A few weeks ago, Dallas Clayton posted on Instagram a “list of essentials to keep in mind” print.
THINGS TO LOVE: Where you live, who you’re with, what you do, who you are.
My 2014 business year is officially a wrap and I’m so thankful to everything on that list. When I was a kid, dreaming of what to be when I grew up, I never knew to dream of a job that would lead to so much fun. Just like any job, it has its ups and downs, but overall, what a privilege this work is! So thank you, clients, some of whom are now great friends. Thank you for adding to the reasons that I love where I live, who I’m with, what I do and who I am. And thank you for letting me dance on the clock and when available, drink your open bar bourbon.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to every client that made 2013 yet another fun year!
This job is sometimes too awesome.
Here are some favorite moments I had while working – some while flying solo – others with great second shooters by my side. Thanks, friends, and husband.
Nights away from home: 125.
Places I made photos I love: Jamaica, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Louisiana, Houston, North Carolina, Dahlonega, Birmingham, Athens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Johnson City (TN), Boerne (TX), San Diego, Temecula (CA), Minneapolis, Rome, Pompei, The Amalfi Coast, The Glamp Out, Savannah, Albany (GA), Newnan (GA), Baton Rouge and Montana.
Related: Thank You, 2012
In 2012, I made photos in Nashville, Cabo, Orlando, Athens, Atlanta, the ‘burbs outside of Atlanta, the small towns outside of the ‘burbs outside of Atlanta, on farms, Charlotte, Dominican Republic, Washington DC, Houston, Charleston, Grand Canyon, Austin, Marble Falls, Boerne, Knoxville, Glacier National Park, Johnson City, Milledgeville, Chicago, Glen St. Mary, and Shellman’s Bluff.
I spent 135 nights in beds that were not my own.
I love adventure, and I love my job, and I love that my job leads me on adventures. Thank you to every person who made it possible for me to do what I love for another year. It is an honor.
Here’s a little bit of the fun I had at work this year, and when Mark joined, the fun we had.
My handsome grandpa.
Photographed in Boerne, TX.
Waiting for Dad to fly into Atlanta, killing time by finishing a roll of film.
via Canon EOS-3 + Ilford 3200.
We loved our 2010 Christmas card so much that we’ve decided to continue the use of our “dapper Mr. and Mrs. Clause” characters. A friend of mine who got it in the mail texted me and said, “it’s like we’re following a soap opera. ‘These are the Christmases of our lives.'” Yes. Yes it is.