what lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. and when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen ~ henry david thoreau
this past year i have walked upon the ground few have walked as well where millions have before me. i have seen the sun set on land and sea on both sides of the world. i’ve watch the sunrise at sea level and at 40,000 feet in the air. i have felt fog so wet against my skin that a shower would have been drier. i have felt the mist of enormous waterfalls fall down upon me like gentle rains. i have stood on the edge of canyons and mountains and where the land meets the sea. i have run through the crowded streets of different cities and i am still unable to choose a favorite place. i have had incredibly personal conversations with amazing friends and beautiful strangers. i have witnessed the unconditional love between family and the incredible deep connection between two human beings. i have heard laughter echo off of canyon walls and laugher carried away by the sounds of the sea.
2014 was a year that i’m not sure i’ll ever be able to fully comprehend. to put it all into words i feel would be impossible. it’ll be the year for me where everything changed. professionally and personally. i traveled over 80,000 km’s and i feel 2014 was just the beginning of what i want to do. what i want to see. what i want to document with my camera. 2015 will be my busiest year of this incredible journey as a photographer. 26 weddings all over the world. teaching 3 workshops in Europe with my good friend Fer Juaristi and speaking at 3 conventions.
i have said it a thousand times and will say it a thousand times more. i am so incredibly grateful for my life. humbled. each new location i find myself in i always take a moment. to stand there and take it all in. to be present. to be in the here and now. to stand in silence and truly appreciate what it is that my family and my couples allow me to do. and every single time i do this, it ends the same….
i close my eyes, take a deep breath and smile.
thank you everyone for this.