Out of all the years in my life that I want to remember, 2009 will be among the top five that I carry around with me until I die.
Kids: Created by us
Memories: Recorded by me between 1.01.09 – 12.31.09
Music: Ghostwriter RJD2
Love: Out there for the taking.
Jason Bustin played by himself.
(edited 1.5.10 : Thank you very much to everyone. I have enjoyed this alone, and with members of my family, more times than I can count. Jeff has asked me to do slideshows for all the years I have digital photos. How great would that be if I could accomplish it?
For everyone who asked about how I put this together, it was a very simple process of going through a year of photos and copying favorites into a new folder. Then, I went through them again and whittled down to just about 150 (I think?). Then I resized them, and dragged them all into iMovie. Spent about thirty minutes getting the timing right and finding a song. Exported to Vimeo. That was that. Took me about two hours to complete.)
Just gotta say…AMAZING. Happy New Year!!
So glad you had a good memorable year!
Stop it! I can’t even handle how cool that was Tara! Happy 2010 to you and your family; may it be another top 5-er!
So freakin’ cute. What a fun family.
love, love, love it! thank you for sharing! your family is adorable! xo
Oh my honey…you have such a beautiful family! You have created such an inspiring, welcoming, creative environment for your kids and family to grow in. I love it!
Happy New Year! :)
Loved it! Great shots…
excellent! so cute. happy new year to you!
You know how some photos just strike you and you can’t put your finger on why? One of my favorite pictures you have ever taken is the one of your daughter in her roller skates w/ the stripped socks -love it.
Happy New Year, Tara!
I have a serious crush on you and your family.
OMG…LOVE THIS! You have such a beautiful family!
soooooo full of goodness, tfs and happy new year!!
WOW. This was so cool!!
your family is awesome and that slideshow was bitchin! seriously, u inspire me.
ridiculously groovy. your whole family is such an inspiration. you are incredible. just wicked amazing.
Your site is the one I visit whenever I need some inspiration, and this post is the absolute best I have ever seen here. Thank you. Wow. And Happy New Year!
loved your video. amazing photos, as always. thanks for sharing. your family is beautiful.
That was fabulous. What a treasure for you and your family. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Happy New Year.
Happy New Year to you too !!!
This is so refreshing and full of life ! Love it ! ^^
(can I ask you what software did you use to create this ?)
You know what I love about your photos? These are not MY kids, not MY family; and yet the love you capture through your lens makes me feel like they are.
Oh so sweet. I’m feelin’ the love. And I have to say that the striped socks & rollerskates are just fabulous. Love that image! Happy New Year!
ALways an inspiration, thank you Tara.
Happy New Year!
the picture of nate at 28 seconds is an absolute pearl of a photo as is the photo of McKenna and the boys at 1.21 into the flick
LOVE IT! You are such an inspiration! What a fun family you have.
Happy New Year! What a treasure!!!!
Thank you very much to everyone. I have enjoyed this alone, and with members of my family more times than I can count. Jeff has asked me to do slideshows for all the years I have digital photos. How great would that be if I could accomplish it? For everyone who asked, it was a very simple process of going through a year of photos and copying them all into a new folder. Then, I went through them again and whittled down to just about 150 (I think?). Then I resized them, and dragged them all into iMovie. Spent about thirty minutes getting the timing right and finding a song. That was that. Took me about two hours to complete.
That is FANTASTIC Tara… what an awesome snapshot of your year… I just love it!! Hmmm… I don’t have iMovie so I wonder what I can use??… off to brainstorm and imitate! Lol!
Every year of my children’s lives I have done this. Last year I had a horrific crash on my computer and lost one of the best slideshows ever right before I had a chance to save it and burn to DVD. It broke me and I never redid it or did another. Thank you because now I am reminded that I must do this for us. Its priceless. THank you for sharing your year with us. You just plain ROCK.
i need to get me some of that chalkboard paint. HOW COOL IS THAT??!!
Awww. That was so sweet and beautiful. I LOVE it. Thanks so much for sharing.
(love the song too)
That is so cool!!! You have a wonderful family.
I’m new to mac and imovie 09. I’ve made a few photo dvds, but I can’t get the changing of the photos to sync with the music. I noticed that yours do; can you PRETTY PLEASE tell me how to do that? Thanks so much!
So cool especially that 2009 was an awesome one for you. So many including myself hated 2009 and I just knew it was good for some people. Thanks for reminding good happens amongst the bad!
This is just amazing. What a wonderful way to record a year’s worth of memories. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!
That last image – of you and your man kissing – just took my breath away. Love it. Of course, every other image is also so beautiful. Happy Kids. Happy Life. A man you love to kiss. Gotta be happy with that. x
this is brilliant Tara! Must try and do this myself.
tara, just found this & it is amazing! love how you added in those everyday moments & still lifes along with the portraits. looks like 09 was a good year for the whitneys–hope twentyten is even better! <3
Tara, this is stunning, I really really love it !You’re my favorite photographer !!
Thanks a lot for this wonderful idea and have a beautiful day.
I love your style! Happy New Year!
You take my breath away. Every time I come in here. My goodness.
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