Aside from having more time to snuggle Carol on weekends, my favorite thing about the months of January to March is having time to reflect on my work & goals for the following year. When I look at my work in 2019.... I feel a new sense of ✨ joy ✨ and excitement. 2019 gave me the gift of feeling total creative freedom to work outside my comfort zone. In a lot of workshops or photography “how to’s”, teachers or photographers will preach about finding consistency as the key to getting better or becoming a successful photographer. For starters, what even IS a successful photographer anyways? That answer is something I could go on & on about 😋 While I don’t disagree with the idea of consistency as being the key to success TOTALLY... I will say I might have the unpopular opinion that consistency should never be your only goal. Every wedding & shoot is so unique and every shoot presents its own crazy unpredictable moments of weather or emotion. I never want to fit my work into a creative box or a cool trend because of a popular editing filter or vibe. Rather, I think I’ve found the most joy when I let go of expectations and what I’ve already done and find freedom in what’s in front of me. In 2019, I embraced more *color*, more funky light, and challenging indoor spaces! I re-edited a few photos this afternoon to add to my website that reflects where my vision is headed and what I love 💓
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take in this video. like really pause and take it in. driving through the mountains and the forests is already an amazing experience, but to see it all from afar, to see how small we are compared to all of this really just puts life into perspective. we are so small compared to what’s out there and I really hope to explore more of this planet. I feel like this video clip really sums up how I feel when I travel and why I like it so much
Time is a funny thing.
I remember making hot cocoa early in the morning at Moraine Lake. It was pouring rain, @colin.lockwood.7 was trying not to itch his poison oak rashes, and I was stuck in a depressive slump. There I was standing at the top of my bucket list and feeling like I was sinking to the bottom of my life. The funny part is I look back fondly on those days. The further I move from the memory, the sweeter it seems to taste.
Maybe that’s what healing looks like, allowing yourself some time and distance to grow.
I used to play this sick track from my car speaker to get hyped for Slush Cup at Shine. Peep this short video with Marc from 2019 — One last Slush Cup edit left!
🎶: Weiss — Sunshine
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Beauty of Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park
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Ice climbers at Johnston’s Canyon Banff Alberta
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I’m just so glad I met these two and that we call them friends. That’s all.
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Mountain range: Canadian Rockies
Easiest route: Walking trail Gondola lift/Hike for Sanson's Peak (2,256 m or 7,402 ft)
Today marks the day I have been around the sun 32 times! So Matt flew in late last night (or rather- early this morning) and we have spent the day out in the mountains, for a walk, lunch and the hot springs. Now we’re driving back home for some cocktails and dinner. I’m not big into birthdays so this has been really nice. Always feels weird to celebrate something I had no say in and really didn’t assist in at all- I was just there. 😂