I am a little late getting this out. The first month of 2015 is more than half over, and I have already been busy with new sessions. So, it has taken a while to be able to sit down and reflect on just how great of a year 2014 was. Ten years ago, I started taking photos of my husband's theater productions and got hooked on photographing people in the process. I started photographing weddings in 2011, some on my own and others as a second shooter. During that time I was also recovering from back issues, even still, I shot nine weddings that year. By the end, I was physically and mentally exhausted, so I reduced the number to two the following year. In 2013, I took a year off, for the most part. I needed to find myself, my style and my process. I had been far to busy trying to do it all, too fast.
It turned out that time off was crucial to my creative process, because this year I came back with a bang. Twelve weddings, four creative shoots, and many other sessions. By the end, I shot over sixty photo sessions, something I would have never thought possible. I was exhausted, and blissfully happy. It was, as they say, the good kind of tired. I had found my groove, I was creating art from daily life. I ventured into cell phone photography, explored life underwater, and worked with celebrities. My couples were adventurous as well, taking me onto race tracks, driving ranges, and to great heights. Last year was better than I could have imagined.
Before I get lost in doing it all again, in a year that promises to be even more exciting, I wanted to say thank you to everyone for having me be a part of your special moments. Here are a selection of my favorite moments of 2014 (there are some missing as I am still editing some of the creative sessions).