Each December, as another year comes to a close, Adrienne and I host a holiday party for our staff to celebrate the season. And every year (usually after we’ve had a few drinks), I give a heartfelt speech telling everyone how much I enjoy working with them and how much I appreciate their hard work and enthusiasm. I remind them how much our photographers appreciate their efforts too and how much of an impact our staff’s efforts can have on the individual careers of our members.
With this year’s party coming up, I thought it would be fun (and poignant) to have our photographers convey that message themselves. I called in favors from a bunch of our member photographers from around the world, who each indulged me with a brief video greeting, which you can check out below. The video was a big surprise, and it got a lot of laughs (and even a few tears). Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this year’s holiday party extra special!