Tuesday Ten | Top 10 Photos 2016

Every January, we reminisce our top 10 photos from the previous year. 2015 Photos were epic. I always love this blog post highlighting my favorite photos. It’s not our top 10 photos that are most liked, commented or customer favorites. No, it’s my favorites. The photographer’s favorite!  I often choose my favorites not because of the photo it’s self but because of the experience, the people, the location, or because the memory of creating that particular photo stands out among all the others I’ve done that year. So without further ado, here are my top 10 photos and a little story or description of each one.

1. This one is tender to my heart. This is my niece and nephew. Oakley was born in April and I was thrilled to have another niece. My sister actually came up with this idea and brought the books but Collin and Oakley NAILED IT! I have this on a canvas in my studio. It’s one of my all time favorite newborn photos. Oakley was SOO little. It’s crazy to imagine her being that small now. Pretty adorable, if you ask me. 


2. These guys, OMG. We met up in December for a quick Christmas Mini session. in 10-15 minutes we got some amazing photos. I just love this photo with them and the interaction with their dogs. 


3. I have really tried to work on my studio photos and cake smash sessions this year. This little lady came down from Syracuse for her session. I just adore the colors in this photo. Using one of my best backgrounds with the grey/sparkle chevron look. Plus, she is just adorable!


4. Ok ok. A SUPER FUN cake smash was in the works last month in December. I heard from a client that she wanted to do a 30 year cake smash for her sister in law and I was sold. Andrea helped put this together and Brook ROCKED IT. I think I had more fun with these two then I normally do with one year olds. We laughed and laughed. Turning 30 never looked so good.


5. This session was epic because we went to the Logan/Cache Airport. I was thrilled to go outside at a new location and capture this little guy’s 1 year and cake smash. Plus his mom is my amazing Cake Lady 🙂 


6. Oh goodness. Another AHH-mazing session. I’ve known Alix for years and was so excited when she contacted me for her wedding photographer. This session and photo definitely make my top 10 photos perfect. They were amazing and so good together. Their love radiates. 


7. A newborn session in the studio and mom wanted a Harry Potter set up. I am not a huge Harry Potter fan but mom did everything for this set up and I seriously love the way it turned out. Plus, little guy is so handsome! 


8. Ok, when you get asked to take formals for a couple like this, seriously!? Is this real life? These guys got married last year but with the weather and all they did not get the fall photos they wanted in their wedding attire. So we headed up to Spring Hollow for their Formal Session. They were on board to try anything and I seriously love all of their photos. It was hard to pick just one for the top 10 photos of 2017.  


9. This family though! Andrea has been such an amazing and good client for years now. I have LOVED seeing her girls grow up and into their personalities. I have a newborn photo on canvas in my studio of little Trin.  They are all so cute. And this family session we did in Hyrum was perfect. They are just an all around amazing family and so good to work with! 

10. Last but not least, the rainbow baby. Mom contacted me and wanted a rainbow photo to signify that this little lady was their rainbow baby after loosing another baby a year ago. This photo just hits home so well. Most of my followers know, Andy and I have been trying to conceive for about 2-1/2 years. For the last year we’ve been on fertility meds and doing IUI’s ect. In August we found out we were pregnant, only to miscarry about 6 weeks later. I totally feel this mom’s pain and joy in this little lady. Though we miscarried pretty early, I still feel remorse for anyone that has gone or goes through that. This session was amazing and I am so happy they got their rainbow baby. 


Top 10 Photos Info

Special thanks to all the families that support me. Thanks for making my top 10 list! Larson Family, Buttars Family, Malone Family, Brook Carlisle,  Goodin Family, Alix and Paul, Lawrence Family, The Clegg’s, Phelps Family, and Carlisle Family.

It was super hard to pick the top 10 photos out of all the sessions in 2016. So many amazing sessions, clients, experiences, and more. I absolutely love my job.

Stacey Hansen Photography

About Stacey Hansen

I'm a 30 something year old wife, mom, step mom, dog mom and photog! I'm passionate about capturing your memories in the moment and creating a unique client experience for all to love.