Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Look Back at 2009!! {Port Orchard Washington Children's Photographer}

I don't know about the rest of you, but where has the year gone?!? It seems like it just flew by. It is sort of scary if I really think about it too much. I have been working on my kids photo albums these past few weeks, and I am shocked by how much they have changed in the past 365 days! Last night while tucking Braydon into bed he asked me how long before he would be a teenager :)!! I am hoping that those seven years go by a lot slower than the past six.

I love and hate this time of year....Christmas is over (waaa), New Years is approaching, and it is a time of reflection, and resolutions. I am embarrassed by the LONG list of things I personally need to work on, yet excited and hopeful that this will the year that I just might scratch a few of them off my list. I try and choose three resolutions to whole heartedly focus on.

1. Personal/Spiritual

2. Family Focused

3. Global

Kay so here they are! Maybe putting them on here will help me be a little more accountable in 2010.

1. There are SO many things personally I need to work on but this year my resolution to myself is to keep a gratitude journal in which I write down 5 things everyday that I am grateful for. I have done this before, and stopped, but I LOVE how it made me focus on the little miracles that happen to me each day, and that is where I want my focus to be this year.

2. See again, there is SO much to be improved upon as a wife and mother, but this year my goal is to spend one on one alone time with each of my boys once a month. Now I know this may not seem like such a BIG goal, but honestly I hardly ever get to be alone with the three men in my life. I am really looking forward to this one :)!

3. I tried and half way failed this resolution LAST year, and so I am going to try another go at it. My global goal this year is to ONLY use my recycled bags when I go shopping. I am successful with this about half of the time, and I know I can do better.

So there you have it. Wish me luck in 2010 :)!!

Pictures, you came here for pictures!!  I have been looking forward to this post for months now!! I went through all my sessions in 2009 and picked my VERY favorites!! I can not tell you how THANKFUL I am to my AMAZING clients. This past year has been incredible, capturing moments in your equally busy lives. I am so thankful to have met you, and developed friendships that I cherish. I hope you all had a beautiful holiday surrounded by those you love!!

Kay enough from me!! Here are my favorite moments of 2009!!

And My FAVORITE picture of 2009 IS.........

I just Love the story that it tells of this beautiful family!!!
And last but not least I had to throw in my favorite picture of my kids of 2009 :)!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I have a lot of new announcements for the New Year so check back in 2010.  Have a safe and happy new year!!


Marie Photographie said...

This is one of my favorite posts from you! I loved scrolling down through so many amazing photos! I ditto your favorite photo of the year. It is simply beautiful. And good luck with your resolutions! You've set some great ones. :)

Pam C. said...

Good luck with your goals. Fun review of the year.

mindy said...

LOVE you shannon!! I think my favs, if I had to choose, are the american kids waiting for daddy--and tutu B. And the guy and girl kissing that's also on your header. You are one fantastic photographer!!

Mariah said...

I love the picture of our hands too - thanks Shannon! I love all your photographs, they all tell great stories and capture special moments in the lives of your clients. We are all blessed to have had you do that for us! Great resolutions too - it's the small things in life that are important! I can't believe B will be a teenager in 7 years! Scary!

Courtney said...

Great post! I loved the year in review. Good luck with your goals. I know you can do it!! (I've been trying to do better about my bags as well. I've started keeping a few in the van with me - just in case I make an unexpected stop.)

Anonymous said...

hahaha - love the naked Brooks and cheerios. This is an amazing collection!!! So proud of you - and very greatful that we got to have a session with you! I treasure them!

Shannon Morgan Photography - Port Orchard, WA Photography said...

thanks for stopping by you guys, and for all of the encouragment, i NEED IT :)!!! you all have been such incredible supporters and i can't thank you enough!!! hears to 2010!!

Grant and Shalie Morgan said...

Great moments from 09!

Andria Laws said...

What a great year! It must be so rewarding to see all that you've done and the wonderful memories you've captured in so many people's lives. Keep up the amazing work. I love your pictures! (:

Sarah said...

Stunning work, Shannon! Bravo on your 2009 and best wishes for 2010!