I love that rolling into a new year feels like a fresh start. You get to think about last year's challenges, mistakes, triumphs.. you get to hold on to what worked and let go of anything that didn't. It's a clean slate that makes you feel like anything is possible. Again.
2015 felt pivotal. It was a year that made me realize that life is constantly shifting. Decisions were made that felt all too "adult." My business was so busy that at times it felt overwhelming. Life sped up, and the momentum was difficult to keep up with.
Yet looking back I'm already realizing that it was one of the greatest years of my life.
It was my third year being a full-time wedding photographer, and even after all this time I feel insanely lucky to be able to call this a "job." I spent almost every weekend capturing peoples' happiest day while witnessing love in every form.
Wanderlust crept in and took over me. I visited 6 countries and spent about two and half months of the year traveling for pleasure. It allowed for innumerable experiences that I'll never be able to explain to another person, but I'm forever changed by them.
Now it's a new year, and that brings new clients, more weddings, more love, more travel and all the change. I'll take what I learned from last year and hopefully be better in every area of my life. Here's to a fresh start. I'm ready.
(These images were shot over the last five weeks of the year as I traveled through Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. I brought one film camera, a 35mm Canon AE-1 from the late 70's, and only a 24mm lens (the same one I brought to Indonesia earlier this year). To say this is limiting would be an understatement, and there were days and places where I never even snapped a photo. It felt good to let go of the need to capture everything at all times while also letting go of the desire for perfection that occurs when shooting digitally.)