Photo Bomb. I mean explosion. (2012 Review)

I took gobs and gobs of photos in 2012.

(which reminds me that I need to do another back-up soon…)

I took photos mostly of my kids and my family but I was blessed to take photos for other people as well.

This year was a HUGE learning curve for me in regards to my own photography.

Maybe you’ll see that some as the year progresses, in the photos below.  Maybe not.  But I know I’ve come to the end of 2012 knowing much more than I did at the beginning and that I continue to build my confidence and enjoy the art of photography.

Thanks for always supporting me, here.

p.s. these are all (except one) from my “big” camera.  I will have another Instagram-related post later in the week… because, yeah – I took a ton of photos with my phone too!

p.p.s. asking me to choose only ONE photo a month is like asking me to pick a favorite child – not gonna happen! 😉

Hope you enjoy!














  1. Wow, Elaine… your pictures are gorgeous! I resolove to stop taking 99% of my pictures with my iphone and start using my real camera more often! Of course, I have to learn the basics of using it, first!
    Happy 2013 to your family! And keep on taking stunning pics! xo

  2. So cute!

  3. Your pictures are lovely and stunning!
    Happy New Year!

  4. I love all of these! What a fun year 2012 was for y’all. Thanks for sharing your darling family and your beautiful words with us!

  5. Awww…… I hate to point it out, but your babies changed so much this year! Just beautiful!

  6. Gorgeous photos! Absolutely love your girl jumping in puddles in leopard rain boots. Happy New Year! :>

  7. I love them all! And I love you too my bloggy friend.

    I say for 2013 we partner up and do some sort of meme. What do you think???

  8. I can see how it would be hard to pick just one favorite, I was going to comment about which one I like best but I love them all. You have such a great eye for photography. Happy New Year.

  9. Those are amazing photos. And from pictures alone it looks like an amazing year! So many great photos it is hard to pick a favorite, but I am partial to that last one. You know I love shots like that and have to take one every year. Also love the one in August under the tunnel. Very cool.
    Happy New Year!

  10. Oh my gosh, Gavin changed A LOT in 2012. All of those kids of yours are cuties!! Happy New Year, dear. Let’s make 2013 awesome!

  11. You really do have some amazing photos! What a nice skill to discover.

    What a lovely (and adorable) look at your year.