I just took delivery of my first fully-professionally-printed portfolio... And I have to admit, it's a little overwhelming. I've spent the last couple of years really focused on improving my craft, and I certainly hope this portfolio reflects that. Even more than that, though, it is providing me with an opportunity to stop and appreciate the actual act of creation. This portfolio certainly won't be as good as my next portfolio... Or the one after that, but I have created something tangible. For that experience - I am eternally grateful.
I am also incredibly thankful for the amazing subjects who allowed me to make portraits of them... They gave me an opportunity to capture a moment of their beauty and their world, which is a pretty remarkable gift.