2015 Frames || A Year in Photographs

Twenty Fifteen... you've been good to me.

And you, clients and friends and followers, you've been so good to me too.

This year was a new level and a new adventure for my photography business. I got to embrace storytelling at a whole new level. From the inner city of Atlanta and Las Vegas, to barn weddings with perfect light, photography has allowed me to cherish the wide diversity of life that I was invited to share. It's been beautiful. This year has moved me to tears so many times - during ceremonies and dance parties and in the heart of American poverty.

So to all of you who have put your trust in me - to photograph your wedding or your family or your transition into adulthood - thank you. Thank you for this year. Thank you for being you. 

Here are some of my favorite frames from 2015

Some of these are my favorite because of perfect light and poses that I'm proud of. Most of them are favorites because they are moments that I love. They are giggles from those I love. They are the faces of the neighbor children from the impoverished neighborhood I lived in this summer. They are crazy dance moves shared at weddings. They are life.

But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, for that adventure, that movie-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets - this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of us will ever experience.
— Shauna Niequist