2011: A Year of Loving Photography

When I think back over the past year, there aren’t really any special decorating or craft projects that come to mind, rather the thing that sticks out most to me, in terms of my blog anyway, is how I’ve really come love photography over the last twelve months.  I can see how as the year progressed so did my photo skills…how I’ve learned to use my camera, work with natural light and improve my compositions, as well as my editing. When I look through some of my earlier posts, I cringe, thinking I’d love to delete them, but then figure that it’s all part of the journey…right?
I’ve mentioned a time or two that I have a special fondness for photographing food.  It’s more than a fondness actually, I really love it.  Maybe it’s because I can eat the fruits of my labor when I’m all done, you can’t do that with a craft project…usually anyway πŸ™‚  I talked about food photo love in my Artful Blogging article, as well as in a post I did last summer called A New Little Love, which is where I showed you these first two pictures.
Coming in a close second to my love affair with food photography, are taking pictures of flowers and little vignettes, with a few shots of my house thrown in the mix.  I wish I could add snapping photos of my kids, but sadly they’re not too accommodating and I usually have to resort to bribery.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that the coming year will be better though.
I thought I’d take a little stroll down memory lane, highlighting a few posts from 2011.  There’s a link to each accompanying post in case you’re a new reader or you missed something and want to check it out.

I want to thank you all for your friendship and kind comments throughout the past year.  I hope 2012 brings you only joy and blessings.  Have a safe and wonderful New Year’s weekend!

xo Tricia

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89 Comments

  • Lyssa at Living Simple in the South

    love that box,,, and ALL YOUR PICTURES! Everything is so beautiful!
    Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

    Every photo is absolutely gorgeous Tricia!! You are so talented! Glad to have gotten to know you better over the past year- Happy New Year!! πŸ™‚

    December 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Victoria - Washington Boudoir Photographer

    Wow! Did you make that blueberry cupcake?! I haven't ate breakfast yet today and that looks so amazing!

    December 30, 2011 at 3:57 pm Reply
  • Angie

    Tricia, I also love food photography and your images are always so beautiful – you can tell you really have a love for this, yes.

    Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm Reply
  • Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale

    I always enjoy looking at your lovely photos! I think a foodie magazine should hire you!! Wishing you all the best in 2012 πŸ™‚

    December 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Rosie@leavesnbloom

    I absolutely adore your still life setups – glossy magazine potential for sure! Your work is so inspiring and your food photography makes me hungry!

    Happy New Year

    December 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm Reply
  • Alice

    I've enjoyed your lovely photos through the year. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life with us in such a beautiful way.

    I look forward seeing more in the coming year.

    Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • Revi

    I aspire to be anywhere near as amazing as you are with your photography! I have so much to learn, and hope to improve this year, using and making the most of the tools I have.

    Keep setting the bar for all of us!

    Have a blessed 2012,

    -Revi

    December 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm Reply
  • Ms. Redo

    Yes, stunning photography. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics with us.

    Mary

    December 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm Reply
  • Privet and Holly

    You continue to
    amaze and
    inspire me,
    Tricia! I look
    forward to more
    of your amazing
    photos in 2012!
    I also look forward
    to meeting you
    in person….Am now
    plotting a blogger's
    tea/creating afternoon
    in July with another
    blogger {she's a teacher,
    hence the summer
    date for the tea}.
    May your New Year
    be Joy-full!!!

    xx Suzanne

    December 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Vickie @ Ranger 911

    I enjoy every one of your posts with the beautiful photos of everyday objects seen as art through your camera lens. I'm looking forward to a new year of more inspiration from the blog world. Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2011 at 5:13 pm Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

    These are all beautiful…I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful photos in the coming year.

    Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm Reply
  • Linda

    SO Beautiful, Tricia…I can't wait to see where your photography takes you… you are so talented!

    December 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • Rusty Hinge

    Your photos are amazing, Tricia! I feel as if I am looking through a magazine when I scroll through your posts!
    Happy New Year,
    Maria ~Rusty Hinge

    December 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm Reply
  • Sherri Mitchell

    Tricia – every photo is perfection that I see. You have a fondness for photographing food and that is as it should be – you are so talented at it. Your photos speak – even if you do not write anything on a post, they tell a story on their own. This is what I love about you my friend – you are just wonderful through and through. I can't wait to see what you bring to your beautiful blog in 2012! I wish you nothing but huge success, peace and love! xo

    December 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm Reply
  • Barb

    Your photography is beyond gorgeous – if I ever take one photo as nice as yours I'll be satisfied . . .

    December 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Blondie's Journal

    All of your photos are absolutely stunning! Keep up the great work in 2012!!

    XO,
    Jane

    December 30, 2011 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • Cozy Little House

    I've never photographed food much, but LOVE taking photos of flowers and plants and nature in general. YOU, my friend, are a natural at taking photos period!
    Brenda

    December 30, 2011 at 7:07 pm Reply
  • Rachel Pallas

    LOVE your beautiful photography my friend! Im so proud of you!! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!! xoxoxo Rachel

    December 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    Your photos are simply fantastic and so inspiring…Can't wait to see more! Xoxoxo

    December 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm Reply
  • traci

    happy new year dear. i have so enjoyed following your blog this year. your images are just gorgeous. very inspirational. looking forward to our continued friendship in 2012.

    December 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm Reply
  • Susan

    Your photography is beautiful, and is what attracted me to your blog in the first place (I saw it featured in Romantic Home magazine just a few months ago)…

    December 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm Reply
  • Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    Your work is exquisite.
    No other word will do. πŸ™‚

    December 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm Reply
  • Whimsical Whites

    Your photos are stunning! It is hard to choose my favorite.
    Kathy

    December 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • Blueberry

    So inspirational images!
    Wishing you another wonderful year of loving photography!;)
    many hugs,
    Ira

    December 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • elizabeth

    I always get lost in your photos! So, so lovely.

    December 30, 2011 at 10:28 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    All so beautiful Tricia…looking forward to 2012!

    Tiffany

    December 30, 2011 at 10:44 pm Reply
  • Razmataz

    Tricia, you have such a talent…honestly I think you should be selling your work and becoming a professional food stylist. Your photos are my favorites on the blogs…yours and Maria's from Dreamy Whites.

    Happy New Year.

    December 30, 2011 at 11:50 pm Reply
  • betty

    the food looks delicious but I just have to admit that I love your photos, the light in them is just unique, new follower πŸ™‚

    December 31, 2011 at 12:02 am Reply
  • Tammy

    Your pictures are so beautiful. I hope somebody notices what a great job you do. Very creative!
    Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2011 at 12:33 am Reply
  • The Sweetest Days

    I think you're doing a wonderful job, Tricia. Photography definitely has a huge learning curve and unlike you, shooting food seems to be a big challenge for me, as does shooting still life. I'm used to shooting scenery on my old blog.

    So glad I found A Rosy Note. Wonderful post and I look forward to your imagery in 2012 : )

    Sharon

    December 31, 2011 at 12:45 am Reply
  • LizlovesVintage

    Amazing! Simply Amazing!!
    Thanks for sharing your talent. I'm always inspired when I come.
    Happy New Year πŸ™‚
    xxx Liz

    December 31, 2011 at 1:33 am Reply
  • Faded Charm

    Simply Breathtaking:-)

    Happy New Year!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

    December 31, 2011 at 1:42 am Reply
  • special 'k'

    So glad I found you. You have such a whimsical place and I adore your dreamy pictures (How do you do that, I must find out) I will follow on my way out so I can return to be inspired. I hope you will find the time to come visit me and do the same. But for now I just wanted drop by to wish you a Happy New Year and to thank you for visiting my place and your lovely comments. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

    December 31, 2011 at 2:07 am Reply
  • Alicia

    your photos truly are amazing, tricia. they could be postcards or something! amazing!

    December 31, 2011 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Sarah

    I've said it a million times…every photo is breathtaking. I absolutely love to visit you and see what beautiful things you have to share. It's always a treat!

    Here's to a wonderful 2012!

    sarah xo

    December 31, 2011 at 3:51 am Reply
  • A Cozy Cottage in the City

    Hello my dear sweet friend! Your photos have always amazed me! When I first started blogging – you were one of the first blogs that I followed, and I was absolutely in awe of your gorgeous images. They are all completely stunning. I'm blessed to call you my friend here in blog land. Thank you for your continued inspiration and for your big & generous heart. πŸ™‚ You are truly one of the kindest bloggers out here!!! Thank you for being you! πŸ™‚ Wishing you a New Year of happiness & joy!!!

    XOXO's,
    Jessie

    December 31, 2011 at 3:59 am Reply
  • blessedmom's simple home

    Your food photos are making me hungry πŸ™‚ I cringe at my earlier posts too, but in a year or two, I'll probably do that about the posts I'm doing now.
    Your photos are wonderful!!
    Happy New Year Tricia πŸ™‚
    Blessings,
    Marcia

    December 31, 2011 at 5:51 am Reply
  • sell wow accounts

    such lovely shots. Happy Holidays to you!=)

    December 31, 2011 at 9:19 am Reply
  • High Street Cottage

    Tricia, I think you've given the blog world some of the most inspiring photos ever. I hope you're putting together that book!
    Not only beautiful, but when a picture can actually make one want to get up and start cooking…that's inspiration! Thank you for that, and also for the kind support you've given to me this year, big hugs, tami

    December 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    Tricia, I've enjoyed coming here and being inspired by your photos. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    December 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • Amy Arnaz

    Happy New Year Tricia~
    Your photos are luscious! Sending you my best wishes for a Wonderful 2012. Still love your kitties. ~ Amy in Nevada

    December 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • Evelyn S.

    Your photos (and your decorating) transport me to a lovely place! I'm definitely looking forward to new photos in the new year. Happy New Year, Tricia!

    December 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    A beautiful place to visit is what I think of when I think of you and your blog. You have a loving touch that shows in all of your photos. Thank you for sharing your special talents with us and blessings to you and yours in 2012!!

    December 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm Reply
  • Clara {Clover and Violet}

    Your photos are gorgeous and I love looking at all the beautiful things you photograph!

    December 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • Blooming Rose Musings

    Your posts are always beautiful and inspiring. I wish you and your children many blessing in the New Year. Happy New Year, Tricia!

    December 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm Reply
  • Blooming Rose Musings

    Your posts are always beautiful and inspiring. I wish you and your children many blessing in the New Year. Happy New Year, Tricia!

    December 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm Reply
  • Cathy

    Rosy, Thank you for all your wonderful and inspiring posts. It is truly a pleasure to visit your blog. I can't wait to see what the new year has in store for your blog : ) Happy New Year!
    p.s. i just love the cherry heart tarts!

    December 31, 2011 at 11:41 pm Reply
  • Nadege,

    Stunning images. Love them all.

    Happy New Year.

    January 1, 2012 at 12:17 am Reply
  • Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

    Your photography is amazing and I will be practicing mine. Do you recommend any particular photography books?

    January 1, 2012 at 12:32 am Reply
  • Heaven's Walk

    It's been a year of breathtaking, stunning, and amazing photography, Tricia! We have ALL loved the beauty that you always share with us – and your talent just keeps blooming! Hugs to you!

    xoxo laurie

    January 1, 2012 at 2:50 am Reply
  • DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family

    Tricia,
    I wish that you published a calendar.
    I would display it in my kitchen.
    Your photographs are amazing!
    Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!
    ~Lynne
    [w/L]

    January 1, 2012 at 9:17 am Reply
  • Vanessa Morgan

    Happy New Year! Keep up the good work πŸ˜‰

    January 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • Nely

    I love your photo…Happy New Year Tricia!

    January 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm Reply
  • Georgianna

    Happy New Year, Tricia! Thank you for this tour of so many of your beautiful images. I wish you a year of great success and creative fulfillment!! So wonderful to get to know you this year. xo – g

    January 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm Reply
  • Catherine

    My goodness it is pretty over here! Very lovely.
    I will be back.
    Happy New Year to you!
    Catherine

    January 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm Reply
  • Kaitlyn

    Well, good because you are amazing at taking pictures of food! Wowie! You make it look so yummy that and i love your soft edits. So beautiful!

    In our sea of love

    January 1, 2012 at 11:23 pm Reply
  • Kristen

    You have by far the most beautiful(est) pictures! For the past year, I have always enjoyed coming to your blog, and seeing your photos!

    Can't wait for this years photos!
    Happy New Year!
    β™₯

    Just when you thought

    January 2, 2012 at 3:57 am Reply
  • kelly

    Happy new year, and thany you for sharing all your lovely photos

    Kelly

    January 2, 2012 at 4:02 am Reply
  • Katherines Corner

    Every visit to your blog makes me smile. Your photography is so beautiful and inspiring. Hugs and Happy new Year

    January 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm Reply
  • Linda R.

    Your photos are sooooo amazing. I get so inspired just looking at them..

    I do hope you and your family have a Happy New Year! Can't wait to see more yummy photos..

    Hugs, Linda

    January 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm Reply
  • Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

    I always enjoy coming by and looking at your beautiful photos. Your talents have just multiplied! Your work is gorgeous. Love the blueberry muffin shot!

    January 3, 2012 at 3:23 am Reply
  • Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com

    I think my favorites are still the cherry photos. Hoping 2012 brings you much happiness as well. Hugs and happy new year!

    January 3, 2012 at 7:51 am Reply
  • Robin

    Your truly an inspiration to me. Thanks for showing off your fabulous photos. I'm looking forward to the upcomming year and all your new wonderful photos.

    January 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply
  • Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage

    I saw each of these beautiful posts this year! I love stopping by to see your wonderful pictures. Happy New Year, Tricia!

    January 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm Reply
  • Lynda Naranjo

    Happy New Year, Tricia! Your photos are gorgeous … I'm so glad we "met" this year! Hope 2012 is amazing for you! xo

    January 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    Hi dear! It's always a great pleasure visiting you here! Your space is a gift we receive every post. Thanks, my dear, for all the amazing, beautiful inspirations you share with us! I wish you and all your family a so blessed, happy and marvelous New Year! Lots of kisses, Rachel :))))

    January 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • Linneas Atelje Photography

    Oh, so beautiful, I really love all your beautiful photos.

    January 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm Reply
  • Aspen Robinson

    I just found your blog and it is so beautiful. What a little piece of happiness!

    January 4, 2012 at 12:07 am Reply
  • trumatter

    I can never get enough of your photographs. You are one very talented girl.

    Have a wonderful year ahead.

    Love, Rukmini@Trumatter

    January 4, 2012 at 7:47 am Reply
  • PriscilaPetersDecor

    Tricia,

    I'm glad you share your beautiful photos with us.
    Happy 2012!!

    January 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    Your photo is wonderful!!!
    Happy New Year…

    Lovely Idea

    January 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • beti

    as always your pictures are beautiful and those pies look so cute with the heart on top

    January 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • Sylvia

    It has been a pleasure visiting your blog this year . I will continue to do so as it is one of the simple moments of contemplating beauty in my days. Thank you for the endless inspiration .
    Have a bright and peaceful 2012, dear Tricia !

    January 5, 2012 at 3:47 am Reply
  • lisa

    Tricia, I love all of your work!
    Each of these is so very beautiful, but the second one here is over-the-top!! You have an obvious talent for photographing food. Keep at it, and definitely do not delete old photos!!

    Have a wonderful day my Friend!

    January 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm Reply
  • Ina

    your pictures are so beautiful. God bless you in the new year- Ina

    January 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm Reply
  • Sylvia

    I always enjoy your photos, Tricia, they are so beautiful !
    Wish you a wonderful New Year too !
    Sylvia

    January 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm Reply
  • Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle)

    Finally back from my blog break. So happy to come back here and see your lovely photography. All your photos throughout the year were wonderful in my eyes. Hope 2012 is filled with blessings for you.

    January 6, 2012 at 2:18 am Reply
  • Sharda

    Hey Tricia! Love your photography; you have a lovely blog out here.;)Happy New Year to you as well!

    January 6, 2012 at 3:23 am Reply
  • Cindy Garber Iverson

    Your photographs are breathtaking and so inspiring. The color and light you've captured draws me in. I discovered your work through Artful Blogging and will definitely become a frequent visitor.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

    January 6, 2012 at 5:16 am Reply
  • kyleen

    Your pictures are breathtaking! I love the one with the key and the postcard and the flower.

    January 7, 2012 at 5:28 am Reply
  • Nostalgia

    Such an adorable and romantic blog. Thank you for inspiring me and all the best in New year 2012!

    January 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • Sheila

    I love your work Tricia. Each photo just leads me to the next. Your combination of colors and textures is wonderful! I am so enjoying your blog.

    January 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm Reply
  • Sara

    I can't imagine ever cringing at your work it's just so beautiful! Love the apples, the pancakes and the key, they're all so gorgeous!

    January 17, 2012 at 5:48 am Reply
  • delightfuleclecticabode.com

    Wow are you talented! Your photos look amazing! Please don't ever look at any of mine, I'm terrible in the beginning stages of learning about my camera, lighting and composition. Progress not perfection is my motto and practice, practice, practice.

    Your space is so inspiring. I'm adding you to my blogging bliss link.

    ~Sandy

    January 20, 2012 at 3:20 am Reply
  • Rosita Vargas

    FotografΓ­as impresionante una real maravilla,tiene un gran talento,al mirar me quedo anonadada,felicitaciones y por supuesto su receta exquisita,abrazos hugs,hugs.

    February 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • Linda

    Beautiful shots…I love your work. Have you ever thought about or do you have photography tutorials?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm Reply
  • Elisabeth

    I love your photography too! I bet you could get a job taking food photographs for a magazine or something. Anyway, I'm so glad I found your blog!

    Elisabeth

    February 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • JoDee Luna

    I just found your website and am intrigued by your photos. Your style really appeals to me. Absolutely beautiful!

    February 21, 2012 at 4:45 am Reply
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