Going into 2012, I had no idea what to expect. Sure it has been a year of many ups and downs – more downs than ups it often felt like… but the good kicked its ass. Hard.

Some highlights from this year include travelling to Greece to shoot a wedding and it getting published in the North American blog JuneBugWeddings back in August. Some of my favorite photographers from here and around the world are featured on that site and I feel so lucky to be in there company. In November, I received a BC Wedding Award for an image I also snapped in Greece. Speechless.

But the biggest thing I took out of last year was having the opportunity to build connections and create genuine friendships with good people. I belive that I am a product of my environment andย  by surrounding myself with passionate, good- hearted people, my life will flourish.

Thank you to my amazing friends and family who support me and what I do.ย  I look forward to what 2013 is going to bring.. and by the looks of it, it's going to be unreal.

– John

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The following images are what made my 2012 surreal.