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2011 in review | Emily Porter Photo | West Virginia Portrait & Wedding Photography
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2011 in review

January 13, 2012

I know I just posted a slideshow the other day, but we still had a wedding to shoot and I had a few more folders of photos to comb through. Also, I myself am typically not a slideshow person. So I wanted to present a set of photos in the good ol’ fashioned way here on the blog.

I am so proud of the relationships we built with our couples this year and the photos we took of them. I am so proud to know them. We get to spend our weekends documenting the best days of people’s lives. Sharing that with Bobby has been an incredible experience this year. Bobby was my 2nd shooter for almost every wedding in 2010, but in 2011 he really stepped it up and cranked out some remarkable photos. And he has alleviated so much of the stress I used to experience when I was running this business all by myself.

In previous years I split up my Year in Review posts into engagement photos and portraits… but this year, I decided to put all of our favorite images into one jammin’ post. These aren’t in chronological order, they’re just our favorite photos, and only a fraction of them.

2011 was such a great year.

Black Eagle Child – She Has Funny Hats by blackeaglechild


I have to say, though.. that probably my very favorite photo of the entire year….. was this one. Of me on my wedding day, about to marry Bobby. Taken by Ken Kienow. I look at my wedding album all the time, and I love the photos we’ve displayed in our home. There are no words for how much his photos mean to us. To have my own set of photos from the happiest day of my life…. it’s the most wonderful thing. (You can see more photos from our wedding on Ken’s blog and on Wedding Chicks.)

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  1. Wonderful stuff, Emily. I love the emotion and joy in so many of these. Your work makes me smile.

  2. sarah der says:

    Seriously. I loved, loved, loved looking through these. One by one, nice and slow. Such beauty, such emotion! I hope you’re really proud of such an awesome year. :)

  3. alexis sweet says:

    Beautiful Emily! Your play on light is so fab. I was also especially drawn to your snow photos.

  4. Bec says:

    fantastic bunch of images. So many good ones to choose, I’m not sure I can pick a fave from the faves. Love your use of colour.

  5. Dylan says:

    Incredible work, there are so many amazing photos that its almost hard to believe it all came from one year. Almost all of them have that rare ability to really pull you into the time and place, they are able to stand alone and tell a story.

  6. Kyle says:

    I did not fast scroll during this entire blog post. Knowing my strong feelings on long blog posts, you should know…that’s pretty much the best compliment I could ever give anyone.

    Amazing work.

  7. Tommy Huynh says:

    Hey Emily, I absolutely adore your work. I am so jealous you get to be a full time photographer. Your images are beautiful, I spent a good minute or two looking at each photo and mesmerized. Looking forward to what 2012 brings you!

  8. Hannah says:

    Beautiful images Emily, what an amazing year (and congratulations on your own wedding!)

    Can’t even begin to pick a favourite, but those dogs…amazing!

  9. Anja says:

    Wow, Emily I loved browsing through this review. Amazing photos, seriously!

  10. Heather J says:

    Emily, these are so amazing, and I’m glad I’m not the only one who leaned very heavily on the inclusion of dogs in my Best of 2011 post.

  11. I ABSOLUTELY L O V E 16, 21, 35, 45, 47, 52, 74, 82, 133 & 146. yes, I wrote them down so I wouldn’t forget ;)

  12. Very good set of photos. Ii is a awesome 2011. Congrats and even better for 2012.

  13. Wowzers, these are amazing! Your clients were so lucky to have you capture so many wonderful events in their lives. BTW, I love your blog design, so unique and so refreshing!

  14. Dara Chesley says:

    Beautiful photos! I love the one of the bride with her bouquet waiting by the church door.

  15. Paul says:

    Crazy photos – so so good hard to pick a fav! Loving the reflection shots! Amazing work Emily.