It’s that time again when we start winding down with the year that we are in and start looking forward to the next. But before we jump in to 2014 (how is that even possible?!), we want to celebrate what a great time we had in 2013. We are so lucky to do what we do. We get to meet people who are happy, in love, and want to document what makes them special. That’s our job and we couldn’t be happier about it.
We’re going to start out our “best of” posts with family sessions. A family shoot is almost always hectic, chaotic, and leaves at least one person crying (usually the baby). But what you get back is your family, the way that you see it. Here are some of our favorite family images from the past year.
Katie and I met in 5th grade, the year that I moved to Texas from Canada. She taught me that the word “homely” didn’t mean “cute” like I thought it did, that wearing deodorant is important, and how to make a pallet on the ground at slumber parties. We wore matching overalls, dressed like M&M’s at Halloween, were in a band together with our then boyfriends, and basically experienced life together in a big way. We haven’t lived in the same state or country since we were 17, so it was so incredibly special for me to travel to England to photograph her wedding.
Being surrounded by the new family that she’s made for herself in London was amazing. The friends that Katie and Ed have made are the kind of friends that welcome you immediately. And Ed? Perfect for Katie. The way that they make each other laugh is so contagious. They decided to walk in to the ceremony together, so the very last moment before they entered the room was just for the two of them. I could see them through the glass window and it took everything in me to not start sobbing on the spot. Their relationship, and now their marriage, is for them. They walked up holding hands with all of their friends and family gathered on the staircase, watching and smiling, and I realized I had never seen such a happy room. During their ceremony, they took turns telling the story of how they fell in love. It was personal and I know that everyone felt lucky to be there. I definitely felt lucky to be there.
Wes and Melissa had a beautiful brunch wedding, surrounded by great dancers, the cutest babies, and constantly smiling family and friends.
How is Thanksgiving already next week? We’ve been so busy this fall that time keeps escaping us and we’d love for it to just slow down a little. We’ve been so lucky to have photographed what feels like a hundred sessions and weddings over the past 2 months, so we thought we’d share a sneak peek of everything we’ve been up to. Enjoy!