is my 1st portrait of the new year.

It was a 10 minute session out in a brisk 40 (burrrrr!) degrees! (Her sister was on stand-by with a warm coat to bundle her in between shots.)  But it was still pretty fun!

Are you working on a 365 project this year? Feel free to post your flickr! I’d love to see your work!

One GLORIOUS sunset! One FABULOUS couple!

WOW, do I love my job!

Are you kidding me???? I get to hang out with the sweetest young women and their funny guys. HA! And beautiful, to boot!

Aren’t they soooooooo super cute together?

Crazy! They were just too sweet!

Loved the windmill, guys! Perfect touch.

WOW! That is some serious flare! Thanks for being so patient about that shot. Worth it? I think yes!

Awwww! I just love this. Made me wanna go home and hold my hubby’s hand for a while.

Stunning! Do not credit Photoshop, friends. This is natural beauty!

How sick are you of me going, “AWWWWWWW!”? I CAN’T HELP IT! Awwwwww!

Wow! This is just so stunning. You guys were….well, you were beyond great. Thanks for being so willing to do whatever I said. Thanks for all the fantastic ideas. Let’s do this again, and get the trampoline shot. K?