2014 Year-End Review

Year-end review posts are always a daunting task and yet once I get started it is so fun to go back and look at the progression of the past year. This year for the review blog I decided I wanted to post photos that I personally connected with in some way, not just the best of the best.

This post is a compilation of both my personal and professional work from traveling, families, engagements, portraits, and weddings. It has been a wonderful and diverse year and this post reflects that. These images were chosen because of their emotional connection... it may have been something about the composition, lighting, color, or emotion captured, but each of these struck a cord with me in some way.

These selected images represent why I do what I do. Not simply to get that beautiful portrait of someone or capture that classic moment, but to document life. Life is not always perfect, but sometimes that is what makes it so wonderful. When you look through this post I hope you see some beautiful photos, I hope you see some real moments, and I hope you see something that makes you smile in some way.

2014 was a crazy year. It had many ups and downs, took me all over the country and more, and I couldn't have hoped for more. I am so grateful to everyone that helped make 2014 so fantastic!

Now... onto 2015, let's see what you have in order for me...

Minneapolis Minnesota Engagement

- Jeremy and Trisha -

This engagement session is particularly special to me because this beautiful lady has been the best friend I could ever imagine since we were five years old. She is hilarious, smart, gorgeous, and that person that everyone goes to when they need someone to talk to. I was more than happy to get to fly out to Minnesota and run around Minneapolis with my bestie and her now husband and make some fun memories. We started the engagement session at one of the city's beautiful lakes and then moved on to the Stone Arch Bridge area. Such a fun afternoon with two fantastic people. Love my bestie and couldn't be more happy for her new married life.

Downtown Los Angeles California Engagement

- Cory and Brittany -

As soon as you see Bottega Louie it makes you happy. The perfect rows of brightly colored french macaroons can be seen through the large glass doors from across the street. Cory and Brittany decided they wanted to start their yummy engagement session at Bottega Louie and then make our way around downtown finding beautiful light... and awesomely large  succulents.

Cory and Brittany were married in very special and sentimental ceremony in Portland, Oregon. Can't wait to share it!