2017 was filled with the most stunning weddings that we've shot to date. This year has been even more special because we got to shoot more as husband and wife. Experiencing these weddings together has made our life more adventurous and fun and bonded us in ways we never had a chance to.
The first and the last of anything is so important and memorable... Laura + David's wedding was our last wedding of 2017. Our 37th... Every year on our last wedding, we can't help but feel fulfilled and overwhelmed at what the year brought us. We want to give it our extra best so that we can finish strong and well. This was our first wedding at Four Season Hotel and my gosh was it beautiful or what?
Our next bride, Stephanie, is quite special to us in many ways... Can't believe that we're saying this, but we have been knowing her since she was little. Like really little! Through our church, we got to know her amazing family.... and to this day, we admire them so much. Well, one day, Stephanie was all grown up and started working at the same church that we used to.
Because I'm such a homebody, people who travel a lot seem so brave and adventurous to me. Just thinking about going to the airport is overwhelming for me... and honesty, scary. It's so neat that they can just pack up and go to another country, adapt to what they have to offer and experience a totally different culture. When I came to America as a child, I had no choice, but to do it out of your own will is just awesome.
If you know us, we are crazy about Disney! And, we do believe that it's the happiest place on Earth just like they advertise. :) We have been there many times with our kids, but honestly, I think we enjoy it more than our children. :) Well, our next couple, Maggie + Kody, feel the same way about this magical place, so we knew that we were a great match! When you have something especially a hobby in common, you can't help but bond and relate.
As you can imagine, what we do is heavily dependent upon the weather... One of our morning rituals is to check the hourly, daily and the weekly forecast. If there's any chance of rain or other bad weather that could affect our portrait sessions, we contact our clients with our concern immediately to communicate what other options can be. But, how many of you know that Mr. Weatherman can be wrong sometimes?
"One day, if I ever make this much money, then I will give it to such and such...." was a thought we used to have. But, we realized that giving doesn't happen under certain circumstances, it happens when you decide to. With money, no matter where you're at, it's never enough because contentment comes from a sense of gratitude... in fact, they say, "More money, more problems", and that is so true.
We experienced two very different seasons with Nancy + Paul. Their engagement shoot was on a very hot, summer day and their wedding day was brrrrrrrrr cold! But, the skies were so clear and beautiful and sunny... We all pushed through it and still went outside for a few shots. We were so happy that they chose a beautiful hotel to get ready in, so we were able to do portraits inside as well. Loved meeting all of their friends and family and learning about the Egyptian culture.
Augusta, Georgia is a very special place for us... so many memories, and we love the fact that we now have memories with one of our fav clients, Elizabeth + Andrew! We have been seeing this family every year since we shot their wedding. This year, instead of them coming to Atlanta, we got to go to their town in Augusta!