I cannot believe that 2012 is over. It felt like it was just yesterday I was writing the last post of 2011 and setting some goals for 2012 and here I am today “day later” doing the same. I have to say that 2012 has been an amazing year and I was telling my wife yesterday that I feel it has been the best year of my life.
Some of my goals from last year were: teaching this beautiful art, continue to travel the world, do more studio portraiture, help those less fortunate, and above all spend more time with my family. I’m sure I’ve read this in a book somewhere but it never sunk in until right this second when I realized that setting up these goals to help, to teach and to give undoubtedly brought ME back more than I gave.
This year we were fortunate enough to teach this art to photographers across the world, and while doing so we traveled all over Europe and Norway where life-long friendships and timeless memories were created . We were also part of a big relief effort to help hundreds of victims of hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. And the goal that brought me back the most was spending more time with my family. I took my wife and my son Parker EVERYWHERE I went, and I am so glad I did. Looking back now I cannot imagine having spent that time away from them two and being to all those places by myself. Seeing my son grow and not having missed any of his milestones has been priceless and I feel so rich to own those memories and to see my son as close to me as I am to him. Of course none of this would have been possible without the best mother and wife a man can ask for–my wife Angie who is cooking another stud for me due next year!!!! She’s the support that makes it all happen and without her I’d be lost of in the woods. I love you baby!
I didn’t blog everything I photographed this year, even though I shot some of the best stuff in my life, there are just not enough hours in the day. Once again this year I picked the best from each session and looking at this gallery with 277 images makes me wonder if the month really has 30 days and the year really has 365 days. This means that I had a camera in my hand 87 percent of the available days in my working year. I can’t even fathom how that is possible but enjoy the gallery below with some of our best work from 2012. The images are in no particular order whatsover, and there are DEFINITELY a lot of boudoir images there so use viewer’s discretion please.
Of course we all need a certain dosage of pain to keep up grounded and to remind us to appreciate the things that truly matter. My grandmother passed away a few months ago. She lived a long healthy life of 92 years and I’m so glad I got to meet her and all my other grandparents. Since she’s watching me from above I dedicate this post to her as I am sure she passed being a proud grandma to all her 6 grandkids.
Enjoy these image and have a happy 2013.
I hope you enjoyed these images as much I enjoyed taking them.
And as far as my goals for 2013: 2012’s <== DITTO!!!!