Memories of 2015

December 31, 2015
memories of 2015 hannahargyle

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

— Aaron Siskind

This quotation pretty much sums it up for me. It’s the little things that help you remember the big things. As I look back through my photographs from 2015 they evoke memories, and sometimes feelings that I’d forgotten, or didn’t even realise I had at the time…

At the beginning of the year I decided I would summarise each month with a collection of pictures. They weren’t necessarily the most liked, but always my personal favourites and ones that meant the most to me. I love the way these grids have punctuated my gallery throughout the year, clearly showing the beginning of a new month, a new chapter. As the seasons change, so do the colours, the tones and the subjects matters I photograph. I’m amazed looking back, at how obvious it is at a glance where each month’s grid would lie in the time line of 2015.

January 2015

January 2015

What a cold and sparkly beginning to the year it was. I had some wonderful outdoor moments with my kids, and I absolutely loved the soft winter light, the fog, the frost, and even one snowy morning.

February 2015

February 2015

A birthday cake, a trip to Yorkshire, pancake day, and best of all we had the #shineonyoucrayumbrella to play with!

March 2015

March 2015

My bluest month, March was filled with blossom, blue skies, and the promise of Spring and warmer days. Looking at these pictures now, I can clearly remember how excited I felt that we had the whole Summer ahead of us.

April 2015

April 2015

A wonderful day out in London, an amazing holiday in Portugal, flowers and blossom galore. A month filled with happy outdoor moments with the boys, and some of my favourite pictures ever of them chasing the rainbow kite. I will never forget their giggles!

May 2015

May 2015

Pink, pink pink! A time where there seemed to be so much to photograph, the world was filled with flowers and colour! Topped off with an adventurous weekend in Paris which was actually one of my highlights of the year. Isn’t it funny how something which seemed rather stressful at the time, can give us some of the strongest and most positive memories.

June 2015

June 2015

Ah the poppies, the daisies, the meadows full of buttercups bloomed. I had so much fun exploring these fields with my children. I also tried something clever with two iPhones 😉

My absolute favourite month without question. The flow of colours, the light, the memories. This section of my gallery remains my favourite part of my entire Instagram.

July 2015

July 2015

So much rain, but still so many beautiful wild flowers and the fields bursting with ripening crops. The school holidays allowed me more time to photograph both my children, and it was lovely to see more of the eldest in my gallery again.

August 2015

August 2015

The colours of Summer continued although there was a strong feel of Autumn approaching in the air. Our family holiday in Northumberland was one of the happiest times of the year for me. I also took my favourite picture of 2015, that wheat field cuddle.

September 2015

September 2015

Misty mornings, a few remaining flowers, and the appearance of the first Autumn colours. Some of my most popular pictures this year were made with Autumn leaves, and I absolutely loved getting creative in September.

October 2015

October 2015

Autumn was in full swing. Pumpkins, leaves, cosy moments, and one fabulous day out in London with Instagram friends to search for a perfectly pastel wall.

November 2015

November 2015

The last of the Autumn leaves, one magical morning, the first frost and a beautiful weekend in Vienna. November surprised me, the photo opportunities weren’t numerous but they were beautiful.

December 2015

December 2015

Teas, coffees, festive decorations, early blossom, a lovely trip to London and a wonderful weekend in Norfolk. What an amazing end to a year of beautiful moments.

One thing that occurs to me about my year in photos is that its the outdoor moments with my children that mean the most to me.

My favourite photograph of all time is the one of my children cuddling in the middle of the wheat field. I’m pretty sure I dream in those colours. I’m certain those little boys make my dreams come true

Much thought and love has gone into every single one and I feel quite proud looking back at these images. The story of me, the story of what has been a special year in so many ways. I’m very grateful for all the likes, all the kind and thoughtful comments that people leave every day, and each person who chooses to follow along in my little corner of Instagram. Your encouragement is everything to me. This gallery of moments and memories is certainly something I cherish.

So, I wish you all a happy and peaceful 2016,

lots of love,

Hannah x

 

 

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36 Comments

  • Reply Natasha December 31, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    What a beautiful round up of an amazing year in photography. Thank you for sharing this little part of your world with us xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle December 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you Nat for all your support, inspiration and friendship. Here’s to a wonderful 2016 for us all xx

  • Reply Janan December 31, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Hannah I totally loved reading this. Such a fabulous year of photos. Thanks for having me. X

    • Reply Hannah Argyle December 31, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Aw thank you Janan, it’s been a pleasure being a friend of yours for another year! Here’s to more meet ups in 2016 xx

  • Reply Jules December 31, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    And Happy New Year to you too lovely Hannah! What gorgeous grids – love how beautifully cohesive your photography is and how you adapt to the seasons – stunning. Your pics of your boys are always my faves and just adore your poppy shots too xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle December 31, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Happy new year Jules! Thank you so much, it’s been a pleasure getting to know you this year and following your beautiful feed. Thank you for all your advise and encouragement! Cheers to 2016 xx

  • Reply Julia January 1, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Such a beautiful post, I love seeing them all together like this! Happy new year Hannah, thank you for sharing your colourful world xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 1, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Ah thank you so much Julia, happy new year to you too. I hope 2016 will be wonderful for you xx

  • Reply Tim January 1, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Great collection and, of course, great technique. Thanks.

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 1, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Thank you so much 🙂 happy new year xxx

  • Reply Katherine January 1, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    All are so beautiful! And that quote at the beginning is absolutely perfect. It summarizes so well why I love photography.

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you so much Katherine! Same for me with the quote 🙂 xx

  • Reply Kim Young January 1, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Such a beautiful year of photographs Hannah! Although I love your choice, my favourite was the kite flying picture – I remember feeling quite teary when I saw it the first time! xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Aw thank you so much Kim! That one is a very close runner up for me, maybe even joint first. I think I chose the wheat field because you can see their expressions clearly and they are so filled with love xx

  • Reply Sharon January 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Wow!!!

    You must be so proud of this. I am of you.

    It’s beautiful and has a whole year of special memories.

    Xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks so much Sharon, it’s really lovely to look back on actually. Happy New Year to you xx

  • Reply Simone January 2, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Love this blog with the monthly grids Hannah! What a lovely idea. 😘😘😘

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 2, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you so much Simone! Happy New year xx

  • Reply Daniela (Wunderblumen) January 3, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Your pictures are so wonderful. Thanks for showing them…💕
    Many greetings Daniela (Wunderblumen)

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 3, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you Daniela that’s so kind of you to say 🙂 Have a lovely evening xx

  • Reply Candy Pop January 3, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    So many wonderful images, you certainly filled my Instagram feed with beauty! Happy New Year!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      So kind of you to say, thank you so much! Happy New year to you xx

  • Reply Lisa Gray January 3, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    You really are a true inspiration, thank you x

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      That’s so kind of you Lisa, thank you xx

  • Reply Prue January 4, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I love everything about your new webpage and blog Hannah, so perfectly done and well written. Looking forward to following along. All the best with it. xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you so much Prue, you are such a great supporter and I really appreciate it! xx

  • Reply Elaine Taylor January 10, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Such beautiful images Hannah. So pleased we connected.

    Happy 2016 to you and yours!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 11, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Thanks so much Elaine, I’m glad we did too. Hopefully we can meet up properly in 2016! Happy New Year to you too! x

  • Reply Prisca January 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Hannah I love your pictures and your style!!
    You are really an inspiration to me although…I can’t take suche beautiful shots!
    Awesome!!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Oh thank you Prisca, I really appreciate that! Thanks so much for stopping by xx

  • Reply Rachel January 19, 2016 at 7:44 am

    What a lovely year you had and so many beautiful memories to treasure. xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you so much Rachel, it is lovely to look back to it all! xx

  • Reply Zoë January 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous selection – so fabulous to see them altogether like this – such a beautiful gallery. I usually share my favourites from my “big” camera at the year end, but I really like this idea. So lovely to read what they all mean to you too. And I’m so happy we “met” on IG 🙂

    • Reply Hannah Argyle January 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks so much Zoe, it was lovely to see them all together like this at the end of the year. I’m really glad I kept up with the project now. I’m so glad we met on IG too, hopefully one day in real life! xx

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