As a child, each Saturday I listened to Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 radio show. The anticipation of the number one song had me glued to the radio until Kasem revealed the hit song. Sometimes I even recorded these shows on my boom box so I could hear the top song later. I wonder, where are those cassette tapes are now? Kasem always had a special show at the end of December recapping the hits of the year.

In celebration of sharing a name (but different spelling) with Casey Kasem, here are Casie Zalud Photography’s favorite portraits of 2010 in no particular order. Since we are all busy this time of year, I cut back the count down to ten instead of Casey Kasem’s traditional 40.

two year old eating cupcake

black and white close up of a child

business headshot for the suductress of sushi

small girl trying to eat marshmellows

mom and daughter jumping on a trampoline

1.5 year old boy sitting in a chair in the golden grass

one year old in his bear Halloween costume in black and white

mom and dad in the background kissing while the small boy crawls off in front

family playing in fall leaves

family portrait on a bridge with fall colors in the background

As Casey Kasem said with each each American Top 40 sign off, “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”