2016 was a year of settling in.
With my photography, I felt like I finally stuck my landing. I found the style that reflected the lens through which I see the world. I worked with some of the kindest clients of my career. I was reminded time and time again what a great responsibility it is to be trusted with capturing people's love.
I figured out who I am--who Whitney Justesen is--as not only a photographer, but as an artist and storyteller.
I traveled to beautiful new places and pried open my mind a little wider than before. I finally learned to stop comparing myself to others, and then saw how easy it is to let myself fall back into harmful patterns. I got frustrated and hopeless and then found my footing again.
I learned the value of staying true to myself. I learned not to get caught up in trends or popularity contests, but to find value in the beauty that only I can create.
2016 was a year of finding comfort in myself, but never ceasing to push my limits.
It was a year to be nostalgic, and yet hopeful for a beautiful future.
2016 was a year of settling in, and I wouldn't change a single part of it.