This photo was taken in 2010, my first year as a professional photographer. During that time I photographed a lot of weddings and families.
While my subject focus has shifted since then, connection is the common thread through all my work. And I find it interesting that in searching for an image appropriate for now, it is this image from my archives that seemed the most apt.
Connection is also my theme word for 2020. For my personal life - partner, family, friends, but also for both of my businesses. For the people I serve, and the people who look after me. When you build and nurture those connections, you are also building trust.
I'm growing increasingly tetchy about the word 'networking'. It feels like a hustle to capture work.
When really, it should be relationship building, because that's the work that matters. And it won't even feel like work. A genuine connection becomes a natural extension of the people you want to know and have know you. Your connection becomes a seed of growth, each of you nurturing the other towards success (and whatever that looks like to you).
Are you holding close the people in your life that you value?