I’m sitting in bed, laptop open, my 5 yr old sleeping blissfully beside me. I’m in a bit of a post-holiday fog actually, the melancholy crash after all the laughter, music, food, gifts and driving. I always know its coming, but for some reason I forget about it until yet again it hits me and I find myself wandering around the house, not knowing what do and ending up with my head in fridge looking for snacks. Is it exhaustion maybe? Or a sadness that my favourite holiday is passed? Or that there’s another four months of snowsuits before I get back out to the garden? Maybe its just the turkey. And the pie. And the over-sugared kids. Whatever it is, its passing already. Today we returned home from our final Christmas gathering (on new years day), we pulled into the driveway, unloaded the kids, the dog, the gifts.. The house was chilled so I went to gather fire wood and stopped to soak up the beautiful winter sunlight. I wandered into the woods for a few minutes, laid down in the knee deep snow and took in the silence. Five minutes of trees and birds and snow angels. Deep breaths and reconnecting after the mayhem and high energy of the last couple weeks.
This past year has been great in a lot of ways… I always thought of myself as relatively self-aware but I’ve come to learn quite a bit about myself these last twelve months that has suprsised and encouraged me. I found myself handling some situations better than I thought I would, and others worse. In my business I was suprised to find I photographed fewer landscapes and barely picked up a brush, but rather focussed entirely on family and wedding photography. The work has been incredibly fullfilling, and I’ve met so many great people along the way… I’m consistently impressed and inspired by clients and friends, so thank you so much!!! I’m looking forward to working with more great folks this year, and hopefully busting out my paint brushes again as well.
Here’s a look back at some of my fav’s from this past year. Thank you to all of those who invited me in to take their portrait. You rock.