a moment to ponder
As every year ends, I promise myself I will take a breath and reflect on the year that has been, for just a moment.
And mostly I don’t. Too many weddings. Being a dad. And a husband. Editing. Designing albums. More editing.
It’s too easy to just keep on keeping on.
But this year is different. I shot more weddings in 2014 than I could have ever dreamt of. It was crazy. Extraordinary. Humbling.
And, wanting to put together a year in review kinda post, a best of 2014 sorta thing, I went back through the weddings I shot in 2014 looking for my favourite images.
But what I saw, as I looked through the year that’s been, made me pause. Because time after time, wedding after wedding, I found that I was drawn not to the big moments, but the little ones. I came to realise that what excites and moves me when I shoot are the small things. The moments of stillness. Of intimacy. The opportunity to capture unexpected, perfect juxtapositions.
It’s a big thing, to be charged with being a part of someone’s life, for just one day.
But it isn’t the big moments that make it amazing.
It’s the tiny ones.
2014. You were quite a year. Thank you.