Not going to lie, going through all the images of this past year made me tear up a bit. It is rare thing in life to take a chance on the things you love and be given the opportunity to succeed. I took a huge step this year into the world of photography. This year for me was a challenge, a risk and an adventure. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and into so many people's lives. Each person in these photographs has helped me succeed and touched my life in ways they may not know. Thank you to all of you for the year you have given me, and looking forward to every beautiful moment this new year has in store for all of us.

Lauren Crawford