I know I say this every year, but I always look back wondering where the year went. And it's when I can truly appreciate the ability of photographs being able to bring us back to each place and time, and get to re-feel all those warm and fuzzy feelings over again. I seriously feel so lucky that each one of my couples is so sweet in their own way that inspires and reminds me that love is really the best thing we have in this world. Thank you to all my amazing clients for trusting me to capture your love and light. Looking forward to all the goodness of 2018! xo
Some of favorite moments, personal and professional, from this year:
I became an auntie to the cutest little boy Jordan!
Got my first magazine cover on Martha's Vineyard Magazine (Amanda + Pete!).
We bought a house in Wexford!
We traveled to Morocco, Taiwan, LA, San Diego, Grand Tetons, Hudson, Phoenix, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon...all magical in their own way. The older I get, the more I love trips that revolve around nature :)
My parents moved cross country from PA to San Diego (hello winter visits!).
We got to see HAMILTON! It made me laugh, cry, #allthefeels.
And most importantly, this was not a specific moment but a feeling that I was lucky enough to find throughout the year...the feeling of BALANCE. It's something I've been working on a LOT for the past few years as an entrepreneur, going by the "it's a heck yes or it's a no" rule to make time and space for creativity, family, relationships, puppies, and self-care. It's something I'll always keep working on, but I'm so grateful to have found so much of it this year!
Thanks for reflecting with me and I hope you enjoy some of these moments that inspired me this year (in no particular order and with some personal work sprinkled in!).
You'll want to scroll to the very bottom for my favorite photo of 2017.
And for my favorite photo of the year...
Beyond all the weddings and flowers and celebrations...there is Nora, the biggest inspiration. She is my friend Colby's two year old daughter who was diagnosed with brain cancer in August. Here, she's showing me where they put her 'magic' tube. I hope she can look back at this photo one day when she is older to remind herself of her all of her strength and grace, and how she inspired so many people along her journey.