One year ago I posted my favourite personal photos from 2010, a year which I thought was going to be hard to top. I had a few categories of favourites and this year I’ve cut it down to two, photos from personal work or just my life, and wedding related photos, be it an engagement or wedding. This here is my list of my favourite personal photos of 2011 (can you tell I love my puppy?).
At the start of 2011 I was working at a medical gas company in Mississauga. I thought at the time that I would be there for a while. As time went by and the amount of travel increased, I realized that I could not work a day job with travel and continue to grow my photography business so I left that position for a lower paying day job with more consistent hours which would be good for my photography. The company was where Robyn worked, so our commute was easier, especially once the HOV lanes opened up through Burlington and Oakville.
In February I drove out to Halifax and volunteered as a photographer at the 2011 Halifax Canada Winter Games. I met a lot of great people in my extremely busy week and shot a number of sports I’d never even seen live before. It was a lot of fun and something I would love to do again. Prince George 2015, if you’re listening, I’m available.
We had wanted to move to Nova Scotia for a couple years and we decided that 2012 would be the year for that, so we decided to sell our house and move in with my parents. That way we could save a little more money but most importantly, we could be sure that the house was sold before we wanted to move. Our house sold the first day on the market. Within a month, Robyn got a job in Halifax and our move date moved up greatly.
At the beginning of August, my brother and his wife had a baby. Connor is my first nephew, and we love him to bits. We made sure to see him as much as possible in the busy months before moving.
October came and we made our big move to Halifax with a uhaul full of our stuff and the car being towed behind. It was a long drive over 2 days and ended with torrential rains as we arrived in Halifax, a fitting beginning to our Halifax experience.
I’ve since visited Ontario a couple times for weddings and tried to visit with family when I was there. I know it will be hard in the future to have my family in another province, but we will manage. Hopefully we will be getting a bunch of visitors in 2012 and I’ll be sure to take pictures, that’s what I do.
With 2011 being such a crazy year, I’m excited to see what 2012 will bring.
Here are my favourite personal photos of 2011: