As I mentioned in My Favorite Photos of 2011 post, the year was a slow one on my traditional photographic fronts of landscape, travel, and stock photography as well as with publishing of photos. All due to a new photographic front for me, child portraiture. I purposely put the camera done as much as possible to focus not missing the first year with Matthew.
I did want to share another view of (most of) 2011, below is a collection of photos that I put together showing Matthew (or MG) from 1 day old (upper right) to 1 year old (lower left) in roughly 1 month intervals.
As luck would have it, tonight my wife found the stocking cap that Matthew came home from the hospital in (featured in 1 day old photo)…wow, hard to believe that ever fit his current big head!
Amazingly, a good half of the photos above (and of all the photos I took of him) were taken on the iPhone. Not sure if that makes me a bad photographer parent or not; since you trade accessibility of the iPhone for the quality and control of the big glass.
So two photographic New Year’s resolutions for me:
- Focus on taking picture more regularly. There are some big gaps in time between these images as the rest of life got in the way of photography.
- Focus on hiring another photographer for family portraits. It’s too darn hard to try and be on both sides of the camera at the same time when dealing with children; not worth the risk!