Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Beauty of 2014

Here are some of the favorite photos I took during each month of 2014 for this last day of the year post. It's getting harder to pick a favorite photo for each month so I picked a few for each month. When you hear statistics such as 10% of all photos taken have been taken in the past year and every 2 minutes we take as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800's, it's easy to see why. (I have taken probably 12,000 alone this year). When I do take pictures at an event of friends or family or other beautiful things, it helps me to remember them and I am so thankful for all these moments. And I remember He is present even in the times when I am not hyper-aware with my camera. May God bless you and His face shine on you in 2015. Let it be so.


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John fishing in the snow on the Grand River.

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Snowy Owl in GR


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Bridget jumping in the Sem Pond at Calvin College.

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Orchids for Valentine's Day


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Tiffany's wedding in Florida


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Santa Monica Beach, California

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Bridget's Birthday


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Sacred Dimensionality (Maria's Senior Art Exhibit)

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Maria's Graduation


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My friend Faith's French Bulldog puppy

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The Dock Family

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The Dykhouse Family


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Hannah & Josh's Wedding

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A fun, colorful photo on a street corner in Baltimore, the city where Maria moved.


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Edward in front of his apartment in Seattle

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Ferris Wheel Reflections

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Pike Place Market

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Seattle Skyline


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Ruthie, Miriam & Simon

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The VanVliet's (that one time when their dogs were all looking at me)

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Bridget & Friends

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Japanese Maple in our front yard


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Maria & Bridget in Baltimore and the heart in the middle.

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Maria & Bridge overlooking Harper's Ferry

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Maria & Bridget amid the ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church.


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Heather & Vincent's wedding at West Point

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Bailey, the Queen Mother's Golden Doodle

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Edward's Golden Birthday

All good things to you in 2015!

1 comment:

pearlie said...

Such lovely and gorgeous photos Julia. You are indeed an excellent photographer.
Counting on a year to year basis, I have known you for 9 years now. Isn't that amazing!!! It's unbelievable. It's like it was just yesterday! And if I ever do go there, we must meet :) But all in all, I thank God for you. I pray for your continuing growth in the Lord, and for your family. Happy New Year!!!