The New Year always feels like such a clean slate. A time to reflect on the past year and resolve to make changes in the future. This past decade was full of adventure, change, growth, and discovery. I moved back to the States, I got engaged, bought a house, got married, drove 10,000 miles around Europe, moved to China (again), got pregnant, moved to the UK, bought another house, and had 2 of the most perfect babies. This past year, adding the sweetest and happiest little girl, Romy to our lives has brought me so much happiness. Her big brother, Cav, has fit into his new role amazingly, and watching the 2 of them interact and love each other is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. It’s an unexpected side effect of having 2, and I feel like the luckiest human on earth to get to experience this.
In terms of photography, 2019 was exactly what I wanted it to be. Taking on less weddings, and really having the creative space for each one and putting my whole heart into each day. There have been so many beautiful, tender moments this year, and I feel so lucky to be a witness to it, and to have the immense responsibility of documenting it.
Here is a smattering some of my favourite moments from 2019. And not specifically because I think they’re the best images, but because of the emotion and feeling I had in that instant. They’re not all portraits, and they are not all paid work. They are just my favourite images from the year.
In no particular order…