Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thank you 2009!

On a personal level this was a very intense year. Looking back I wish that I could have had a glimpse of how the year would end because it would have made certain moments more tolerable. Do you ever wish you had a crystal ball? I honestly never did. This past year was the first time that I ever thought to myself...I just want to know what happens! I surprised myself with my patience this year. I learned so much about myself and about love and about the importance of family and good friends. And, now, after the somewhat crazy year that it was, I realize that I had to go through all of that to get to where I am now.

Professionally, this year was very intense but for different reasons! I never imagined that I could do so much in one year...again, I surprised myself!

The future frightens me for the basic reasons...fear of the unknown, fear of making a mistake...but I was raised to turn that fear into excitement. The idea of entering a new decade is so thrilling. I know that this will be the most marvelous and fascinating year of my life and I wish that and so much more for you, my lovely readers.

Thank you so much for your visits, comments and encouragement this year! I can't wait to see where we go in 2010.

Happy new year!

Here's a sampling of some of my favorite images from this year from my personal archives. Every image taken and processed by me. I shot over 12,000 personal (non-commissioned) images this year, maybe more...this is a just a small selection of my favorites.

Today's Soundtrack:
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights

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Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

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big brown eyes

pao and palomita

shadows of ourselves.

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somewhere lost in tuscany

Little Red Bike

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la primavera.


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Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Urban Summer Kids

I'm Chuck Bass

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Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

windows and window and windows.

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NYFW-Monica L. Shulman

Model Behavior

NYFW-Monica L. Shulman

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Hanging on to Summer

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Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

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Rain on the (Cab) Window

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Elizabeth said...

What an incredible collection of shots! I saw some of my favorites from the year in there too! Here's hoping 2010 is full of growth and possibility.

vanessa joie said...

Beautiful photos. Here's to a fabulous 2010! xo


Beautiful photos!

Happy New Year :)



WendyB said...

Great photo selection.

Iva said...

wow, amazing, beautiful, intriguing and so full of heart. I love them!!

Happy New Year!!! ....2010 will be another year of beautiful surprises for you as well...lots of you adventures for sure ;)

TheBeautyFile said...

Wow, Monica, I can't believe one of my closest friends is like, basically a celebrity photographer...I'm so enamored by these and your talent. Hello, you're just MAGGGNNNIIFFFICEEENNNNNT, Magnificent!

Mrs. M

montague said...

a truly stunning year, seen through your eyes. much much love...

Tiffany said...

I am so happy to have found your blog this past year and for your friendship. Your work is amazing!

I know I will be in NY sometime in 2010 so we will definitely have to meet up!

Happy New Year!

Meg Blocker said...

Gorgeous! The shots of the ocean are amazing.

Happy New Year!

Jaime said...

Beautiful photos- you are so talented! Love this song too, very fitting.

Cheers to continued success in 2010 and happy new year! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
I know your 2010 is going to be amazing!


Dream Sequins said...

Reading this just gave me the warm fuzzies. 2009 was a wonderful year, because I found your blog, and we got to work together at Fashion week... and I'm hoping for a successful year ahead. I know 2010 has some great things in store for us both professionally and personally :) Especially with the new addition to your family ;)

Kristin said...

Happy new year lady. 2010 is gonna rock your world!!

Vanessa said...

Happy, happier, happiest New Year to you!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love your photos. I especially love the ones of the ocean waves & the people. You capture the moment & it's incredible! Happy New Year!! I hope this new year is just wonderful for you. Cheers!! =)

Leigh said...

A beautiful collection of the year! You are an absolute inspiration. LOVE them all :)

Happy New Year!! To all the amazing, wonderful adventures that 2010 will bring xo

OceanDreams said...

Happy 2010! I love all of your photos, especially your ocean pictures, beautiful!

mary said...

Happy 2010! I loved looking back on these images...and I hope the new year is even better to you than '09. xo

HeatherClark said...

beautiful images. I really like the idea of turning fear into excitement.

happy new year!

Diana said...

You had such a great year! I love the photos!

melanie lace said...

Amazing photos. I wish I had your talent!

My name is Erin. said...

I was loving each and everyone of these photos and then BAM! My "boyfriend" was the very last photo. Like a cherry on the top of a photography sundae. I'm sure it wasn't just for my benefit, but it feels like it and I love it! Thanks. Happy New Year!!!

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