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.

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Andrea Java
22:35 January 6, 2015

Ridiculous creativity - stunning. The rainbow on the beach shot is just breath-taking. You definitely don't suck ;)

damian burcher
23:25 January 6, 2015

Some really really lovely photographs, well done.

Amanda Basteen
01:48 January 7, 2015

OMG every single shot on here is killer. wow, what an awesome year you had! Hope 2015 is even more magical!

05:22 January 7, 2015

my goodness. dude. these are just insane.

Lyn Ismael-Bennett
05:28 January 7, 2015

Gorgeous as always, Darin!

06:26 January 7, 2015

DUDE. That beach rainbow shot blew my mind. What a killer year you had!!

Heather Kanillopoolos
12:16 January 8, 2015

Absolutely breathtaking work... I want to come back to this post again and again!!

12:49 January 8, 2015

Beautiful work amigo! All the best for 2015.

02:05 January 9, 2015

Really gorgeous work, Darin. Looking forward to what you have to share for 2015!

07:11 January 9, 2015

I like the images you've chosen for the 2014 review. Full of emotion and beauty.

Taylor Roades
08:56 January 9, 2015

DAMN Darin. You've got eyes. I'm in love with the little boy with the flower, A GIRAFFE!! the little bow tie adjustment at the bottom. Killer year. Keep it up I can't wait to follow your 2015. seriously. damn. so good.

18:11 January 9, 2015

What a FANTASTIC year!!!

Teresa K
13:24 January 10, 2015

What a phenomenal year!! So many out of this world images in your should be so proud of 2014!!

12:35 January 12, 2015

Very well written and excellently captured (as always), Darin!

Tomasz Wagner
14:47 January 13, 2015

2014 was quite the year indeed. Well said and you've got some very thoughtful and creative eyes there, Darin!

Mark Elkins
02:15 February 5, 2015

Stunning collection of work. Looks like it was a great year for you!

20:23 March 10, 2015

Amazing work Darin.

22:20 April 25, 2015

Whoa bro. Crazy town!

Sarah Wayne
19:13 April 27, 2015

Beautiful captures. Really love the ones that were shot in night. Amazing work. Thanks for sharing. xx, Sarah

18:39 June 1, 2015

I really enjoyed looking through this amazing set of images. Amazing talent!


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