I recently went through a bunch of old photos on flickr and tagged the ones I liked. I tagged some because they are technically good (or at least interesting), while others capture something about my subject or are somehow especially meaningful to me (usually these are family photos).
I picked out twelve of my favorites, one from each month of 2009. As today is my birthday, I am allowed to be a little self-indulgent.
January: work fragment
February: Ada in the teepee
(pretty much all of these pictures were also in the running for February favorite)
March: I can't imagine taking a picture of John that I prefer to this one
April: Monkey Boy at Rest
May: Born yesterday
June: Waiting at the Waffle Window
July: Mira at two months
August: My father makes my daughter laugh
September: Mira, feverish
October: Juniper and Ian
November: Tortilla Lila
December: Ian, taking in the late day sun
Picking one picture from each month was really hard. Some months I took a lot of pictures, while others (especially the last few of my pregnancy) I took barely any. Some months I love the pictures I took of Ada, while others Mira really jumped out at me. Ian has been especially cute and hammy lately, so in November and December I took a lot of pictures of him. Although in December I took a number of photos of Ian that I really like, I feel guilty for not using a picture of Ada. I don't want anyone to think that now that I have new subjects I am neglecting her, photographically speaking. I guess this is a version of the problem faced by all parents of multiple children. For me the answer may just be to share more pictures!
Tomorrow I start a new photo-a-day project. As usual for me, I am torn about what to do. I had several ideas (and a couple more were suggested to me by family and friends). I was drawn to Karen's suggestion to take pictures of twinned items, but in the end decided to go with a monthly color theme.
Happy old year, happy new year!