December 2014 Self Portrait - Sinking into the Season

December felt different this year for many reasons. We were selling/house hunting a year ago, so it was a nice change to be settled in our home, letting Christmas take over our house, and not fearing a surprise showing this year. I let myself sink into the season. I savored the anticipation of Christmas with my boys. & we celebrated the holiday throughout the month. I really slacked on my portrait this month, waiting for an idea to reveal itself to me. Instead, this was a snap Beau took of me and the boys Christmas morning after they opened up all their gifts, and it ended up summarizing my month so well. The tree was our backdrop all month long. Or at least until the morning of the 26th when it was becoming too dry to keep up.

Dec 2014 Self Portrait | Donya Luana
Dec 2014 Self Portrait | Donya Luana

And that wraps up twelve months!

I found it funny looking back at this year's portraits, that the first 6 portraits I was by myself and then I included one or two people in the remaining six. Like I got lonely in my portraits halfway through the year, but wasn't lonely in life and decided to let others join in. In the end I think it taught me that I don't care if it's a snapshot or a planned portrait, I love them just the same. My initial goal was the get myself in front of the camera more often and I think that was achieved.

2014 Self Portraits | Donya Luana
2014 Self Portraits | Donya Luana

Looking forward to 2015 and am excited to try something different with my 2015 portraits!