Part of my growth as an artist this year is going to include stepping outside of my comfort zone... to that place where they say the "magic" happens. I've gotten a reputation for loving color images and I've come to realize that part of why that happened is because I've never really felt that black and white was my strength. So today I put together a small collection of black a white images from last year. Some you may have seen before in their color version, some have never been shared with anyone outside of the family they were created for. Doing this showed me that not only do I really adore some of these black and whites, but that my very favorite images make me feel something. They portray quiet, intimate moments and special connections. They are simple. This year it is my goal to take more time for the quiet moments. To do my best to capture more than just a picture of a family, but to capture the love within a family. To push myself to a place I've never gone before. I can't wait to find out what lies ahead and what incredible love I will find along the way.