2014. What a year. A year of good, a year of not as good, a year of everything in between. It certainly was all of these things for me.
It’s the year I went full-time with my business, and said goodbye to ‘day job’. It’s the year I travelled to New Zealand twice, France, Iceland, the USA and back again. I went across Australia so many times I can’t even count. I saw family and friends I hadn’t seen in years and visited many new parts of the world. I photographed weddings in all of these locations and got to meet so many amazing couples and their families. I started practicing yoga religiously, and now feel better for it, mind, body and soul. I settled into a gorgeous home in Melbourne which I am so grateful to return to every time I leave.
Along with the good, there was also the not as good. I don’t need to go into detail about this, but I think it’s important to recognise the lows just as much. These lows are what we learn from the most, they’re what make us stronger, wiser and possibly more prepared. They are also what make us appreciate the smaller things, the every day bits of magic that we can so often look past because we see them so regularly. I for one am grateful for where I am right now. I cannot, and must not compare myself to others. It’s the never-ending tunnel of doom if we do this, but I can’t say it’s not easy to do. Look past the Facebook statuses, and instead focus inwards. Work on making ourselves better for us and our loved ones. Continue to grow. I don’t know what’s around the corner, but I do know it’s going to be another adventurous 365 days.
In no particular order, here are some photos I took this year. A mixture of travel, portrait, and wedding photography on digital, film and iPhone. They’re not necessarily the most jaw-dropping, but I like them. They’re me. Thank you to everyone that’s joined me along this ride.
Here’s to another new year. Another page in our stories turning.