December 30, 2012

2012 was one hell of a year...











































































































































































2012 was nothing short of incredible. It took me all over the world. Literally. Australia x2, Mexico, Ibiza, Barcelona, the UK, Vancouver, Chicago, Atlanta, Charleston, Oahu, Boston, LA, Phoenix, Vegas, Newport RI, Portland, & New York. This is a collection of my favorite images from this year (or at least hit the blog this year).

I wanted to take a moment and thank all my clients, other photographers, my employees, family & friends, and especially my wife Callie for trusting me and for accompanying me on this crazy roller coaster ride.

I shot all kinds of things in 2012 but if asked what was the most meaningful thing I did this year, it is the video below for the Thomas family. It defines why I do what I do.



And a big thank you to you, the reader, whether it is your first time, or not, thanks for looking, and Happy New Year to you and yours. And here's to our 2013!

16 comments:

shane shepherd said...

Jonathan Canlas, you are a freak, in the nicest and complimentary of ways. Now that's a freaking EPIC YEAR!

Emily said...

What a year! Fabulous pictures!

sharibug said...

Jon this was just stunning. The video are no words to express the emotion and love there. I am so proud of you son for the work that you have accomplished and for the standard that you set.
Love you,
Mom

Victoria said...

That's quite a collection Jon! I think you can safely say you've arrived.

CJ Spencer said...

EPIC! Lovely stuff :)

Kat Braman said...

you're kind of a genius. you know that right? glad we got to hang again this year!

Sera Petras said...

What a fantastic 2012. Looking forward to seeing what your 2013 is like! Happy new year!

JeniSmith Photography said...

jonathan your images are stunning. Having had the pleasure of meeting the man behind them is something I'll be forever thankful for, one of the best decisions I have made was attending your workshop. I look forward to following your work in 2013 and wish yourself and your family an amazing year.

You have made me want to better myself in every way.

Carrie Hasson said...

Wow, just wow. Just finished looking at your FIND Haleiwa pics and had a perma smile seeing so many of those beautiful families I know through your eyes. It almost felt like I was there again (almost). And then I come here, and I'm blown away. You shoot SO MUCH! Shooting is you, such a part of you. Thank you for inspiring me to shoot again, you really had a great year Jonathan! Can't wait to see where 2013 takes you (and me!)!

Eye To Eye Photography said...

I just come across your site and the video is so so touching and beautiful.

Life with Kaishon said...

Holy cow! What a beautiful year you have had. Love your pictures. Love how creative you are. Love how much love is present in your pictures.

Josiah said...

beautiful as always

Hilary Kline said...

Your generosity is astounding. Thank you for sharing so much with us. From your early work (!) to the video of the Thomas family, you remind us how important it is to capture the smallest gestures - the absurd, the laughable, the beautiful and the heartbreaking gestures - that show how much we love and are loved. Thank you. And much love to you and your family in the new year!

jessica lorren said...

Such great work Jon.

Tamy said...

I don't have the words to adequately describe how incredible and precious your photos from the Thomas family video are. Thank you so much for sharing. Your work is inspiration.

ozzy garcia said...

wow!