I’ve been so busy I haven’t taken a moment to digest what a seriously incredible year this has been.
Of course life happens, and there have been personal hardships and bumps in the road, but none of that can outweigh how incredibly thankful I am for the people and places I’ve been fortunate enough to visit and work with. For those of you that follow Chinese Zodiac, you know that 2016 was the year of the Monkey (and technically it still will be for a few weeks). If you are born in the year of the Monkey as I was, it is supposed to be a “bad luck” year. Anyone who knows me, knows I am a bit superstitious… hehe. I might have freaked out just a bit. Maybe I contemplated spending as much time locked up in my house as possible. 😉 But when wedding season began in March with an incredibly beautiful elopement in the Big Sur Calla Lily fields, I was so distracted and inspired by my work that the worried thoughts stayed far in the back of my mind and a beautiful year unfolded.
2016 Weddings had me jetting off to Isla Mujeres, relaxing in Napa wine country, partying by the pool in Palm Springs, camping out in Joshua Tree, standing under 40ft cacti in Arizona, exploring the big state of Texas, and retreating to the mountainous landscapes of Lake Almanor. I experienced the “haunted” Paramour mansion and it’s eclectic style and interesting history with an incredibly designed wedding. Then set off to Sunstone Villa to capture the sweetest celebration with that golden Sustone charm. I also had the ultimate honor of photographing another photographer I admire, Nicole Hill’s, wedding day in Big Sur. I had clients turn into friends, used my passport, got a little food poisoning, and that’s a pretty good year to me. I can’t possibly go into detail about the countless weddings captured. But the most wonderful couples somehow found lucky lil’ me and welcomed me into one of the most special days of their lives. And better yet, they trusted me to create the work I do.
2017 already has some exciting plans.