I am at a loss for words really.....
As any artist will tell you, we are highly critical of our own work. Often going back over images again and again to be sure we love it. Then two weeks later, criticize ourselves all over again, thinking we could have done it just a bit better.
The past year has been a bit different. As many that I've taken portraits of can attest to, I get a bit giddy when we nail a shot. High fives are usually required all around. I've been incredibly proud to work with so many amazing individuals over the years who are willing to trust me in capturing this moment in their life. For that, I am grateful. Photography has also given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people who have been mentors to me over the years. This would not have happened had it not been for this great group of people.
Tonight, I learned that I one of my images is being published in the Glamour edition of Shutter magazine this month (January).
Finally, I want to thank Isabelle (her link here)who was the model for this shoot. She is someone whom I've had the pleasure of working with over the years, and we've made some great images. She is an amazing model who puts up with my high fives. You have as much credit to this image as I do. Thank you for being an amazing person to work with!
I also want to give a shout out to the amazing people at Shutter Magazine. I had a chance to attend Shutterfest last year, and met some of the most caring, and supportive people in the photography industry. The entire crew at Shutter Magazine are unbelievably supportive.
Thank you to Shutter Magazine for this honor.