Storms Will Come

I love the couples that I work with.  All of their weddings seem to be about the marriage and not the wedding.  This is especially true for Sarabeth and Payton.  Even with an epic storm rolling in they were totally calm and laid back.  Nothing was ruined because at the end of the day they would sill be husband and wife.  

This photo reminded me of John 16:33 "In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world."  Life will inevitably get messy and hard, maybe even seemingly impossible at times,  but a marriage centered around Christ will survive these storms and grow deeper in Him and towards each other through these trials.

For love of Photography

February is usually the slowest month of the year for me because there are very few weddings and it's a little too cold for most people to desire going outside for an engagement session.  It has been so nice to have a week or so of downtime.  For the first time in a long time I picked up my camera because I wanted to do so.  I shot so many weddings and engagement sessions last year that the idea of taking and editing more photos for personal reasons always seemed to be the last thing I wanted to do when I had any free time.  It felt so good to take photos for me.  I was reminded of how much I love photography and how blessed I am to be able to do it as my full time job.

Happy New Year

This "first sight" photo reminded me of why I love my job.  Two people who are absolutely crazy about each other decide to spend the rest of their lives together and I get to be there to take photos.  I am so thankful for the couples that God has brought into my life and my business this year.  Last night I shot the last wedding of 2012 for me which made it a total of 41 weddings for the year.  There were times I thought I was going to lose my mind because I was so busy shooting and editing, but getting to capture moments like this are what make it all worth it.  I'm excited about 2013 and the weddings that I will get to be a part of next year.  I'm limiting myself to 25 to give me family, friends, and clients the time and attention they deserve.  Thank you to everyone who keeps up with my blog, the couples who support and believe in my work, and everyone that has supported by business and art over the past years.  Happy New Year.