Friday, December 14, 2012

Thank-Full | Adventure Lifestyle Photographer

There are only a few weeks left in this year (and if you believe the Mayan calendar, just a few days) and I have already started into next years workload. I actually finished everything on my schedule last week and didn't quite time it with Christmas. However I will still be taking a few days off to be with family and enjoy the holidays.

I went through this last years work to try to pull out some of my favourites and it really made me think of how diverse the work was and how great it was. I spent a lot of time writing and even published a few magazine articles and interviews. I met some amazing people and even made new friendships. I grew as a photographer and a part of the business community. I learned a lot, mostly about myself, and feel that I am even closer to living my passions and what I was created for.

This coming year will be a milestone year for me. I am turning 40 this year and am on track to having an amazing year. I am starting it with a huge project, I am back into filming, I am in the best shape I've been in for 10 years, my family is great, and there are lots of cool things planned. I'm pretty stoked to say the least.

I am grateful for my awesome clients this year, so many great people that I have become friends with who are now friends. I am also thankful to be friends with some of the most amazing and talented photographers in North America (the world?) and feel honoured to have worked with some (even in the least) on their projects and been given advice and critique by them. These photographers have been selfless and are doing great things for the photography community. I am blessed to have close friends who are extremely generous, who have helped support what I do and allow me to be myself. These friends have been here for our family, have taken care of our kids like they were their own, and some of them have even let me be a part of their goals and dreams. And not the least I am grateful for my crazy family who lets me be me and seems to also enjoy the ride.

Its been an adventure this year, I thank God for being so blessed. I am looking forward to this coming year and sharing the new adventure with you guys. Merry Christmas and have a great start to your new year!!!