I am sitting on a plane heading back to Melbourne and my head is spinning. When I get off this flight, I pack up all my belongings and also sell off and give away as much as I can. I am moving out of my apartment in Melbourne that I have called home for the last little while. I am going to be living out of a suitcase for the next few months until I find a place in New York City to call home.
I am moving to New York.
These words do not even seem real.
In May last year, this thought had not even crossed my mind. I actually had not even made my mind up properly until a few weeks ago.
Some may call me foolish. Some may think I am crazy. All I know is in the importance of chasing after all that you desire with everything you have.
But before I attempt any packing. I need to finally sit down and go through all the images I took in 2012. To look back and reflect upon what an amazing year it was.
It was a beautiful year. It had a lot of ups and downs. Laughter and tears. Heartbreaks and aches. Right decisions and wrong decisions. But most importantly it was a year that taught me that anything is possible.
It was a crazy year.
2013 is already going to be more so. It already is. I am going to write another blog post about that this week.
But until then, here is a look back at my wedding and portrait work from 2012. Being a photographer is a peculiar thing. I step into people's lives for a day, wander around with them and report back my findings through a series of images. I have become an anthropologist. In the process I spend some pretty intimate moments with them. I will never take that for granted. So here is all the very amazing people I had the honor of photographing in 2012. Thank you to all my clients that has made all this possible. Thank you for letting me witness this all. x