2017 Review


February 6, 2018

It might be an unwritten rule, but I’m pretty sure posting a 2017 annual review a week in to February is borderline illegal. I have the utmost respect for those photographers who get this done before the holidays. I don’t think that’ll ever be me.

2017 was the first full year of being a Dad to Toby, so that really was a huge part of the 2017 experience for me. It shaped the year, turned my life upside down (in a good way), changed my outlook on, well…, everything. It made me even more thankful for the life photography has enabled us to have and as cliched as it sounds, put everything in to perspective. Little Toby got to travel with us for weddings in Palm Springs (twice), Seattle, Catalina, San Diego, Palo Alto, Barcelona and Southern France – stopping by Paris on the way home too. I didn’t take him with me to Alaska but next time he’ll definitely be joining. I just need another Alaskan bride to reach out to me soon. I need my Alaskan fix in 2018!

2017 saw plenty of miles travelled and the realization that Toby eats long haul flights for breakfast. It saw more culled & edited images than I care to calculate, new friendships made with clients, some of which that will last a lifetime. I had numerous reminders that wedding photography matters a whole lot, because life is worth documenting but sometimes unfair and really short, and memories are everything. Clients continued to give me 5 star reviews, so the knot gave me an extra special ‘Hall of Fame’ award, which was nice (apparently the plaque is in the mail). Fearless Photographers deemed another 2 of my images award worthy – always humbling.

The following selection of images is, somewhat selfishly, how I want to remember my 2017 wedding season. The locations, pockets of light, laughs, smiles, tears, golden hours and humans that made me feel like I’m doing something right. I can’t possibly share everything I would like to share, that’d be nuts.


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Shout out to Alex Richardson who’s images from Susan and Ted’s Washington DC wedding and engagement shoot are included above.


Holy Moly! What a set! Lovely mix of portraits and moments. Love that b&w boat shot!


Beautiful images and words.

May you find even grander adventures in 2018.

Epic set Rich!! Amazing!

cheers Zibi – hope you’re doing well!

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