Santa Fe portrait and wedding photos by Melanie West

Joyous greetings to you all!

In such intense times I do reflect upon the profound and simple pleasures of our days. One such delight is my work with photography and the time I spend helping tell the stories of families and our commitment and connection to others. Since I come from a large and lively family I enjoy sharing the exuberant times but I am also aware of the strength and fragility joined together in all relationships. The quiet, contemplative state underlies activity and expands the bravery, diversity and love that all of us share.

May we carry that engaged stillness forward and bring wisdom, levity and peace to 2017 and beyond.