This will be my fifth End of the Year slideshow (see 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010) and possibly my most emotional. I like to use this space each December to thank all of my clients for being loyal and fun and for bringing all of these smiles into my life. This year, in addition, I need to somehow express how doing this job — being a photographer and being able to grasp these glimpses into your families, your accomplishments, your LOVE — has truly saved my own life. The connections I make when I create these images not only put food on my table and keep a roof over my head, they also fill the empty spaces that too often appear. They give me purpose. They give me reason. They give *me* love. They are more valuable than I can ever express.
If you are a part of this montage, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to share in your life, no matter how briefly, this year. I am so grateful.