Tomorrow is December 1st, which means that 2018 is 11/12ths over. It means that tomorrow I photograph this year’s first Christmas-themed session, and it means that in the evening I’ll go to the year’s first Christmas party. If I had boughs of holly I might just deck the halls, but I’ll probably just fa-la-la-la-la.
As 2018 wraps up and I find myself getting reflective about the year, there are, in spite of some tragedies, a lot of a lot of things I’m tremendously grateful for. One that stands out because it’s so recent is that I just submitted my graduate applications. It was a couple weeks of hair-pulling and over $1400, but they’re done. So now I’m happy and hopeful about that. Also, this year’s HalCon was pure magic. Anybody who was there can attest. The new, spacious location was fantastic, and there was just something in the air. Two parts oxygen, three parts pure joy. I also started writing in a journal this year, and I’m stoked happy about that.
This year has been an amazing year in terms of meeting great people and photography. We got to meet these excellent people (see photos in the blog) for example, during a couple of this year’s highlights. We met them for this engagement session, which was an awesome experience—one of the last, warm outdoor things we did this year. It was Nova Scotia at its finest: rugged shoreline, moody ocean, a colourful sunset and a low-hanging full moon. That these two are physically beautiful and kind humans was the cherry on top. We actually met R (him) at a previous wedding, where he was the groomsmen, and we then met J (her) at a spectacular backyard wedding this summer (that I’m almost finished re-touching!), where she was a guest. And then we met them both at a Jack White concert about 2 weeks ago. Yes…much to be happy about, this year…
Looking to the year ahead, I’m already excited to shoot J & R’s wedding, though savouring the last few weeks left of this year.
Merry Christmas shopping to all, and to all a good night.