Looking back at the people I’ve met over the course of the year fills my heart with joy. Maybe it’s because I became a mom this year and it’s made me even more self reflective than I already was, but now more than ever I know that everything we do in life always comes back to our family unit. At the end of the day, the most important things aren’t things at all — they are our loved ones. I always get teary-eyed looking through the images of the couples and families I’ve photographed, and that will never stop. I’m so thankful I get to capture it.