2013 was an incredible year for me both professionally and personally. This year allowed me to collaborate with the most amazing team, share intimate moments with the most beautiful people, and achieve some of the most exciting goals on my 'bucket list'. Whether it was creating a short film with a one of my favourite videographers, attending inspirational photo conferences, getting to be on set for several music videos and a major t.v. network show, having my work used as promotional material for talented musicians and artists, witnessing strangers overcome fears and achieving incredible feats, travelling to beautiful places around the world, or getting my first international magazine publication, 2013 brought with it some of my most memorable experiences. I have never pushed myself as hard as I did this year; I have never worked as many hours, skipped as many meals, or lost as much sleep. But despite all of that, I have never been so certain of the path that I am on. I have so many goals and aspirations for 2014 and I cannot wait to get to work, continuing to realize my destiny, because destiny, in the words of William Jennings Bryan, is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."