Firstly, I'll start out by saying that this post has been a long-time coming. My intent was to have it posted weeks ago, but going through more than 100,000 images really does take a great deal of time. Better late than never, right? 2014 was a monumental year for me. It was a year where I did more weddings than I had in previous years and also a year where the styles of weddings I was doing where immensely varied as well. Through the course of the year, I had the opportunity to work with so many amazing couples and I can't even begin to tell you about some of the amazing connections that were made. All I can say is that it's one thing when someone simply tells you thanks at the end of the night and quite another when they throw their arms around you while shedding tears. Moments like this make me feel fortunate to do what I do.
In addition to growing my business, I feel like I've grown as an artist. Through all the shooting this year, I feel like I've began to hone my vision and increase my skills to progress toward a level of work that I once thought was unattainable. With each shoot, I see myself moving one step closer and it's an amazing feeling. Again, I consider myself very lucky to have this opportunity.
This year-end post is a collection that we photographers like to put together to summarize the year we've had. It showcases our best work all in one neat little post. Now, you eagle-eyed readers may have noticed the "Part 1" behind the title of this post...there's an explanation for that. As I said before, sorting through the 100,000+ images is an enormous undertaking. In the course of doing so, I began compiling shots that I wanted to include in this post and ended up with over 1200 shots. This simply wouldn't do. I began cutting and sorting some more until I couldn't bear to part with another shot...and our number is now 900. So, rather than posting 900 shots in a single post, I'll be dividing it up into two with "Part 2" coming in the middle of next week.
That having been said, this post contains not only some of my best shots from 2014, but also some of my favorite shots for personal or aesthetic reasons. Most likely, there will be some photos you may like, and others you may not understand. That's ok because together, all of these photos tell a story. A story about an amazing year from someone who truly loves what they do. Now, enough rambling, lets dive in.