I thought I’d enter the I Heart Faces “best face of 2013″ challenge.. now, this is the face that I think of. Such a pure, sweet spirit. This girl is having a really hard time with her tumor for the past few months, but her resolve, hope, and love never wavers.
You know what I love the most about closing out a year? I get to go back and look at all my sessions and review. Princesses or Fairies, singles or sisters, summer or winter, they’re all different. I had some really fun ideas this year too! The Steampunk Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, A bed in the woods, The Star Fairy, The Deer Fairy, and the Snowy Owl.
I picked the 2013 Top 10 and then made a video of all 117 of the very best for the year. Below are the Top 10, then the video follows.
Mother and Daughter – http://www.fairyography.com/mother-and-daughter-princesses/ – This one made my Top 10 this year because I just can’t get over the ribbon and light. The red sunset coming through her hair, gently blowing in the wind with the flowers.
Orchard sessions – http://www.fairyography.com/orchard-sessions-watkinsville-photographer/- This one made my Top 10 this year for that amazing sunset with this girl’s little pointed dancing toes.
Summer Fairy – http://www.fairyography.com/all-the-way-from-atlanta-athens-fairy-styled-photos/- This one made my Top 10 this year for the sweet light through those wings and little tiny curls, plus just look at what she’s doing with her little fingers. She was listening to her daddy sing the spider raining song.
McKenzie and Maelynne – http://www.fairyography.com/meet-mckenzie-memorial-princess-runner-up/- This one made my Top 10 this year for these sweet sisters. They are some of the kindest most patient littles I’ve ever met.
Arya – http://www.fairyography.com/meet-arya-memorial-princess-runner-up/- This one made my Top 10 this year for that gorgeous light through the glitter, her hair and those wings!
Red Riding Hood – http://www.fairyography.com/red-riding-hood-storybook-photography/ – This one made my Top 10 this year for the dark feel of it. The fearful feel of Red just looking at those hungry eyes.
Autumn Princess – http://www.fairyography.com/beautiful-autumn-princess-athens-photographer/- This one made my Top 10 this year for the soulful look on her face and movement. I knew this would be one of my favorites of the session right as I shot it. It just makes me want to dance.
Fall Fairies – http://www.fairyography.com/fall-fairies-georgia-child-photographer/- This one made my Top 10 this year because I just can’t get over the copper colors. Those wings just pick it up from the dresses and bring it all the way through the photo.
Snowy Owl – http://www.fairyography.com/snowy-owl-watkinsville-photographer/ - This one made my Top 10 this year because I just love her porcelain skin and her freckles.
Ice Fairy – http://www.fairyography.com/ice-fairy-marietta-photographer/- This one made my Top 10 this year for the blues and abstract feeling to it. I feel like I’m in a snowstorm with the winds swirling around me, ice chiming in the frozen branches.
Watch the video above for all my favorite photos of 2013!
This little girl is the first of this winter’s Ice Fairies! I just love them every year, I enjoy getting to use these wings! I have to cut a new set (or two) for every year because they’re just foamcore and they get really well loved. But swoon.. love how this girlie looks. She was a summer fairy earlier this year and I thought she couldn’t get any better, but this might be my favorite of her yet.