For the past 6 years I have had the pleasure of shooting the Houston Marathon. For me, it is the moments on the finish line that keep me coming back. My passion for photography comes from the moment of capturing a true, raw emotion with my camera, and the finish line of a marathon has no shortage of those. I’ve seen it all. Joy, giggles, high fives, tearful hugs, strength, anger, marriage proposals, even cartwheels and tour jetes, blood, sweat, and lots of tears, happy and sad. It is a beautiful place to be in the world of photography. There are so many stories that cross the finish line and each photo gives you a glimpse into that story. Even though I can’t always tell you what the story is, I can tell you that I am so engrossed in and inspired by each person’s triumph as they cross the line, that I can’t wait to go through the photos every year! So here are some highlights of some of the moments that I love so much. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.