FAVORITES FROM OF 2015

This year as been a whirlwind. I can't believe it's time for a new year, whew. How are you feeling about this new year? One of my favorite things to do at the end of each year is look back on some of our favorite memories. To look back at the beautiful experiences and gifts Jesus has given us. If you want to take a look back you can even check out 2013 and 2014.

TOP 10 MEMORIES

1.)MOVING TO THE EAST COAST

{January} : We moved across the country this year. Oh my gracious, I can't believe it's already been a year. I remember this time last year, anticipating what Jesus had in store for us and I was so excited I was sick, haha! We experienced a whirlwind of a move, traveling home for two weeks at Christmas and coming home and only having two weeks to move out of our apartment. Whew!

2.)OUR FIRST NEW ENGLAND WINTER

{February} : With our move to the East Coast we experienced our first New England winter. We arrived with the snow and it was a magical sight. After three years in sunny Southern California it was so nice to have snow.

3.)MYSTIC PIZZA {March} : Mystic Pizza with Meg! Have you seen the movie Mystic Pizza? Think pizza, Connecticut, and Julia Roberts, haha! Meg visited me this year and it was the coolest thing ever! Meg and I met through blogging and the first time we met was when she came to visit.

4.)BLOG FRIENDS AND NYC {March} : While Meg was here we also ventured to New York City. It was my first time in the city and we had the best time! We walked every where, took in the sites, ate good food and had an amazing time!

5.)ACROSS THE NEW ENGLAND COAST {April} : There are so many places to venture to in this area. In April, Tyler's dad came to visit and we headed up the New England coast again. We made a quick stop in Mystic and then headed towards New Port. We visited the Breakers Manson and I saw my first light house.

6.) NEW YORK IN THE SPRING {May} : We headed to NYC again in the Spring to see the trees in bloom before summer hit. Our Spring visit was so lovely. We walked to the cutest diner for lunch. We walked through The Met and then we walked through Central Park. It was beautiful.

7.) MOVING INTO OUR TINY HOUSE {June} : Oh my gracious, we moved again! Our first move in January was for a contract position, which included living in corporate housing. In June, Tyler was brought on full time, which meant we had to find a new place to live and we found our tiny house, whew.

8.) SUMMER DAYS AT THE BEACH {August} : We made it to the beach this summer and I was so glad. This year has been such a transition and we really needed some time to refresh and unwind. It was lovely to lay in the sun and listen to the waves.

9.)HIKING BEAR MOUNTAIN {September} : Guys, one of our favorite places in New York is Bear Mountain! After doing our first hike there, I wanted to go back all the time. I made it back there for a photo session and a prayer meeting with some dear friends.

10.) THE PEANUTS PREMIER {October} : Tyler finished his first feature film this year and I couldn't be more proud! He has worked so hard and he has been learning so much during this first year at Blue Sky. It was so fun to get to celebrate with him!

*** So much happened this year it was hard to only pick 10 moments, there are plenty more I would love to add to this list... Seeing my brother this summer before he moved away. Many summer days spent at the pool. Sunday dinner dates. Packing our Ubox this summer during our move. Helping my mom landscape her yard. This year's birthday that blew me out of the water... and many many more.

FAVORITE POSTS OF 2015

Guys, let's do a quick recap of a few of my favorite posts. This has been a really interesting year for this space. Between constantly moving, ha!, and transitioning some of my content... it's been fun watching this space change.

1.)HOW TO SET THE STAGE FOR MOOD LIGHTING: This post was so fun to photograph. I really love experimenting with mood lighting and I loved getting to share the process with you.

2.)TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR CAMPFIRE: I have always wanted to do a campfire photo session. Even though I wasn't able to do a campfire session with a client I loved challenging myself to make it happen and share with you some tips and tricks.

3.)THE BENEFITS OF A GREAT FOTOSTRAP : I just had so much fun in this photo shoot with Tyler. It was the very last weekend of the summer and I really enjoyed how specific it was to photography.

4.)FIVE WAYS TO SHOOT WITH THE 50MM: Guys, the 50mm, right? Need I saw more? Haha! But for reals, It was so fun to go through all my work and provide examples of different ways to shoot with the 50mm. So fun!

Alright friends, that does it. We've wrapped up 2015, whew. What are some of your favorite moments of 2015? xoxo! Samantha