I have to say my first impression of you was calm and welcoming with a cool breeze and bellbirds singing good morning. But as the day has gone on, with a return to the city, I feel an odd sense of apprehension, with a side of determination.
2013 was a surprise. I learnt that what is meant to happen will happen, you can only do so much.
I scored a job early on, but it quickly took a turn and I spent two months unemployed (or perhaps I should be a bit more positive and call it my two months as a full-time photographer), before starting back as a full-time receptionist in a local medical centre.
Those two months saw me book my first wedding, and soon after another. After spending the prior four years thinking that I would never want to be a wedding photographer, it turned out that all it took was a couple who trusted me fully with their whole hearts and I was hooked.
Ever since receiving a letter in February 2012 from Sue on Mount Tamborine, telling me how she loved her photographs of her home, and that she hoped I would make a book of interiors one day.. so it made me hope so too. I finally started photographing interiors that I had thought I could have only dreamed about for a long time. I hope one day that all I have to do is travel to beautiful homes, hear about its stories from its family and photograph it to share on the pages of blogs and magazines.
I also learnt that I will only reap the rewards of what I sow..
So with fingers crossed, bring it on 2014. Let me take you by surprise.
(Photo above by Jean-Cesar)