2017, you were a good one. A year of incredible couples and intense transitions. A year of documenting couples who poured out their heart and soul to me and let me document their biggest days and quietest moments. A year of cherishing the unique story that coincides with each couple – from a new husband and wife sharing their last dance in the empty reception hall, to a recently blind grandfather tearing up with joy as he touched his granddaughters veil and smelled her flowers, to the groom vowing to always kiss his bride under the street lamps, and fulfilling that vow just a few hours later as they strolled back to their hotel on the cool fall night of their wedding.
I end this year having finally taken this business full-time and spent most of the year juggling the new work/life balance that comes with the work-from-home territory. I gained an incredible associate, Madi, who spent her year growing, learning, documenting the little moments on the wedding day that I miss and being the best sidekick a wedding photographer could hope for. Also, the biggest thanks to Caleb for filling in when Madi needs a well-deserved weekend off. Both of you are truly bright souls.
Madi and I are speechless and blessed. While I will sorely miss partying every Saturday with my couples, I look forward to relaxing Saturdays and sleepy Sundays that aren’t spent recovering from the 12 hour day before. It’s time for recharging and relaxing, relishing in the fact that we’ve made it and this our dream job.
I’m beyond excited and anxious to kick off 2018 weddings- which contains some truly magical couples who are about to have the most wonderful days ever. And if you’re dreaming of exploring a distant land for your wedding, we’re traveling quite a bit this year and would love to add you to our itinerary (see travel dates here). But for now, let’s toast to 2017 and all of these bright souls who fell in love. xx – Morgan & Madi