Thank You.

A post with my personal best photos of 2013 seemed to be more of a need more than a want. Every post I saw from photographers I looked up to were so good they seemed other-worldly, I’m almost ashamed to admit I had a few moments of “I can’t top that or even come close…” (knowing full well I didn’t need to) *insert shying away into dark corner here*. But then I allowed (or forced) myself to think more on the year. So many amazing things happened, and for the most part, a camera was always nearby. The first (and by far the most significant) was early on in January with the birth of our second child, Lucas. He completes the circle. :)

The list of thanks truly is endless. A few extremely important shout-outs however go to Caribou Film Lab, Sachin Khona, Sherri Koop, Nordica Photography, John Bello, Damara Moe, Taryn Baxter, Christine Williams, Chris Bodnar, Sin 7 Salon, Perfect Wedding Magazine, Pardeep Singh, Dan Stone, Geoff Heith, Tanja Aelbrecht, Filosophi Events and all my friends and family for helping me expand my soul.

So, looking ahead. I’d love to do more family portrait sessions. I am going to begin (and complete…no, really) a few personal projects. I am going to strengthen my bonds between family, friends, clients, and myself. Outwardly and Inwardly. I’m also going to get a tan. #fluorescentbody

Two. Thousand. Fourteen.

..as my 3.5 year old son Olivor would say: “Ok, let’s do this.”

Best Photos of 2013

01-polar-bear-swim-white-rock 02-amazing-landscapes-from-plane-window 03-wedding-photos-in-forest 04-awesome-urban-groom-wedding-portrait Michael Wachniak's best photos of 2013 05-beautiful-bride-holding-bouqet-in-forest 06-richmond-wedding-photographer-amy-david-021 07-beautiful-indian-bride-portrait-vancouver 08-winter-wedding-portrait-overlooking-calgary Michael Wachniak's best photos of 2013 09-beautiful-kamloops-landscape 10-beautiful-photo-of-two-little-girls-on-couch 11-bride-and-groom-embrace 12-bride-groom-arbutus-trees-rockwater-secret-cove-wedding 13-bride-portrait-wind-blowing-hair 14-cake-cutting-black-and-white 15-candid-of-server-at-wedding-reception 16-carolyn-portrait-on-film 17-cinestill-film-portrait-daylight-no-filter 18-newborn-photography-of-lucas-home-birth-vancouver 19-vancouver-film-portrait-photographer-michael-wachniak-iona-beach-09 best photos of 2013 20-cool-arial-landscapes 21-couple-walking-on-beach-in-mexico 22-olivor-portrait-black-and-white-film 23-creative-family-portrait-session-at-sunset 24-dan-stone-pardeep-singh-candid-moment 25-sin-7-salon-hair-model 26-guests-reaction-at-funny-wedding-toast 27-deep-cove-travel-photography-red-chair 28-stunning-bridal-portrait-on-beach-at-sunset 29-vancouver-wedding-photographer-CD59 30-olivor-with-grandpa 31-engagement-session-at-siwash-rock-stanley-park-sunset 32-olivor-holding-lucas 33-fall-colors-and-fog 34-family-personal-portraits-vancouver-10 35-portrait-of-woman-in-red-hat 36-wedding-guest-headshot-on-film 37-bride-and-groom-in-field 38-doberman-sleeping-on-couch 39-family-photographer-in-vancouver-boy-with-bowtie 40-father-and-son-beautiful-portrait 41-richmond-wedding-photographer-amy-david-032 42-bride-and-groom-portrait-blue-sky best photos of 2013 43-father-hugs-daughter-at-wedding-reception 44-father-walking-daughter-down-aisle 45-olivor-playing-at-white-rock-beach 46-film-black-and-white-6x7-portrait-fuji-gf670 47-first-dance-at-barn-wedding 48-fort-langley-film-wedding-photographer-004 49-indian-wedding-candid 50-Vancouver-Fil-Portrait-Photographer-Jade-05 51-fuji-gf670-film-self-portrait-with-child 52-sachin-khona-portrait-playing-guitar 53-Vancouver-Fil-Portrait-Photographer-Jade-polaroid best photos of 2013 michael wachniak 54-gorgeous-fall-colors-in-vancouver 55-grad-portrait 56-great-dane-portrait-on-film 57-grit-pushing-stroller-while-pregnant 58-groom-bride-gentle-embrace 59-happy-father-daughter-dance-at-wedding 60-olivor-portrait-in-tree 61-hasselblad-black-and-white-film-landscape 62-holga-photos-in-pool 63-indian-wedding-tradition 64-little-brothers-playing 65-little-girl-at-indian-wedding-ceremony 66-lucas-and-olivor-in-pumpkin-patch 67-lucas-chewing-on-my-ona-bag 68-anniversary-dinner-in-woods-table-decor 69-luscious-vines-on-concrete-wall 70-man-fishing-in-mexico-with-horses-and-little-dog 71-side-one-band-vancouver 72-man-holding-baby-while-wearing-sea-shepherd-shirt 73-moody-lowkey-photo-of-beautiful-woman-headshot 74-mother-hugs-baby-in-wrap-family-portrait 75-my-boy-olivor-portrait-on-kodak-film 76-olivor-and-lucas 77-whistler-family-vacation-030 78-olivor-on-kodak-film 79-olivor-on-oliver-tractor 80-olivor-welcoming-baby-brother 81-photo-session-in-mexico 82-polar-bear-swim-luchador-white-rock 83-groom-detail-adjusting-tie 84-poolside-backyard-wedding-in-vancouver 85-portrait-of-little-girl-during-family-session 86-precious-sunny-portrait-of-little-girl-at-beach 87-wedding-band-in-vancouver 88-shooting-guns-on-wedding-day 89-sin-7-salon-white-rock-model 90-street-photography-vancouver-michael-wachniak 91-street-photography-vancouver 92-stunning-woman-standing-in-field-wearing-gorgeous-stripe-dress 93-Vancouver-Fil-Portrait-Photographer-Jade-24 94-vancouver-film-portrait-photographer-michael-wachniak-iona-beach-15 best photos of 2013 95-vancouver-wedding-photographer-CD23 96-waves-crash-into-sunshine-coast 97-waves-from-bc-ferry 98-richmond-wedding-photographer-amy-david-019 99-whistler-family-vacation-010 100-bride-and-groom-on-dock-at-sunset2013