This is Liv, my daughter. She was a flower girl at a dear friends wedding last summer. I was reviewing those images recently and I stumbled upon this gem. It was a long, draining day. She was beat. I was beat. Her expression tells it all too well. As I ponder the emotion of this image it represents more than that one day, it tells the story of my last year. I relate to the loose posture, the aimless stare, the desire to wear fancy shoes… simply, pure exhaustion. Somehow, I manage to shoot more weddings in 2012 and have a baby, than I did in 2011. (Huh?) I was incredibly blessed with a full year of weddings and a healthy pregnancy, but it was hard. Hard on me, hard on my little family… something I am just really recognizing and absorbing now. Though exhaustion is still a heavy part of my vocabulary, I am energized for this year and all the incredible clients that are coming my way. 2013 is going to be stunning. But, I really wanted to take this moment and acknowledge my clients of 2012, those who let me waddle about their day, drink extra water, eat extra cake and simply watched out for me. I want to express my gratitude and seriously thank you. I am extremely grateful for what I do and I appreciate you once again for making it possible.