January 02, 2011
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My Personal Memories, Dreams and Reflections of 2010

1. Me!
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Last November (2009), I purchased my very first DSLR. Just months prior to this purchase, I was considering investing about $1200 in a jewelry business (I’m not sure I’ve ever shared that before). I was also about to consolidate my credit cards before realizing that I had a earned a large number of unused points on one of my credit cards – large enough that I could purchase my first DSLR. It was by far, the best purchase I’ve ever made. I’ve spent the past year really focusing on photography and I feel as though it has really paid off. 

Now, what I didn’t expect…I started a blog account on a whim. Just prior to getting married, I knew I needed a hobby (thus the reason I got into photography)…I also knew I needed a creative outlet to share this hobby. I thought my blog would become a personal journal. As it so happens, I started meeting other women who shared this interest in photography. Within a matter of a year…this blog has grown to over 900 followers. I just had no idea but I’m really proud of where I’ve been and where I’m going.

2. I Love You
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I love my husband. He has been so supportive of me this past year. I remember going out to NC State’s campus in March to practice using my camera. He was such a sport to pose for me. Going back through my pictures, I nearly forgot this shot but I absolutely love it. He’s so handsome.

3. Still Laughing
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Are you tired of this picture yet? Kitty Paw and I have been together for quite a few years…this year she turned into a rock star! As for this picture…I was playing around with my macro lens when I spotted Kitty Paw sitting at the front door. It’s not as if I was looking for a funny face…it just happened. It makes me laugh every time!

4. Winter Wonderland
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I’ve actually seen more snow in the past year than I have in a long time. Looking back through my archives, I found snow pictures taken in North Carolina from January and February. However, I thought I’d share one of my shots from our last snowfall. Unlike previous snow storms in 2010, my husband took me for a drive to capture it’s beauty.

5. Birthday
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I turned 28 this year. I had a series of birthday celebrations with friends. During one of those celebrations, my friends bought an ice cream cake. It was soooo good and I was able to capture the shot above. I think it was the first time that I completely understood spot metering.
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This past year, our nephew, Carter also celebrated his first birthday. I had no idea what I was doing with my flash…in fact, this may have been the point in which I determined that I really needed a Speedlite.

6. Friends
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In addition to all of the incredible friends I’ve met through blogging, I have a few really great friends from college. It’s hard to believe that I’ve known these girls for 10 years! A couple of people are missing from this shot (taken during this year’s Thanksgiving Extravaganza at our home), but this is our core group. I look forward to our annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza each year.

7. I Was Inspired…
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One of the great things about the blogging community is that there are so many wonderful people willing to share what they’ve learned. I’ve truly been inspired in the past year. The above shot was inspired by Karli at The Bonnie 5. 

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I was also inspired by a tutorial I saw on Cheryle Kupsh Photography‘s blog to create what is called “planet photographs.” If you didn’t have a chance to make your own planet photograph, click HERE for the steps.

8. Spring Fever
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This spring, my husband and I took a trip out to Sarah P. Duke Gardens. For those of you that don’t know this, my husband proposed to me at Duke Gardens…so, we had a wonderful time walking the gardens and photographing all of the flowers in bloom.  This past year, I was a bit intimidated by all of the professional photographers and all of their gear…but I’m  still thinking this will become an annual tradition.

9. Travel
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Travel by air is pretty common in my life right now although I can’t say that I went very far this year for pleasure (outside of our family beach trip). I took this shot on just one of my business trips.

10. Summer Days
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If I’m completely honest, I don’t enjoy summers in North Carolina…even being a June baby. It’s entirely too hot and humid! However, I was able to purchase the Sigma 105mm EX Macro with some of my birthday money, so I used the summer to practice macro photography on whatever bug I could find…or rather whatever bug/flower/animal, etc that would hold still long enough for me to photograph.

11. A Day In My Life
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It wouldn’t be a typical day in my life without two very important things: a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and a cup of coffee. I wonder if I’ll have the same obsession with Cinnamon Toast Crunch in 2011 and beyond, as I had in 2010. We’ll see.

12. All Smiles
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I captured many smiles in 2010, but this particular shot stands out as one of my favorites. Our goal was to get at least one good Christmas card photo. If you’ve ever tried to get three small children to smile AND look at the camera…you know that this is hard work. But, we  (their mother and I) thought this shot was perfect!

13. Autumn Harvest
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Autumn/Fall is by far my favorite season. In North Carolina, that means temperatures in the 70s, cool breezes and fall foliage. It also means the annual pumpkin search. This year, I took it upon myself to go down to the Pumpkin Patch all by myself to find the perfect pumpkin. Of course I also took my camera.

14. Family
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2010 was the first year that my husband and I joined his side of the family for a Sisk Family Vacation. I recalled a photo of my husband and our niece taken when she was just a baby…we thought it would be neat to recreate that photo. They may be a few years older but I still love this shot.

15. Celebrate!
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There were many reasons to celebrate this year but the one that really stands out for me is when one of my best friend’s (Jenn) received her Doctorate. She was the first of my friends to ask me to do a portrait session. We had a blast running all over NC State’s campus, but I love this particular shot taken in the library.

16. Let’s Do It Again
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I love going to the State Fair – we had such a blast this past year riding the Ferris Wheel, seeing the farm animals and eating fried food…especially the fried Reese Cups. Yum…I can’t wait to eat one of those again!

17. I Miss You
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I was fortunate this year in that I did not lose anyone close to me this past year (if I did…I’ve really repressed it, because I don’t remember it). However, I still miss my Granddaddy- he died in 2004. This is a really old picture of me, my brother and Granddaddy.

18. Beautiful
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Speaking of my Granddaddy, I love this picture of my Grandma. Isn’t she beautiful? One weekend, while we were visiting, she was all dressed up in her new pink skirt suit. For whatever reason, we were talking about what she’d wear at her funeral (I know…morbid conversation, right?). She couldn’t decide between this beautiful pink suit or the light blue suit she wore to my wedding. She then decided that she didn’t have a nice picture of herself for the obituary so asked if we could take a quick picture. 

Random fact: on her 79th birthday, my Mom decided to have a surprise birthday party for my Grandma. That must have been a couple of years ago because she’s about to turn 81. I told Grandma the other day that it was about time for another odd-year birthday party. She thought that was pretty funny.

19. Dress Up
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During Halloween weekend, my husband was out of town on business so I planned on going to my parents’ house for the weekend. The family of three girls that I photographed the month prior (see All Smiles) found out I would be in town and asked if I would mind coming over to photograph the girls before they went to a Halloween party. The above shot is one of my favorites from that session.
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I also wanted to share a previously unshared self-portrait taken just before a friend’s engagement party. I’m not sure even she knows this, but I felt so under-dressed at another one of her wedding events that I went out and got a new dress at Ross to ensure that I wouldn’t be under-dressed again. Once I put it on, I felt so sassy that I decided to try a new hair style. For those of you that see me at upcoming events, you can expect to see this dress. I love it!  

Also, just out of curiosity…does this photo look like me? Every time I post a new picture of me, I’m told that I look like a different person.

20. Macro
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I took a number of macro shots this year, but the shot above is my current favorite. Furthermore, I absolutely love these ornaments!

21. Holidays
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Are you getting tired of this picture yet? I had absolutely no intention of sending Christmas Cards this year. But, the Paper Mama held a Christmas Card challenge and I was inspired to do something different. I love the end result and I hope that those that received the card enjoyed my off-center humor. I know I did. Stay tuned for the Paper Mama’s Valentine Card challenge.

22. My Favorite
Flowers in the Fairy Garden by Ashley Sisk
You all know that I love a good photography challenge…and I love any one of my photos to be recognized as a favorite. However, when the Pioneer Woman recognized the above photograph as one of her favorites, I was “over the moon!” If you are interested in achieving a similar effect with one of your shots, click HERE.

23. Don’t Ever Change
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Perhaps it’s cliche but when I saw “don’t ever change,” I thought of the Lee Ann Womack song: I Hope You Dance. I look at my niece and nephew and I want the whole world for them…I want all of their hopes and dreams to come true…and I hope that joy in their hearts never changes.

24. Just Because…So There!
The Butterfly by Ashley Sisk
During one of the August photo hunt, we were asked to photograph butterflies. I had the most difficult time tracking down a butterfly…and then an even harder time getting a butterfly to stop long enough so that I could photograph it. I managed to get something for the challenge but I wasn’t happy with the shot. Then, in September, a beautiful monarch butterfly took a break on our mailbox and allowed me to photograph it for several minutes. I was absolutely thrilled.

25. Hopes and Dreams
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In 2010, I focused much of my energy on learning photography basics. I’ve spent nearly every day with a camera in hand and it’s paid off. I don’t really care for resolutions but I do have a few hopes and dreams for 2011…and just in case you’re curious – I do need to lose a few pounds. 

As it relates to photography, I hope to: 
  • Open my Print Shop on Etsy.com
  • Get more practice with portrait photography
  • Learn how to use Adobe CS5 
  • Create at least one action set to share
  • Create my own textures
  • Experiment with shutter speed
  • Better understand lighting
In my personal life, you may recall my post entitled, “I Want MORE for Christmas.” With that message in mind, in 2011, I want more: 
  • Faith
  • Obedience
  • and use of my Spiritual Gifts
As long as I focus on those things, I think everything else will fall into place and I’ll be off to a great start in 2011. With that said, a big thank you to everyone that I’ve “met” in 2010 – you have really inspired me and I’m looking forward to continuing the journey in 2011. An even bigger thank you to everyone who has participated in the first installment of Memories, Dreams and Reflections. I think it’s been a big hit and I look forward to many more years in this community. Have a great 2011 everyone!

For more Memories, Dreams and Reflections (and more 2010 recaps), go to:
Memories, Dreams and Reflections


    Oh gosh! These are all gorgeous! I love your bee photo! Wonderful picks! I did not know about the jewelry thing. I think you made a great decision! :D

    Wow, great choices! I blows me away that you’ve only been doing this for 12 months :O
    I love the butterfly and the bee and the dressed up shot of you is gorgeous! And that photo with your Granddaddy, you look so cute hehe!

    These are all such wonderful shots and memories Ashley. Thanks for sharing. You really are an inspiration! Looks like 2010 was a great year for you. Here’s wishing you more of the same and even better for 2011!

    Love your photos . . .your photography is very inspiring!

    Oh wow, wow, WOW Ashley! What a beautiful post… All of your shots are amazing! I’m so… impressed…

    And Kitty Paw totally rocks once again! I’m lovin’ the “sparkly” shot. It’s exquisitely pawperfect! :)

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    Inspired… Now I must dig through my year of images and get my post together. I feel like such a slacker these days ::sigh:: Beautiful progression through the year.

    Love the recap! Thanks for the Thanksgiving picture, what a great time! :)

    So very inspiring Ashley! You are such an incredible woman & I am so very glad to stumbled upon your blog. Consider me a blog friend for life :]
    Keep up the amazing work!

    Wonderful post! I love the stories behind them. I especially love the new self portrait, and yes it does look like you. Beautiful hair and dress. Xoxo

    Love these and all the stories behind them. – so inspirational and glad we have become friends! Cheers to learning cs5!

    OK, totally inspired and will need a day or two to get mine together. Your shots are all amazing and you my friend are beautiful from the inside out! I am so glad you choose photography :-)

    Hugs and love – can’t wait to see what you create in 2011!
    PS Love the new header too!

    What can I say? Eveyone said everything that’s on my mind.

    I could only wish you more blessings this 2011. It’s an honor to have “met” you.

    I have no words!! I love how much thought you put into each on of these photographs. That ornament shot is probably my favorite!!!

    As always, your pictures are TO DIE FOR! I love all of your thought that was put into each image and why you chose it for the prompt. Thank you so much for hosting this! I had so much fun.

    Oh, Ashley…what a wonderful year; simply stunning captures, all of them! (Fall Harvest; absolutely magical!) And, you should feel VERY proud of everything you’ve accomplished the past year. I’m beyond impressed by your photography, and to have created a blog with 900 followers in such a short period of time is awesome (just as you are :D). Well done, girl! I can’t wait to see all your accomplishments in the upcoming year!!!

    I can’t believe you’ve only been doing this for a year, you’re an amazing photographer. These are all such wonderful images, and I think the one of your friend in the library is stunning. Thanks for hosting this, it was great to look back on the year in this way. So glad to have found your blog. Barbara x

    Beautiful photos and post Ashley. I’m so happy I got to know you this last year and share through our thoughts & photography. I look forward to more blogging fun in 2011!

    ALL of these are so amazing, Ashley. Wow. It’s been so great getting to know you, and I can’t wait to learn and see more in 2011. XO!

    That photo of Kitty Paw is a classic… and I really LOVE your summer days macro!

    Thank you for putting this together… and thank you for Scavenger Hunt Sunday. I’ve had so much fun doing it and I look forward to more photo sharing with you and the other wonderful ladies in 2011!

    Wow! Gorgeous selections. And, a lot of these were new to me. Loved seeing them.

    It is great seeing some of your 2010 memories. It looks like you had an awesome year. Hope that 2011 is even better, I am looking forward to more of your amazing photos!

    wow, you have some many fantastic photos – so glad I found your blog – you inspire me. Thanks

    adorable entry! take care of the great memories..:) best wishes and happy new year!

    Very good photos all !!!! I wish you HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 !

    fantastic! can’t choose a favourite, they are all so great.

    Beautifully composed in words and pictures Ashley. No favourites as they are all so good.

    Without a doubt all of these captures are absolutely magnificent. I adore your work. I’ve adored it from day one. You definitely have a style that is all your own. Which is important. It sets you apart. Oh and that dress… um killer! I can see why you like it! :)

    Happy New year Ashley!

    I hope you get your wishes for 2011 and thank you for hosting Scavenger Hunt Sunday, it has been a fun challenge during 2010.

    Your photographs are inspiring.

    i love them all.. you are so talented.. besides loving them all I love the black dress you are wearing in the engagement party self-portrait.. Happy New Year Ashley

    Love seeing these all together! Cannot pick a favorite but you look awesome in your dressed up shot.

    Oh boy! This is like awesomeness overload!! What a great year of photos you had – and I know I’ll be blown away by what you post in 2011, too! :)

    I can’t decide which photo is my favorite – all your photos are amazing! And your dress from Ross is SMOKIN’! Your photography always serves as such a source of inspiration for me. You’ve helped me get out there and really learn (okay, still learning!) how to use my camera. I can’t wait to see what photos 2011 will bring you!

    What an awesome year you’ve had! Like everyone else, I can’t believe you’ve only been doing this a year! I didn’t get enough photos together to participate in this, but my ‘inspiration’ shot was going to be one if my SHS shots because I have learned so much and been inspired by you this year. Looking forward to enjoying more of your work in this new year.

    I love them all, so beautiful!

    4: Love the snow on the lake!
    7: That whole lens thing people did this year is so cool. I never tried it.
    9: I just LOVE your travel shot, the textures are awesome.
    16: You know i love your carnival shots, I have never shut up about it.
    22: Gorgeous. It’s your favorite, but so many other’s favorite also.
    24: The monarch on the mailbox is just so awesome!

    I can’t wait to see your Etsy shop! Your blog is always a joy to read!

    Thanks for walking us through your year in photos. You have some very special memories :) P.S. Your new dress looks amazing! Happy new year!

    Thanks for walking us through your year in photos. You have some very special memories :) P.S. Your new dress looks amazing! Happy new year!

    I am so glad I “met” you last year! It is be awesome seeing your photography and I feel inspired by you constantly. Thanks for sharing so much with us!

    Hey Ashley-
    I really enjoyed your collection. Many thanks for hosting this. It was great to “re-visit” some photos I’d forgotten about and take stock of where I’m at.
    I love your “don’t ever change” of your niece-she’s a cutie, and I love Kitty Paw shots (I did view your KP top 10) the forgotten shot of your hubby, the one of your friend Jen upon graduation, and your Grandmother shot-she looks like a fun lady.

    Happy New Year to you….looking forward to more Sunday scavenging with you and the inspiration your photos offer me. Many thanks.

    I love that picture of ‘dress up’ of your nephew(?) dressed up in the little baby costume with the dog! It’s so cute!
    I also like your favorite picture shot of the flower. Great job, Ashley. I can’t wait to see your work in 2011!

    I loved this post Ashley! You have come so far in a year, it just amazes me. I could never pick a favorite from your pictures…they are all beautiful!

    Your shots are all great!

    Love these and this post is beautiful. You have had a big year!! I am so impressed at how your blog has grown!! Congrats :)

    You are so talented Ashley! I love every one of the photos you chose. Here’s to a camera happy 2011! :)

    this is a great post! lovely pictures and memories :) it was nice to ‘get to know your more’, and i loove your photography!

    All Fabulous shots Ashely!! Your photography blog has been so much fun and so encouraging to those of us that don’t even have “real” cameras!! ha ha!! I have enjoyed getting to know you more… and love all the inspiration I find here! Though I don’t get to spend very much time at all on photography… I have fun playing a little… one day when my babies are bigger I hope to turn my playing into a real hobby! Thanks for all the Fun inspiration!! I love love your butterfly shot!!

    Oh, you beautiful woman, you! You just shine, inside and out. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your journey with us! I think that what I really wish is that I could just take a good hour to sit down with a cup of tea and visit and respond and ooo and ahhh over all of your photos! Alas, I have to go shopping, now. =] (My mom’s waiting for me and this comment is turning into something goofy and not the heartfelt thing that I want it to be…. hm!)

    Anyway, Ashley, mostly I do wish you more faith, obedience and the chance to use those spiritual gifts. These are the very things that I long for the most in my life, too – the very same ones!

    Love and happy New Year!

    Katy Noelle xo

    Awesome photos Ashley! You have come so far so fast! I still don’t even understand the concept of spot metering…I’ve been inspired to find out though! Thanks :)

    absolutely love this ashley! i’ll have to try and put something together for this.

    this is beautiful. keep it up!

    beautiful set! I am glad that I discovered your blog this past year! Happy 2011

    You must have been SO bored before blogging and photography. ;D Finding those points on your card were meant to be! You have grown so much in your photography in such a short time. I’m excited to see where it takes you in 2011.

    By the way: I LOVE LOVE that dress too! Sassy! Love it all and read every word. Thanks for sharing lady!

    beautiful! not just the photography but the photographer. i look forward to much more in 2011. and i may even start participating in Scavenger Hunt Sunday. hopefully my busy little bees will allow me to work on my own hobbies a little more this year.

    This is going to be a great year!!! Congratulations on your first year and all the stuff you’ve learned. I am so grateful for all your tutorials and your ability to share with us. Happy New Year!! Here’s to 2011!!!! :)

    I love these! Looked like a great year :)
    I love your self portrait in dress up, it’s so pretty!

    What a fun re-cap. It was great to see some new photos and re-visit some old favorites as well. (love your dress and fun hairstyle) Happy 2011!!!

    Wow! Inspiration overload…. can’t pick a favourite!! :)

    I love the butterfly – I have to admit though, when I first saw it, I thought it was sitting on a head. ;) My hubby shaves his, and it kind of looks like his round scalp. :D

    Thanks for hosting Ashley.

    I love your list and couldn’t agree more with #23. It is so fun to watch a child, in all their innocence, experience life.

    That dress is hot!!! And your ‘do was great.

    You give me hope that if I keep shooting and making the effort to learn I will only get better. Thanks for inspiring me!

    These are wonderful, Ash. Speaking of being a better photographer, you make me want to be better…so there! :-) I am IN LOVE with your “fancy” selfie. You are such a beautiful lady, dressed for success or not. The dress is amazing and the hair style is gorgeous. Great work! Oh, and by the way, I love Kitty Paw’s bling!

    Love this post! Love your blog! Love the photo of you in the black dress and I admit that I always think you look different in every pic! That photo of your cat is so funny its like he’s saying “Reeeeaallllyy”

    I am not sure that I can pick a favorite. I love the shot of you all dressed up but then I love the shot of your Cinnamon Toast Crunch :) Congratulations on how far you have come! Mine will be posted in the am because of my Sunday challenge. Thank you for making me go back and relive so many experiences that I might not have remembered. Such a fun project to end 2010. Happy New Year!

    So beautifully done Ashley.
    I wish you a wonderful New Year1

    im a new follower :)

    these pictures are gorgeous. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through this post.

    love the photos…you have a true talent

    Stunning photos :)

    These are so great! You can feel good about your photography in 2010! I’m sure you’ll take even more amazing pictures in 2011.

    You, your hubs, and Kitty Paw make the cutest family ever!!

    And you got that dress at Ross?! Holy smokies, I need to haul my butt over there stat!

    Wow, Ashley. What an awesome achievement after only a year of blogging and using a DSLR. You have crazy awesome editting skills!!! Thanks for sharing your stories and photographs. Looking forward to seeing what 2011 brings for you and all the ‘friends’ you have inspired through your Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Thank you, thank you for thinking of the idea and hosting it each week.

    Wow, each picture was better than the next! I’m working on wrapping up my post. I agree with whoever said that you look a different person in each selfie…

    These are amazing, Ashley! I’m finding that I can’t pick a favorite with most everyone’s MDR post, and yours is definitely one of them that I could fav them all!!

    Thanks so much for being such an encouragement and for helping to nurture so many of us! You have such a beautiful personality – and that shows though all your photos and comments!

    Good luck on all your goals for this coming year! I’m sure you’ll be successful!

    P.S. Sometimes I do need to do a double take on pics of you, because you do seem to look different often – but maybe that’s because you change your hair style often?? (curls, straight, up-do, etc.) :)

    Good heavens! How can I even comment on these…i’d have like 20 favorites! Absolute perfection, gorgeous work…you’ve GOT to be so happy with these shots. True works of art – love them all! This was an awesome idea; PLEASE do it next year to I can play too – I have 12 months to prepare, and I’ll need every minute of it – ha! Really excellent job. ;-)

    I could not even BEGIN to tell you what I loved in your post. For one, you are gorgeous..no really..you are! And wow I did NOT know you were 28! My best guess was like 22! :D And THEN there’s the zillons of great photos of everything else. I love the butterfly..the “beautiful” and many more. So glad you hosted this. I really enjoyed doing it!

    Beautiful, beautiful selection!!! I can’t wait to see where 2011 takes you…..Happy New Year!

    I absolutely love the bee photo! I’m thinking I need one of those lenses!

    Love the self portrait too…and yes, you looked very sassy!

    So many beautiful photos. Wishing you much happiness in 2011!

    Your photos are always amazing – but seeing a collection like this blows me away. What a gift you have.

    You had such a busy year and it looks like you had a great time. That butterfly image is breathtaking!

    Well, 1st of all, I gotta say that I am more than a little jealous..you take such beautiful self-portraits!! I never get a self-portrait that I like! All of your photographs are beautiful..thank you for hosting this-I know that you have inspired me to pick up my camera more and I’m sure I’m not the only one. I am going to have to try that “planet photograph”..it looks too cool! And the pic of your nephew and elmo is TOO CUTE! Happy New Year! :)

    I always love looking at your photos! :) Great job!

    Gorgeous, all of them. I am finally posting mine tomorrow (we have been away). I am loving the new header! You look stunning in the dress…great selfie!!! I love love the butterfly photo and your favorite so much. Here is to a Happy 2011!!

    Wow! Great photos! I love the winter scene. And the funny cat – too cute!

    You DO look different in each of your photos, but it doesn’t matter because you’re gorgeous in all of them.

    My fave would definitely be the Winter Wonderland, but that’s mostly because I miss snow so so much! My other favorite is definitely your My Favorite. The composition and processing is just great. I’d buy a print for sure!

    Congrats on 1 year Ashley! You have come a long way. Great job!

    What an amazing collection of photographs. You have a huge talent for photography, so I’m glad you decided to get that DSLR. :)

    I *love* the upside down Christmas tree shot. Amazing!

    Your self portraits are lovely. You are truly beautiful, but you do look a little different from picture to picture! LOL.

    I love your processing in so many of these shots. You have a great eye for art. :)

    All I can say is “wow”! Every single one of your photos are magnificent. You’re inspiring me to pick up my camera more often and take pictures of whatever peeks my interest at that moment in time.

    You look wonderful in your self portraits. Actually….you do look a bit different in each picture. Very intriguing.

    Happy 2011 to you!


    Woof Ashley!
    You got em all!
    And I was not able to post yet.
    Methinks this old dog has lost his memories!

    Methinks your fo2s are super awesome!

    Thanks for sharing these Ashley…they are fantastic! I especially LOVE *my favorite* & *hopes and dreams*! Any way I can order one of them to hang in my daughters room? I think *my favorite* would look so pretty!

    Woof Ashley, I made it drooly late just now but I can not link somehow! Help! Please help me?


    { and i should learn to turn off my CAPS}
    I think your close up pictures look different from your full body pictures ( you face does), but that’s good. A girl who can pull off many looks.

    I love, love everything about this post Ashley! Love.It!

    And No, I think you look like you in that fab dress and super fab hair…you but even more beautiful.