Images of the Year

We thought it’d be fun to put together a little slideshow of some of our favorite, funniest and most memorable images from the past year. While it was darn near impossible to narrow down our top 70 photos, we managed to get just about all of them in there. (Though when I came to work today, I still had to cut the slideshow by 27 images!) We hope you enjoy a look back at 2010 through the lenses of the Jan Kentala Photography staff.

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Photos by Jan Kentala and Molly Kentala Broman
Music by Neon Trees

Savannah and Cosette

Savannah and Cosette returned to the studio to be photographed in their Christmas dresses. If you have a good memory, you will remember an earlier story about the ‘Perils of Cosette’. Somehow, Cosette likes to have her photo taken about as much as you and I enjoy a root canal! She will be three in the spring and we were all hopeful that “this time it would be different”.
Dad suggested that we start with the family photo, as last time, this didn’t happen – Cosette had posed for two or three photos with her sister and then would have none of the family grouping.
Smart smart dad! THIS time, she was perfectly happy for the first two family arrangements. When I bought Sammy the Squirrel puppet at the Arboretum this summer with Molly, I was actually thinking about children like Cosette who need extra happiness in the studio for a smile to sneak out 🙂
Sammy was a hit! I got THREE pictures of her smiling with delight and glee.
Well, after all; she is three. ……I remembered belatedly that a two to three year old is usually only good for about 5 minutes of smiling in the studio. Alas, the 5 minutes was up when we tried to take photos of the two girls together. It didn’t help matters when the two girls fell over backwards after an extra vigorous hug from big sister, either.
But, Cosette’s mom and dad left feeling confident that there were a few good images of the two sisters. With the help of Photoshop and head swapping, I was able to patch together a few sister shots. I also like the collage of the sisters interacting.
We are all looking forward with optimism to their summer garden photos when Cosette will be THREE AND A HALF!   🙂

Sammy the Squirrel puppet has captured Cosette's attention!

Cosette has begun to tire of the game