It’s a little difficult to be introspective about 2016 when it was such a rollercoaster of a year; my positive and calm personal life was a welcome contrast to the tumultuousness of national and world events. After a long and packed 2015, 2016 was slower, and while that was somewhat worrisome (no one likes to think that their business is losing momentum) it was a welcome relief after all of the traveling I did the year before. I enjoy traveling — in 2016 I was fortunate enough to visit Iceland, San Francisco, NYC, and Portland — but it’s nice to get to know one’s home a little more.
Speaking of home, Walt and I bought a house early in the year; we filled it with our two cats and then added a third as a wedding anniversary gift to each other. I also saw the Northern Lights for the first time, finished the rough draft of my (novel? manuscript?) work-in-progress, and fell in love with Hamilton (like everyone else).
It was a beautiful year, made more beautiful by your love. I appreciated being a part of every couple’s wedding day, and offered donation-based elopement coverage for people marginalized by the election. As 2017 goes forward, I will maintain my willingness to photograph all couples’ weddings.