I am sitting here in my office today — the 15th of December — looking out the window at my rosebushes which are BLOOMING. Currently the thermometer says 67 degrees in Cohasset; I’ve spent 39 of the last 48 years as a resident of the Northeast, and this is bonkers warm. And sunny. And AWESOME.
What better weather to write this, my favorite blog post of the year? At the end of each of the past five years (see 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010) I’ve grasped for the words to use to express my gratitude to the people in these photographs. To explain how your support of my business not only feeds my family, but feeds my soul as well. I love going back through my files to choose the images for this annual slideshow; more often than not I get teary and overwhelmed with joy at knowing that I’ve been able to bring these wedding memories and these toddler smiles into your homes. These photos are extraordinary because the people in them are extraordinary — how could something so magical collect the dust of ordinary existence? — and I am truly the happiest photographer in the world today.
If you or someone in your family is a part of this year’s memories, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you’d like to be a part of next year’s, I would be honored to have you! Thank you to my seniors for trusting me with this important milestone, to my couples for allowing me to be a part of your big day, to my fellow photographers who allowed me to share their clients as a second shooter, and to all of the families who allowed me to glimpse the wonders of their world. My very best wishes to all of you for a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season, and may you all feel the warmth of this meteorological gift of sunshine.