• The Best of Weddings 2014

isn’t an easy way to narrow down my favorites. I had a system at the beginning of the year and it worked until May…. and then my sister got married! I was so busy that my system went out of the window. So! Once again, I struggled this year to really select my favorites. There are too many images in this post…. I’m well aware. I’m sure my hosting provider is aware too. :) I’m preparing myself for a blog crash! I just love having this post every year to look back on and see all of the work that makes me proud in one location! These images aren’t all the best technical shots…

……they aren’t all perfectly composed….and they aren’t all tack sharp. I selected these images because they make me FEEL something when I look at them! Some of them make me feel something because I tried something NEW. Some of these shots made the cut because of the circumstances they were shot in! If I was working under a crazy time crunch and captured a gorgeous portrait in the midst of the chaos… that makes me proud! If I tried something new with details or Off Camera Flash…. that shot may be in this post! This post is a collection of my 2014 work that reminds me of why I love my job! I look at these images and I love them!! Some of you may think I need to do a humility check right about now but the truth is… I’m REALLY hard on myself when it comes to my work. Ask my husband. It’s not always sunshine and rainbows in the KJP world sometimes. I constantly criticize my work… sometimes I compare it to others… sometimes I talk myself into to believing that I’m not creative anymore…. UGH! I know these are lies! It’s just human nature to fall into these little traps. So at the end of the year, I do posts like this to remind myself that I’ve still got it!!!! :) I still LOVE wedding photography…. I still come up with unique shots and beautiful compositions…. I’m constantly getting better and better at finding the BEST light. I’m a good photographer. I love my career! I love my amazing couples!! After 6+ years, I can’t believe this is what I get to do for a living!! So just know that even though I say that I’m super proud of my work… that isn’t coming from a place of pure confidence. I struggle with that just like everyone else! :)

So know that you know way too much of my heart behind this post. I hope you enjoy some of the images of 2014 that make me fall in love with photography over and over again!!!! Happy New Year everyone!!!!!!

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