Vintage Creek Photography Top Ten Images of 2016
Before 2017 shifts into high gear, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite images from 2016! This list will be covering my Top 10 Land Images of 2016. I’ll be posting my Top 5 Underwater Images of 2016 in a later blog post.
Number 10 – The Carlson Family
This stunning image was taken out at the Sauer-Beckman Farm located in the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. For me, it’s an hour drive through the Texas Hill Country, and is an amazing location for photos. The Carlsons are also my relatives! Not only do I love when I find a cool location to photograph, but it’s even more meaningful when it’s of people I love. The peach and blue color scheme they used for this photoshoot is perfect for spring.
Number 9 – The Eckman Family
These are the Eckmans. They lived across the street from us when we first arrived in Cibolo, Texas. Rachelle and I became best friends almost instantly. This year for her family photos I decided I wanted to try a new location, and I think we struck gold with this one. Camp Huaco Springs is a campground located off River Road in New Braunfels. They were extremely nice to let me shoot there. The campground was very quiet the week that we took this so we had lots of open space just for us. The colors of the clothing match perfectly with the river. This photoshoot earned me a new favorite location. You will definitely be seeing a senior session here in the next few months!
Number 8 – The Favorite One – The Cheney Family
Sometimes I like to get really creative. This image is very nontraditional but sometimes helps draw the focus to the most important part of a family. In this case, it’s the baby! Being born much later than the rest of her siblings, she holds a very special place in her family that I wanted to showcase in this image. Not an average family photo but a top ten image nonetheless.
Number 7 – Ethan at the River Walk
This strapping young lad is my nephew. We decided that the hustle and bustle of Downtown San Antonio’s Riverwalk was just what we needed for his senior portraits. Keeping things relaxed and cool, we were able to get some amazing shots. Ethan is currently serving a mission for our church and is set to return in 2018!
Number 6 – Mother and Daughter
There is a very special bond between mothers and daughters that I always try and get on camera. A sweet touch, a little kiss. Taken at Bracken Village in Garden Ridge, Texas, this sweet exchange is what candid moments are made of. It just takes being prepared at the right place at the right time.
Number 5 – Gabby!
This young lady is Gabby. I always make it a point to get individual images of every family member at a family session. It is important to find that one image that truly showcases each family member’s unique personality. Gabby is all laughs and jokes. She’s full of life and a joy to be around. I’m in love with the soft look that this image gives her. The cool grey of her sweater is complimented by the soft blue of the river. A classic image for years to come.
Number 4 – Jordan the Lucky!
The photography gods were looking down on us this day. Dealing with rain and thunder meant for some difficult decisions when choosing our locations. Just as we were ending the afternoon, the skies opened up and offered us a stunning ending to the session. I kid you not, just 15 minutes later was one of the craziest storms I have ever seen here in the Texas Hill Country.
Number 3 – Maddie in New Cibolo
Here we brought new life to an old location. I took this image in Downtown Cibolo. It is brimming with brick, corrugated tin, and old doors. It’s definitely a hot spot for local photographers…Which makes shooting a unique image a real challenge. But this image would never suggest such difficulty. Not only was there another photographer there at the time I was shooting, but it was a friend of Maddie who was ALSO getting her senior photos taken. With some quick thinking and willingness to try something new, we got some stunning images that distinguished Maddie’s senior session to be uniquely her own.
Tied for First Place – Audrey and Emmi
Ok, so I might be biased and put my own children at the top of my list but who wouldn’t! Look how cute these girls are! Something that is very difficult about being a photographer is taking photos of your own children. They are so desensitized to your directions that they may fight you every step of the way. So the chance of me capturing two stunning images of both my girls smiling ON THE SAME DAY is a miracle and totally worth sharing.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite images from 2016. I had a great year behind the camera, and can’t wait to show you what’s in store for 2017!
Check back soon for my Top 5 Underwater Images of 2016.