Snaps of 2017

2017.

These best of the year posts always feel a little bit like a journal entry, half photographs, half memories. A jumble of images- some from wedding days, some from days spent with my favorite creative women, some from days digging deep into what I'm inspired by. This collection is pulled from a year that somehow mixed the best work I've ever created and feeling like I wasn't close to living up to my potential. Photography has a way of showing me the best & worst parts of myself, that's part of what I love it for. Beyond being my full-time career, photography is a giant mirror, constantly pushing me to see myself for what I really am and who I'm growing towards.
 

All of that aside, my heart is overflowing with gratitude for the wonderful people who invited me into their lives to document their most intimate moments.  This crazy year took me from Iceland to Prague to the  town of Merida, a tiny, wonderful place somewhere in Mexico. My sweet couples were married in the rain in a redwood forest, on the banks of the mighty Salmon, and even the most beautiful historic hotel that Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" was shot at. (Wouldn't be a 2017 post if we didn't mention that hit, ha)

I just can't wait to see what this next year hold. Keep creating and pushing through the fear.

xxHaley