As the year comes to a close...

I write this very humbled and at the same time, extremely thrilled for what's to come. A new year is always a bittersweet thing - as a romantic I love to hold on to my fondest memories with a tight grip but I've begun to find happiness in "out with the old, in with the new" mentality.

Here's to a new city, new state, new home, new friends, the greatest adventures I've ever been on, world traveling and planning to do more of it, investments in my art that I'm sure will pay off, extending kindness and receiving kindness, yesterday's memories and tomorrow's possibilities. Here's to a new year!

Thanks for being by my side during this crazy ride that was 2014. 

Here are just a few of my favorite moments... what were yours?

Much love, always and always.

D

The most fun school project I'll ever complete.

The most fun school project I'll ever complete.

Once hung in a Boston gallery.

Once hung in a Boston gallery.

The first time I met this little guy.

The first time I met this little guy.

Hours upon hours spent in the darkroom (oh how I miss those long days.)

Hours upon hours spent in the darkroom (oh how I miss those long days.)

Making the best out of a cold spring day.

Making the best out of a cold spring day.

Kicking off wedding season with this beautiful bride.

Kicking off wedding season with this beautiful bride.

...And this handsome groom.

...And this handsome groom.

That time I made a photo book.

That time I made a photo book.

& Emma let me glue flowers to her eyelashes.

& Emma let me glue flowers to her eyelashes.

This eclectic bride, who's become more than a client, but a friend to me.

This eclectic bride, who's become more than a client, but a friend to me.

Oh, yeah... I graduated from Emerson College! And also spent Mother's Day with the greatest mother I could ask for.

Oh, yeah... I graduated from Emerson College! And also spent Mother's Day with the greatest mother I could ask for.

This engagement shoot in Cambridge. And getting drinks with these two after - they are FUN!

This engagement shoot in Cambridge. And getting drinks with these two after - they are FUN!

This windy day on Martha's Vineyard - & when they asked me to photograph their 2015 wedding in CALIFORNIA!

This windy day on Martha's Vineyard - & when they asked me to photograph their 2015 wedding in CALIFORNIA!

Of course, when I bought my 50mm 1.2 L series lens. (And Khajiit. Always!)

Of course, when I bought my 50mm 1.2 L series lens. (And Khajiit. Always!)

When this rad chick wanted senior photos in a cemetery.

When this rad chick wanted senior photos in a cemetery.

(And it was really, really beautiful!)

(And it was really, really beautiful!)

K & E's adorable engagement shoot in my fav coffee shop, bookstore and florist.

K & E's adorable engagement shoot in my fav coffee shop, bookstore and florist.

Playing in a Charlestown art gallery with an adult-sized ball pit. Why doesn't every gallery have this?

Playing in a Charlestown art gallery with an adult-sized ball pit. Why doesn't every gallery have this?

Supporting my dearest friends moving across the country to do what they love (and being so inspired because of them)

Supporting my dearest friends moving across the country to do what they love (and being so inspired because of them)

Silly surprises on film.

Silly surprises on film.

This silly day in Lowell & playing with my college's Mamiya 7 <3

This silly day in Lowell & playing with my college's Mamiya 7 <3

Traveling to Italy. Need I say more? All my traveler's dreams came true...

Traveling to Italy. Need I say more? All my traveler's dreams came true...

Cinque Terre, Italy. Maybe the most beautiful place on the planet (though I admit there are many places I've yet to see.)

Cinque Terre, Italy. Maybe the most beautiful place on the planet (though I admit there are many places I've yet to see.)

Pantheon selfie!!!! After I cried my eyes out because I was so happy to be there.

Pantheon selfie!!!! After I cried my eyes out because I was so happy to be there.

My people, my support, my family who I love with all my heart (especially after they drove me around the tiny winding roads of Tuscany in a vintage Fiat!)

My people, my support, my family who I love with all my heart (especially after they drove me around the tiny winding roads of Tuscany in a vintage Fiat!)

This adorable backyard Maine wedding, and going out dancing in Portland afterwards.

This adorable backyard Maine wedding, and going out dancing in Portland afterwards.

Spending my birthday at Walden Pond...

Spending my birthday at Walden Pond...

...with my favorite people and lots of sun (& good beer)

...with my favorite people and lots of sun (& good beer)

The. cutest. bachelorette party. ever.

The. cutest. bachelorette party. ever.

K & E's sweetest June wedding. I'd relive it a thousand times if I could. Also: perfect BHLDN dress.

K & E's sweetest June wedding. I'd relive it a thousand times if I could. Also: perfect BHLDN dress.

Summer afternoons on this rickety old porch.

Summer afternoons on this rickety old porch.

Finding hidden gems in East Boston.

Finding hidden gems in East Boston.

(Thanks, Molly & Ben!)

(Thanks, Molly & Ben!)

The most perfect summer day at Walden Pond with Hayley & Chelsea.

The most perfect summer day at Walden Pond with Hayley & Chelsea.

Traveling to London.

Traveling to London.

With my absolutely beautiful mother.

With my absolutely beautiful mother.

And this guy (who bought me an umbrella because I wanted to see Buckingham Palace in the rain.)

And this guy (who bought me an umbrella because I wanted to see Buckingham Palace in the rain.)

Pretending I'm as fashionable as the natives.

Pretending I'm as fashionable as the natives.

And after a quick train ride... Paris.

And after a quick train ride... Paris.

Pont Des Arts, blessed to have seen this iconic symbol of Parisian romance before all the locks were removed.

Pont Des Arts, blessed to have seen this iconic symbol of Parisian romance before all the locks were removed.

Experiencing (& photographing) a Russian Vykup ceremony for the first time! (Yes, vodka was involved.)

Experiencing (& photographing) a Russian Vykup ceremony for the first time! (Yes, vodka was involved.)

Work, taking me to new & beautiful places (with even more beautiful people.)

Work, taking me to new & beautiful places (with even more beautiful people.)

These genuine smiles that I can not get enough of.

These genuine smiles that I can not get enough of.

Date day in Newport.

Date day in Newport.

Ending wedding season with a double header! Including this gorgeous Boston University ceremony...

Ending wedding season with a double header! Including this gorgeous Boston University ceremony...

...& Emily and Aaron's awesome wedding at the Commander's Mansion (I danced all night!)

...& Emily and Aaron's awesome wedding at the Commander's Mansion (I danced all night!)

Living in Boston and moving from Boston. I'm not far enough to miss it, yet!

Living in Boston and moving from Boston. I'm not far enough to miss it, yet!

Moving to Providence! And, of course, my first shoot in Providence.

Moving to Providence! And, of course, my first shoot in Providence.

Chilly photo shoots at Houghton's Pond.

Chilly photo shoots at Houghton's Pond.

My first Christmas tree farm(!) and a beautiful Thanksgiving with Brett's family.

My first Christmas tree farm(!) and a beautiful Thanksgiving with Brett's family.

Spending December in Florida and soaking up the sun.

Spending December in Florida and soaking up the sun.

My friend Tamara snapped this of me, smiling 'cause it's 80 in December! Wish you were here! <3

My friend Tamara snapped this of me, smiling 'cause it's 80 in December! Wish you were here! <3