I’m so very thankful for all the wonderful families and newlyweds I photographed this year, and completely humbled by how this small business is growing. This year I tried to listen for my own creative voice. I learned that I experience a certain kind of stillness when a photograph feels good or true to me. I learned that I have a lot more to learn. I watched lovers getting married, and parents loving their children, and children loving their parents right back. I cried more times than I would like to admit, mostly happy tears, sometimes sad, almost always fogging up the viewfinder. I climbed into a hayloft, stood atop ladders and stone walls, laid prostrate on the sand and waded knee-deep in the ocean to be with people and capture their amazing lives. And I loved every minute of it. Thanks, 2014. I’m inspired. And I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings.