The 2013 Album. Each person that graces the front of my camera becomes part of my family of clients. Whether it's a quick one-time shoot or a full wedding experience, I get to know so many unique people in what, relatively speaking, is a rather short amount of time. The effect that each and every one of these people has, well after their shoot, stays with me. Any photographer can relate to getting emotionally attached to their images. You connect because, well, it's you in the images. I connect because I get to bring out the joy, the beauty, the happiness and the organic moments and deliver this as my job.
It's evident in the holiday cards I receive around this time each year, full of images that clients choose to represent their happiness. My family and personal friend's cards blend seamlessly with those sent from clients and colleagues, from this year and years past. It's melts my heart and if you've sent me one, I save them all. Today, I received a card from the Dyner family, whose wedding I shot back in August of 2008. It's been over five years and they still think to update me on their beautiful lives.
I'm not feeding you a line. I truly, sincerely, deeply feel blessed to know everyone I get to shoot. Putting this post together took all day. It's the kind of thing that happens when you decide to quickly go through some old boxes of photographs and it turns into a full day nostalgia trip. I was trying to keep it short and sweet and then my "one image per shoot" rule turned into a handful and that still didn't even scratch the surface of an annual summary.
There have been so many involved, whether behind the scenes or guests at weddings, that have enrichened my career and life. After 7 years here, I can confidently say that I have attracted this incredible world free of bride-zillas and dramatic folks. The people who hire me are consistently down-to-earth, thoughtful and sincerely good people. You get what you give coudn't ring more true.
So, thank you. To every person in the following images and to those who aren't pictured but made this year another unforgettable one. Here's to another incredible year ahead with those I know and those I'm very excited to meet! Happy New Year!
To the photographers, stylists, videographers, coordinators, florists, bakers, musicians, caterers, officiants, studio manager, and my two best pals - I managed to grab a few shots of a few of you throughout the events we've worked on. There are still so many not pictured to thank for an unforgettable year.