2016 - A Personal Year in Review - Edmonton Family Photographer

I wanted to look back on 2016 through my personal images too.  I always try to have personal projects on the go, not only to ensure I have photos of my own kiddos, but also to keep my inspiration up and continue learning and improving the best I can. To me, photography is not only appealing as a creative outlet, but also as a source of constant learning. There is always something new to try, or a new technique to experiment with. I love that about it.

I spent a good chunk of 2016 taking courses. On shooting and editing techniques, video, business, and lighting, etc.  I started 2017 enrolled in a course, and am planning out a couple others for winter/spring as well. I practiced. A lot. (My poor kids, haha.) I feel it's so important to keep learning continuously and, honestly, I'm still working my way through some parts of past courses. As a creative, it's hard to be confident in your work sometimes (okay, most times). I always second guess myself. I always worry about messing up. Worry about it not being good enough. I let anxiety get the best of me sometimes.  But, being able to go out and get the shot you want, and not have to guess about how to do it is seriously such an amazing feeling and not something I had when I first started out on this journey. It makes all of the past time, difficulties, stress, and worry worth it.

I have high hopes for 2017. I hope to continue learning and growing as a photographer. New ideas. New personal projects. New business plans. New plans for self growth. New hopes of battling the worry and anxiety that comes with the creative process. New plans to stay organized. New plans all around. haha. One specific thing, is I decided to join the 52 Frames Photo challenge this year. I'll have more about that in my next blog post. ;)

In the meantime, I've gathered my favourite personal photos of 2016. Mostly of my kiddos, because that's how I roll. I love seeing how much they have grown over the last year. I hope you'll have a scroll through, and if you've made it this far - thank you for reading!

Happy New Year to you and your loves.

xo

Megan


January

Edmonton Child Photographer - Best of 2016 January

February

Edmonton Photographer - best of 2016 fox baby
Edmonton Birthday photographer - best of 2016 - First 1st birthday cake smash
Edmonton Photographer - Best of 2016 YEG Ice Castle Ice Castles
Edmonton Baby Child Photographer Lifestyle - Best of 2016  Documentary Photography

March

Edmonton Child and Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Lifestyle Winter
Edmonton Child Lifestyle Photographer - best of 2016 Black and White
Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 Greenhouse Brothers Best Friends
Edmonton Lifestyle Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Easter Egg Painting Egg Hunt Baby Chick
Edmonton Photographer - Best of 2016 - Daffodills

April

Edmonton child photographer - Best of 2016 - Dog Photographer - Westies

May

Edmonton Lifestyle Child Photographer - Best of 2016 - Blossoms preschooler Toddler Spring
Edmonton Baby Photographer - Blossoms Best of 2016 - spring flowers toddler
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Spring Blossom Week Westie - A boy and his dog - YEG
Edmonton Family Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - great grandma
Edmonton Photographer - Banff Alberta - Rocky mountains quirrel - Best of 2016
Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - YEG - Playground
Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - A day at the Lake
Edmonton Lifestyle Child Photographer - Playground - Slide - Best of 2016
Edmonton Child Photographer - Lifestyle - Best of 2016 - Brothers
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Black and White

June

Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Brothers - YEG
Edmonton Children Photographer - Best of 2016 - Brothers Lake Adventures YEG
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Great Grandma - Family Time Lake Adventures
Edmonton Childrens Photographer - Best of 2016 - Portraits - Brothers - Kids
Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Great Grandma
Edmonton Family Lifestyle Photographer - YEG Summer - Sprinkler water play
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Great Grandma Visits - Birthday - YEG

July

Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Elliots Birthday - Edmonton Valley Zoo - YEG ZOO - Summer time
Edmonton Family Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Window light - toddler - Waking up - YEG
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Birthday party - bubbles
Edmonton Children Photographer - Mill Creek Ravine - Best of 2016 - Sunflare
Edmonton Lifestyle Photography - Best of 2016 - Brothers - Summer - Olive Me Handmade
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Mill Creek Ravine - Best of 2016 - Best friends - Boys - Life with boys - YEG Summer
Edmonton Child Photographer - Best of 2016 - Mill Creek Ravine - YEG - Summer - Best friends - Brothers
Edmonton Documentary Photographer - Best of 2016 - Summer - Swimming - YEG pool

August

Edmonton Documentary Photographer - Best of 2016 - Summer - YEG - Borden Park - Edmonton River Valley
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - YEG River Valley - Summer
YEG Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Toddler - At home - Sarah and Duck
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Lake walks - Ducks - Brothers - YEG Summer - Runners Bike

September

Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Whitemud Ravine Park - YEG - Summer - Brothers
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Adventure - Whitemud Ravine Park - Outdoors - YEG Summer
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Snack Time - Whitemud Ravine YEG
Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Play time - Soccer Ball
Edmonton Children Photographer - Best of 2016 - Fun with friends - Summer
Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - YEG Autumn Fall - Fort Edmonton Park
Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Fort Edmonton Park
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Lake Adventures - Autumn - Fall
Edmonton Photographer - Jasper Alberta - Best of 2016 - Pyramid Lake - Travel photography YEG
Edmonton family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Jasper Alberta - Whistlers Campground

October

Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Jasper Alberta - Athabasca Falls - YEG
Edmonton Photographer - Best of 2016 - Athabasca Falls - Travel Alberta - YEG - Rocky Mountains
Edmonton Child photographer - Best of 2016 - Athabasca Falls - Jasper Alberta - Travel Alberta
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Jasper Alberta - Athabasca Falls - Inukshuk
Edmonton Landscape Photography - Jasper Alberta - Columbia Icefields - icefields parkway - glacier adventure
Edmonton Photographer - Best of 2016 - Jasper Alberta - Glacier Skywalk - Travel Alberta - YEG
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Jasper Alberta - Maligne Canyon - tourists - beaver canoe - Explore Alberta
Edmonton Travel Photographer - Best of 2016 - Maligne Lake - Medicine Lake - October - Rocky Mountains - Explore Alberta - Travel Alberta
Edmonton Travel Photographer - Best of 2016 - Jasper Alberta - Jasper Skytram - Whistlers Mountain - Rocky Mountains - Explore Alberta
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Jasper Alberta - Whistlers Mountain - Snow peak - Jasper Skytram
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Jasper Alberta - Jasper Skytram - Whistlers Mountain - Explore Alberta - Travel Alberta - YEG - Rocky Mountains - Vacation
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - halloween costume - Where the wild things are - Lions - Lion costumes - Whitemud Ravine Park - YEG
Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Halloween - Whitemud Ravine - Lion Costume - YEG
Edmonton Children Photographer - Halloween - Best of 2016 - Costumes - Whitemud Ravine Park - Fox Costume
Edmonton Family Lifestyle Photographer - Halloween - Lion - Fox - Costumes - Brothers - YEG - Whitemud Ravine Park
Edmonton Documentary Photographer - Best of 2016 - Halloween - Trick or Treat - Candy - Brothers - YEG - Costumes

November

Edmonton Family Photographer - YEG - Best of 2016 - Brothers - Autumn - Toques - Olive Me Handmade - Hay bales - Outdoor adventure - brotherly love
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Children - Best of 2016 - November - Hay Bales - Adventure  - YEG
Edmonton Family Photographer - Best of 2016 - Silhouette - YEG - Hay Bale
Edmonton Children Photographer - Best of 2016 - Brothers - Family Session - Hay Bales
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Brothers - Autumn - November - Adventure - Olive Me Handmade
Edmonton Family Photographer - Lifestyle - Best of 2016 - Adventure - Toddler
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - Autumn - Brothers - Outdoor Adventure - YEG
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Treelines Photography - Best of 2016 - Toddler - Autumn
Edmonton children photographer - Best of 2016 - Close up - Toddler - Black and White - treelines photography

December

Edmonton documentary photographer - Best of 2016 - Christmas - Tree decorating - christmas tree - YEG - holiday season
Edmonton family photographer - Best of 2016 - Santa - Brothers - Christmas - Holidays - Mall Santa
Edmonton Documentary Photographer - Best of 2016 - Cookie Making Decorating - Christmas - Cookies - Children - Holiday Baking - YEG
Edmonton Photographer - Best of 2016 - brothers - portraits - Christmas - baking - candy cane
Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer - Best of 2016 - YEG - Sledding winter
Edmonton lifestyle photographer - Best of 2016 - Sledding - Toboganning - Head first - no fear - toddler - winter - YEG - snowsuit