What a crazy year it was for my family and me.
Starting in February, this year has been our toughest journey, from welcoming our first baby girl, Emma, into the world to having her pass away in our arms two days later. It was a traumatic experience that has left us on an emotional roller coaster from which we have yet to depart.
As a result of that journey, I've encountered innumerable revelations about my own personal growth. Not only have I grown in empathy and become more kind-hearted, but the stories of others in their individual tales have significantly inspired me. It is a privilege to be invited into the narratives of so many.
The power of art can easily be overlooked in our lives, yet it has the ability to move us far beyond what we ever thought possible. Through artwork, we are able to share a piece of ourselves with complete strangers who understand and connect on an emotional level. The art we chose to have in our homes is a reflection of life experiences that captures us right at our core.
Most importantly, I've come to understand the importance of investing time in those we love. Life is short and it's important to take advantage of every moment available to us. Each day should be an opportunity to show our friends, family and even strangers how much they mean to us.
Through this difficult year, my heart has grown bigger than ever before. I am so grateful for all the love and support given to me during this time, and it has only made me more determined to share that same selflessness with others. Life is precious and should be appreciated in each moment.
Living life through love and connecting with one another is my biggest takeaway from 2022. It has opened my eyes to the power of compassion and empathy, and I will never forget the lessons learned. February has been a difficult yet meaningful chapter in our lives, and it is one I will never forget.
We should always be prepared for unexpected turns of life that come our way, because amidst them we are able to appreciate all that we have. Here's to the endurance of love and life in 2023!
As I share my photographic journey of 2022, I wish that the year will bring you peace, joy, health and all the blessings one can ever wish for!
I am beyond thankful to have had the opportunity of traveling and capturing photographs in these places. Years of planning for some shots were finally realized, so,without further ado, here are my top picks from 2022!
Your support has enabled me to sell more than 400 pieces of artwork this year! I'm so grateful and humbled that my work is cherished by all of you. Many thanks for your generous support.
The photographs below were the most popular prints sold in 2022; take a look below!
The Up and Coming
I'm excited to embark on a journey of exploration in the coming year with plenty of photography trips, stunning new photographs and a brand new website. Look for new images in 2023 from these locations:
- Mount Lassen
- Lake Tahoe
- Mount Tamalpais (And other hotspots in the bay area)
- Portland Japanese Garden
- Canada (I'm most excited about this)
It has been a difficult, yet blessed year. Here's to living life through love and connecting with one another (and nature) in 2023!
With love and light,