2017 // a year in review

well, it's over halfway through january and i am just sitting down to review 2017. what a wild year of traveling and photographing and living.

started out the year with a road trip up to cambria with heather, went on a whirlwind trip to brussels, paris, madrid, and valencia with my friend amy. hiked & camped on an active volcano in the congo & photographed a proposal at the top. stayed with my friends chad & kortney in rwanda for a few days. visited family in indiana. went on road trips to arizona & mexico & around california. photographed weddings in portland, indiana, tennessee, LA, & joshua tree. surprised amy for her birthday in colorado & was equally surprised on my birthday by her & all of my friends. went to thailand & israel on two incredible trips. made a lot of food & shared a lot of meals and nights with the incredible people i have in my life.

i wrote this little paragraph last year and it still rings so true so i thought i'd just copy it here; "i had the honor of being with some really incredible couples & families on some really important days in their lives, and to all of the clients who trusted me to document their love, thank you thank you thank you. seeing your love & being able to preserve it in these images is a huge privilege. i get most excited about the little in between moments that i photograph, & the way those images make me feel. the sunset, windswept, eyes closed, tight hug, warmth on your face kind of feeling; the look on your face when the ones you love are standing next to you and the beauty is all around you." 

and now enjoy 200 photos of my life & work over the last year. 

2016. 2015. 2013. (2014 has disappeared somewhere along the way...)