2013: A Year In Review

We love the New Year because it is a time of reflection and looking ahead to the future. 2013 was a good one. We moved to downtown Seattle this year (so long, burbs!), Julia completed her first year of design school, and illustrated her first book, we welcomed a new baby niece and nephew, sold a car and starting walking a lot more, went on as many road trips and camping trips as possible, Yuriy learned to fly fish, Julia learned to make good coffee, we celebrated 3 years of marriage, traveled to Iceland, and experienced the the busiest year yet with photography.

To reflect on an amazing year, we wanted to share a sampling of what we photographed this past year (although regretfully we couldn’t include everything/everyone). We have been blessed beyond belief by our clients, friends, family, and God in 2013. Thank you to everyone who let us point a camera at you and take your photo–it’s truly an honor and a joy to document your lives and your young 2013 faces.

It’s crazy to think that some of our best memories, favorite road trips, and life-changing experiences are yet to come. Some of our closest friends haven’t entered our lives yet. Our babies haven’t been born yet, and the world hasn’t been fully explored. There is so much to look forward to! Cheers to 2014, friends!

– Julia & Yuriy Manchik

January 15, 2014 - 7:03 am

Abbie Kressner - Gorgeous! Lovely! Awesome! Congrats on a S.U.P.E.R.B. year!!

January 15, 2014 - 8:18 am

sarah - beautiful! so much talent!

January 15, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Paige Jones - so so good. my favorite 2013 review I’ve looked at so far :-)

January 15, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Tonhya Kae - Wow! What an amazing year you two had. It brings me so much joy seeing my friends succeed and grow both professionally and personally. Can’t begin to express how much I adore you two, as photographers and as my friends. Thank you for your friendship and constant inspiration to explore this beautiful world. God’s given you two quite the gift, excited to see what 2014 brings you! xo

January 15, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Stephanie - I’ve been checking your travel blog daily in hopes of you blogging your CO road trip, time in Whistler, time in the PNW, and other trips you’ve taken in the US. You are so talented and inspiring and I so enjoy your work. Keep it up! xo

January 15, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Ruth - Stunning photos! Excited to see what this year brings for you both!

January 15, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Carina - So great to see this all together in one big, amazing post. You two have such talent and we’re lucky you have chosen to share it with us & the world. Excited for another year of fun adventures (and hopefully some WITH you!) and living vicariously through your photographs. :)

January 15, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Anna - What w a great year you had!!! You take such a beautiful and creative pictures!

January 15, 2014 - 3:35 pm

Dana Pleasant - These are just ridiculously gorgeous. All of them. I especially love your creative bridal party posing, they all look so great! Congrats on an amazing year!

January 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Sonja Lyon - Love these! :) and hey, I’m in some of them! Cheers to 2014, and more shared adventures.

January 15, 2014 - 10:22 pm

Tomasz Wagner - Your talent is absolutely ridiculous and your spirit of adventure shines through so many of these images. Beautiful work, you two!

January 16, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Jamie - Wow! Such an adventurous year and filled with so much love. So so so happy we were a part of it and that you were a part of ours. Love you guys!

January 18, 2014 - 12:12 am

nadine - Wow, wow, wow!
I seriously loved every single photo. You guys are so talented.

January 19, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Jade Sheldon-Burnsed - Seriously, what an incredible year you have had full of love and blessings. It was a tough year for us but I’m looking forward to all the hope that this new year brings…

February 4, 2014 - 1:51 pm

dylan - Oh my gosh you guys. this is nuts.

Jamie + Chris Married | Oakland, CA

We got to have dinner with Jamie and Chris a couple nights before their wedding day, and pretty much couldn’t wait for the big day to come. We had been talking for a long time via email and it felt so good to finally be with them in the place they call home and share a pizza together. We had such a strong connection before we ever got them in front of our camera, and that always makes us love our job that much more. Their wedding day was so colorful, light-hearted, and fun–the photos really speak for themselves with this one. Jamie and Chris are both graphic designers, and that kind of explains the amazing wedding stationery, design, and strong color scheme throughout the event. If Jamie and Chris ever throw a party again, we’re going to figure out a way to photograph it (or get on the guest list).

Words by Julia | Photos by Julia & Yuriy Manchik

Venue: Piedmont Community Hall, Catering: BaconBacon and HapaSF food trucks, Wedding + Stationery Design: by the bride, Paper Cake topper: Blooms In The Air

January 7, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Zhanna - Lovely, as always.

January 8, 2014 - 10:39 am

Camilla Dugonjic - so beautiful! I love the colors in this set. :)

January 15, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Keith Bachand - The details and emotion you capture in your work is amazing!

January 16, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Ruby Choi - These were beautiful and very memorable pictures. I had so much fun and the location was perfect for such wonderful pictures. Your pictures really tell it was a special day for everyone.