Literally, I feel like I just
wrote this blog post at the end of last year's wedding season like a month ago. How has another year come and gone already?! I can't believe our 2014 wedding season has already come to a close. If I am being honest, this wedding season was one of the most challenging and most beautiful for a variety of reasons. And again, just like at the close of last wedding season, I sit here beyond humbled and grateful for it. The thankfulness I have in my heart for our couples and their families can't really be described.
I have said this before, but each time I capture a wedding, I am not the same person afterwards. It changes me. The amazing love between a couple and their families is such an incredible thing to witness, it can't help but change me and leave me different. Leave me better then before. And this wedding season, I came to each wedding through a new lens - one I haven't had before. This year, I came to each wedding as a mom. I see the world and everything in it differently. And honestly, it has made me a better person and photographer. I now truly know a parent's love for their child like I didn't before. When I am photographing mother/son dances, I see them differently. I connect to the mother's emotions on a deeper level and the amazing love a son has for his parents more. When prayers are said over the couple, I can feel even more the excitement and anticipation for what's to come. I know because I have been there. I know because the best has happened to me and is only getting better. This season I came in as a different person from last year, and ended this season different from when I started. And for that I am so thankful.
Each year, Chris and I are so blown away by the amazing love and perseverance of our couples. They have epic love stories, each with their own trials and triumphs. They have opened up to us and shown us a deeper beauty in this world. Their kind and generous hearts have moved us and left us falling more in love with what we do. So Emily, Drake, Meghan, Jack, Kaitlyn, Mark, Jessica, Brian, Sara, Chris, Catherine, James, Bethany, Joe, Cass, Tim, Diane, Will, Amy, Joe, Natasha, Quentin, Alexis, Gerry, Diane, Mark, Christine, Pat, Kate, Tom, Rachel & Harry - THANK YOU. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us be part of your lives and for inviting us to be a small part of your love story. We can't truly ever begin to express what an honor it has been and how completely grateful we are.
Here's a little look back at our amazing 2014 wedding season!