December 21, 2012

twenty twelve

Its not just me, is it?  2012 was amazing.  It was a year like any other, with tragedies large and small, people lost, hearts broken.  And in the midst of this was a financial collapse that continues to wreak havoc on so many people’s lives, mine included; and I live in the West where that just means trying to manage on less money.  In other places it means more than I can imagine.  But here we are, 2012 drawing to a close in chilly little England, and I can only see what was amazing.  The Olympics and the Jubilee brought our little land together in celebration, absurdity, and the usual arguing.  I still can’t see any of the athletics footage without wanting to jump out of my chair as if it were live.  I can’t see Danny Boyle’s breathtaking opening ceremony without feeling frankly very proud of our nation, under attack though many of its greatest achievements may be (I♥theNHS).  And listening (as I am) to Public Enemy’s Harder Than You Think just serves to remind me about Channel 4’s fantastic presentation of the Paralympics – the trailer alone helping redefine what disabilities means to thousands of people – Meet the Superhumans indeed.

Personally, its been a year of revelation, too – seeing my beautiful children further grow into the amazing young women they are going to become, seeing my business strengthen & change, and spending my year doing something I love – and something which is such a privilege too.  I get to tell tales.  I get to take pictures of people making the most public declaration of the love they share, I get to spend time with families and children whom will never be exactly the same again as they were that afternoon in the forest, or morning in their cosy home.  What’s more, I get to do it all again next year.

I apologise for the gushing.  Maybe I am feeling hormonal.  Maybe I am just contemplating the kids coming out of school in a few hours time, ready for a holiday where they will demand 24 hour entertainment…  Or maybe its just Christmas.  And maybe instead I am not going to apologise, I am going to say have an amazing Christmas to go with your amazing year, and have a look below at some pictures of my amazing year.  And I promise not to use the word ‘amazing’ again in a blog post until 2014*

*I’m lying about that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLUS!  Fenton.  Made my year.

13 Comments

Bev Welsh

Fabulous shots... You truly deserve your business to flourish. . . Hope 2013 is another great year for you. Merry Christmas lovely lady. X x x

15:13 December 21, 2012
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Paul Andrews

I really enjoyed reading and looking through your review Ange, Have a great Christmas and fingers crossed for an even more successful new year, you completely deserve it.

16:15 December 21, 2012
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    angelawardbrown

    Thanks Paul, thats so kind of you. Have an amazing 2013! x

    20:10 December 24, 2012
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Rachel McCauley

Gorgeous post, Ange! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and the fan. Can't wait to see what you do in 2013.

21:36 December 21, 2012
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    Rachel McCauley

    You and the fam. Not the fan. Because that would be ridiculous.

    21:36 December 21, 2012
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      angelawardbrown

      Actually I do have a resident fan. Its a gerbil, but hey, it helps my ego.

      20:09 December 24, 2012
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    angelawardbrown

    Thank you darling! ANd congratulations on your 2012 - you made some amazing work.

    20:09 December 24, 2012
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Hugh Miller

Gorgeous post Ange. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings

21:06 January 3, 2013
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Matt Tyler

Wonderful photos Ange. What more can I say, you had an amazing year and made lots of people very happy. Thats a special thing. Defineitly got a soft spot for your little pooch ;)

21:09 January 3, 2013
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ReidsPhoto

Wow! You've had a great year Ange, lovely set of images. Love the portrait of the couple in the wheat/barley field.

21:29 January 3, 2013
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York Place Studios

Beautiful photographs Ange, you have had a wonderful year and I'm looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings!

21:52 January 3, 2013
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Howard Lucas

What a truly 'amazing' year you had!!

19:37 January 7, 2013
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Phil Nunez

Beautiful work Ange as usual, really natural, lovely processing too. There's a couple shot set in woods in mono with a very distinct dark tree framed centrally, genius.

13:11 January 9, 2013
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