This year could possibly go down as one of the most amazing years in my entire life. So amazing, that who knows if any other year could possibly top it. It may not be possible, but I am for sure going to try! Besides photographing some of the most amazing clients and events this past year, I got to travel to places I had never been to before and I got to experience moments that have truly changed the way I look at my own personal life.
I actually started 2010 being incredibly sick with some sort of Flu that had me in bed for a while. It was a shitty way to start the year, that’s for sure, but it grew into a spectacular one after that.
Before I go on, I want to say that none of this, I mean NONE OF IT, would have been possible without the amazing and incredible support that have been my parents. This year has been a year that has made me count my blessings, but none have made me so thankful as when I think about how lucky I am to have my Ama and Apa behind me every step of the way.
I watched and celebrated my beautiful sister being a debutante with family and my best of friends (that had been there with me when we were all in the same debutante ball in 2002.)
I had a mini college reunion with the most amazing people at Lake Tahoe. A weekend of epic moments.
I finished a self-portrait project, where I took a picture of myself everyday for a whole year.
I backpacked Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil with my amazing and brave sister, in a trip that will only go down as one of the best in history.
Was hired to travel with an amazing Non-Profit, mPowering, to document a life changing trip to India and Nepal.
Celebrated an adopted sister birthday in a city that I miss OH SO MUCH.
It was also an incredible year as a photographer. As mentioned above, this year I’ve been and was able to photograph places and people in Arizona, California, Washington, Georgia, New York, Hawaii, Louisiana, India (and again before the year is up!), Nepal, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Peru, Brazil, Argentina
But out of all those that I photographed I want to thank my friends the most. A big shout out to Deborah, Justin, Katherine, Greg, Aubrey, Evy and Joe. Not only for encouraging to pursue my dream, but for trusting me enough to document such important pictures for all of you.
I share an apartment with an incredible roommate. I’ve been on 30+ flights this year. I saw things that changed my life. I saw things that still give me nightmares. I met and bonded with people that will be friends for life. I’ve made people happy. I’ve made people angry. I’ve had amazing photoshoots. I’ve had crappy photoshoots.
I wouldn’t change any of it.
So here is to you 2010, you have been one incredible ride (and its not over!!).
2011, get ready.