I find myself repeating some of the sentiments I had last year at this time. It’s no secret that 2017 wasn’t everyone’s favorite year, it’s likely the bottom of my list of all time favorite years for sure. Except maybe 7th grade, that’s still pretty much right there at the bottom. I know that 2017 was a tough and disappointing year for many of us, and at times like these it can be difficult to see hope and love in the world. So, I’m here to remind you that even when things seemed dark, there were also lots and lots of shining moments of laughter, joy and love. I mean really, seriously… So. Much. Love.
This year I was honored to photograph 25 weddings, a proposal, 12 fun events, tons of pets and their humans, three articles for CityDog Magazine as well as the cover of their Spring edition and 40 happy families. I also photographed several small businesses and entrepreneurs and hope to do a lot more of that in the coming year.
I love creating this slideshow at the end of the year (or in this case, a few weeks into the new year) because it is a great reminder to me (and hopefully a lot of you) that happiness is indeed all around us. These photos solidify my belief that what I do matters and that I am extremely fortunate to do what I love for a living. I find it’s difficult not to smile yourself when you see another smiling face, so I truly hope this year’s slideshow brings lots of grins and a bit of joy to your day. There are far too many people to thank for all I am appreciative of this year so I’ll just end by saying this:
Thank you to all of my clients and friends and loved ones, from the bottom of my heart, you are what makes my life so incredibly blessed and special. I could not do any of this without your support and your endless love and persistence. I am so grateful for the new friends I’ve made this year and for all the old friends who continually stick by me and raise me up every year. This year was an unusually confusing and trying one for many and as a society we lost some really amazing people, but so many new unions were also formed. Sons and daughters were born, animals in need found forever homes, babies were adopted into loving families and so many wonderful humans found and married their better halves. The future is uncertain, but the fact remains: love is truly all around us. xx, Amy
Quick note: There’s music so if you’re at work, be cool.