BEST OF 2015 : Studio FiftyOne Photography

With 2015 quickly coming to a close in the next few minutes, I decided to look back on some of my favorite images from 2015. I chose an image from each month and if there wasn’t a month which had a “yearly pick” on it, I chose from a different month. Thank you! Without your support, I would not be able to be where I am today! I can not wait what 2016 brings and all of the memories that I get to capture. Happy New Years!

January 

This image is one of my all time favorites, not only of 2015. It was taken at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.

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February

Mike + Kimberly graced my camera on a cold winter morning. We got up at the crack for this engagement session but it was so worth it. Mike + Kimberly’s engagement session was featured on Midwest Bride this year.

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March

March was definitely a slower month but I chose one of the family pictures that I captured during the Farrah family’s portrait session! The colors in the fields where to die for and with the fun they brought, it was one of the highlights of the year!

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April

2015 wasn’t only for client work, I was able to collaborate with a handful of amazing creatives from around the United States. For this session, I was able to collaborate with Brittany from Brittany Silver Photography based out of Murphysboro, Illinois. She brought up her senior rep team and we shot some AMAZING images. You can see the rest of the images here.

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May

Matt + Sarah’s engagement session was out of this world. With only a few moments of sunlight left, we ran up several walkways to get this image. Not only has this image been featured on several platforms, it is going to be released in a book in early 2016. More information is to come!

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June

Shawn + Laura’s got married on a perfect June afternoon. I absolutely adored this shot of Laura sharing a special moment with her bridesmaids. You can see the full wedding here.

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July

With each year, a lot of upgrades come along. I had just upgraded one of my cameras and took it out for a whirl at the Fairmont City Summer Carnival. This is one of my cousins that was playing with the bubble gun, his expression and wonder in his face made this image.

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August

School rolls back around in August and that means the start of senior portrait season. Gabrielle was my first senior of the year and we made some stunning images!

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September

Sometimes your world comes in full circle. Through elementary school I was able to be graciously gifted with several teachers. Then, throughout my two younger siblings educations I was able to meet some more. One of the teachers contacted me to shot some family portraits after seeing my work! I  was able to whisk Joe + Krista away for a few moments during their big family session to get some images on their own and I love how they turned out!

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October

October’s fall leaves are a clear signal that fall is here. Each year isn’t always full of happy times. One of the Maue brothers was becoming sick so the rest of his brothers shaved their heads and shared a morning in Granite City, Illinois with me to take some brother pictures. This classic shows their humor even in the direst of times. ( I think this needs to be above mom’s mantel…) 10Pin SITE IMAGE________November

For November, I chose and image from Ms. Cheyanne and Baby Hannah’s session. Even when moving to a brand new location, your family is always their to comfort you and support you. This whimsical image of mom and baby brings you in to show the silliness in life and the bond they have.

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December (TIE) 

December had a tie. It was so hard for me to pick either or of these images because I like these for different reasons. Who said you couldn’t make pretty sunset pictures in December? During Emily’s senior portrait session we were able to create a warm scene with her love of softball even in the coldest of weather! December was also about giving back. I was able to volunteer feed the homeless of St. Louis and I was able to get this image of one of the recipients. Never give what you have for granted.

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That’s a wrap! Let’s see what 2016 brings!

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