It may not be the anniversary that you’re probably thinking of.
Yesterday actually marks one year since the first wedding that Paul and I ever shot together. Why should I even celebrate it? Because. I cannot believe it has only been one year since that day. It was a magical day for me, and probably the turning point of my whole business and passion for wedding photography. A month prior to this wedding, I was shadowing our wedding photographer, Meg Cooper (who was a big inspiration for me in the beginning) at a different wedding. I don’t know what it was about that wedding – maybe it was because it was my first, or maybe it was the atmosphere of the wedding, but after leaving that wedding I came home and told Paul that I would never want to do weddings again. I told him that although I was planning on going along with her on another wedding (and he would come with too), to not to get too comfortable with weddings because I just didn’t think it was for me.
Well, it just goes to show you how much something can change in one day. After shooting my second wedding (and Paul’s first), I fell in love with them. The people were so warm and welcoming, the location was ideal, the weather was beautiful, Paul and I had so much fun shooting together, and even though I had just met the bride and groom and their family, I loved even the littlest of connections that I made with them that day. I knew that I had found my calling.
Although not every wedding is peaches with a lovely location, weather, etc., I have come to find out that the biggest reason that I love doing what I do is getting to know my brides and grooms. There is a whole different feeling on the wedding day itself when I show up anxious and excited to shoot a friend’s wedding. I’m more attached to these people and it really does show through our images.
Anyways, I’m keeping this short because I have another lovely wedding to share with you this week and I need to get working on it. Also, I know I’ve slacked on blogging lately but I promise that once wedding season is done I will be updating much more often. I’m leaving you with some of my favorite images from our first wedding together and I am so proud of both of us for how far we’ve come in just a year. I’d also like to thank all of my lovely brides and grooms for believing in me when I first began this journey – I am so, so, so grateful for all of you. :)