How do you sum up a year? Well, 2009 is almost over and for me it has been nothing short of remarkable. It was the year I finally became a full-time photographer, something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I held on to my advertising career a little too long, afraid of letting go, scared something would go wrong. I remember the day I left my job. Jacqui and I had a client meeting the same night and I was relieved and scared shitless at the same time – finally the training wheels were off – time to prove I could do this.
And what a journey it has been.
I’ve met so many amazing people this year, both clients and other. I realise I have been lucky. Lucky because people seem to like what I do and lucky because I get to finally do something I love. Next year will in many ways be even crazier, but I will never forget the people of 2009, how you took me in and let me document your lives.
I owe you everything.
When I sat down to pick images for this post, I found it very difficult, mainly because like this, in a post, they lack context. I think all the images from a wedding belong together – they need each other. Without the moments in between many of them are just images. The story just isn’t there.
Anyway, here are some of my favorite shots of 2009.
And here’s to a great 2010.