Tallis Photography

Formerly J. Shelton Photography

December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012. {Austin Texas - December 2012}

I can't think of a better post to close out 2012.

These three girls mean so much to me. They are the type of friends you dream of...honest, giving, loving, and there for you when you need it most.

2012 was an AMAZING year professionally...this little business has been so good to me. I've worked really, really, REALLY hard over the last few years and it has come back around tenfold. My dreams have been coming true before my eyes and I am incredibly lucky to do what I love so very, very much for a living. That's not something most people can say.

Personally, 2012 was my toughest yet. I spent a lot of time struggling. My clients were so patient with me while work had to take a slight back seat. I'm happy to say things are looking up, but getting here sure wasn't easy. This brings me back to my girls...I wouldn't have made it through without them and so many others who were there for me. I firmly believe people are put in your life for a reason...and 2012 confirmed that for me all over again.

To ALL that supported me this year - THANK YOU. Professionally, personally, from afar or right across the street. I'm beyond thankful for each and every one of you.

Now, 2013....let's do this thing. I have a feeling it's going to be fabulous.

Much love,


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December 29, 2012

Color, Color! {Ronan Is One!}

Happy Birthday, Ronan!

This sessions closes out a baby plan for this truly amazing family. I've been photographing Ronan since before he even made his debut into this world (see his newborn photos here)and I've really gotten to know them. I can't express how much joy it brings me to photograph important milestones for families. This isn't just my job...it's my passion and the thing that brings me SO much happiness.

It has been a total blast photographing you three, V family! You're the best!

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December 20, 2012


Anyone recognize these two?? It J and J of my New York wedding from this past June. They were in the PNW for Thanksgiving and we were able to do a quick holiday shoot. Love, love, love!!

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The J Family! {Woodinville Family Photographer}

This lovely family was an absolute breeze to work with....definitely one of the easiest extended family sessions ever! AND, so totally adorable!

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Some Blog Love...

I feel like my poor blog has been slightly deserted the last few months. Hoping to blog more regularly soon!

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December 16, 2012

Leah! {Seattle Area Photographer}

This little peanut's newborn photos still live up in my blog roll, but look at her now...just about off to college!

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE watching "my" kiddos grow? Love, love, love.

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