See you 2018. What a year 2018 turned out to be. My journey throughout the last 12 months has been hectic indeed with a full wedding season. In the north, the wedding season is split into two, spring and summer. Here in South Texas, weddings are year round. I see this as an advantage as I can work on my craft, invest in my bread and butter, but a disadvantage in that I can overshoot and burn out.
I’ve always been very self-aware of my actions, and I’ve self-corrected for 2018 into 2019 with more personal projects. I see that going forward to 2019. Every time a chapter closes, we can press the reset button and think back, but think ahead to what I can do better, as a father, husband, artist, and how I can develop and improve in all facets.
I will tell you we lost my father in law, Mr. Joseph Fuentes Jr. just a few months ago; he will be sorely missed. There’s not a day that goes by I don’t think of him and his funny anecdotes and dry jokes.
For 2019, it’s more of a philosophical journey for me. I’m continuing to work on my life work balance. Live with less. Be curious, stay curious, listen to my wife, listen to my mentors, manage my ego, study my mentors and masters of photography. Stay hungry, fuel my growth by continuous education, buy books, curiosity over fear, and, be uncomfortable. Continue my journey with geometry in photography, thinking concerning dynamic symmetry, in particular.
Curiosity over fear. Now there’s my single thought for 2019.
In no particular order, here are my very personal curated images of 2018. I’m thankful to so many previous clients, wedding planners, and friends who referred me. They’ve all been the perfect fit with a common thread: A love of photography, Thank you for the trust.