i was so conflicted about how to encapsulate an entire year of pictures into one blog post. all business? all personal? some of both? none of either? and i don’t like picking “favourites” because the reality is that there are beautiful moments in every.single.session and to decide one is “better” than another…just doesn’t sit right with me. so what you’re going to get is a little bit of everything. a whole bunch of moments bundled up into 4 minutes of your day you will (hopefully) be happy to have witnessed.
2012 was full of “feeling”. i grieved this year. a lot. i cried alone and with others and alone again. i was conflicted in my spirit over why this life is the way it is and wondered how beautifully good people could suffer so much.
at the same time, i rejoiced. like there was no tomorrow. i got to witness the very first breaths of a sweet new life and be present as another was released back into the hands of her creator. i got to see a million first steps as married couples bounced down the aisle and see the tears of joy as their parents freed them to start their own families. i saw my own kids eager to start school and comforted them when they returned to me with scrapes and bruises of all kinds. i got to cuddle warm little bundles and wiggly toddlers and watch as moms and dads reluctantly let go of their child’s hands so they could take a few wobbly independent steps. maybe not all of that sounds like rejoicing to you, but to me it represents joy of every kind…what moulds us and shapes us and challenges us and gives us hope for the future. in a word: life. what a year.
(the song is paper house by lisa hannigan)
if you watch this and are stirred; if you see these people and wish it was you in those pictures; if you trust me to walk alongside you and the ones you love while you dance and play and enjoy each others company, then you are my client. you are the one i want to serve. call me. email me. just don’t be a stranger. i can’t wait to meet you.
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