2014 in review: the raddest year EVER

I remember the day I decided to stop pursuing fashion photography and turned my sights toward shooting portraits and weddings. It was actually in 2013 after Burning Man, which, depending on who you talk to, is either a large party in the desert or a life-altering experience. For me it was the latter. Afterward, after months of chronicling the House of Tonics camp, I was unprepared for my campmates’ emotional reception when I unveiled the photos. I decided then and there to devote my career to documenting moments people would enjoy for the rest of their lives.

2014 has been wholly devoted to real people. It was probably the greatest year of my life, one that has given me the most personal and professional growth. I’m sad to see it go, but so pumped for 2015.

Here are my favorite moments of 2014:

Ozier-Wright Bump Ozier-Wright BumpMatthew + John Matthew + John Matthew + John EOY_blog-6 AHA: An Evening with Heart fundraiser Wirth-Deffer Family portraits Wirth-Deffer Family portraits Wirth-Deffer Family portraits EOY_blog-11 EOY_blog-12 EOY_blog-13 EOY_blog-14 EOY_blog-15 EOY_blog-16 EOY_blog-17 EOY_blog-18 EOY_blog-19 EOY_blog-20 EOY_blog-21 EOY_blog-22 EOY_blog-23 EOY_blog-24 EOY_blog-25 EOY_blog-26 Clea + Clayton - August 2, 2014 Clea + Clayton - August 2, 2014 Clea + Clayton - August 2, 2014 Clea + Clayton - August 2, 2014 Clea + Clayton - August 2, 2014 Clea + Clayton - August 2, 2014 Clea + Clayton - August 2, 2014 Clea + Clayton - August 2, 2014 Portraits of Paul Portraits of Paul Jacquelyn + Matt in the Market Jacquelyn + Matt in the Market Darian + Christopher August 30, 2014 Darian + Christopher August 30, 2014 Darian + Christopher August 30, 2014 Darian + Christopher August 30, 2014 Karen + Burt 09/09/2014 Karen + Burt 09/09/2014 Karen + Burt 09/09/2014 EOY_blog-46 Wright Park Ingress Planning Helios Tacoma Helios Tacoma Helios Tacoma Helios Tacoma Autumn apple orchard Waterfront in Michigan. EOY_blog-54 EOY_blog-55 EOY_blog-56 EOY_blog-57 Yanner + Kelly 10/26/2014 Yanner + Kelly 10/26/2014 Yanner + Kelly 10/26/2014 Yanner + Kelly 10/26/2014 Yanner + Kelly 10/26/2014 Yanner + Kelly 10/26/2014 Yanner + Kelly 10/26/2014 Rose + Jesse 12/06/2014 Rose + Jesse 12/06/2014 Rose + Jesse 12/06/2014 Rose + Jesse 12/06/2014 Rose + Jesse 12/06/2014 Rose + Jesse 12/06/2014