So, I have already found it difficult to keep up with blogging, kudos to all that remain diligent... but, I am not discouraged. I have already jotted down a few ideas to write about that will have me excited, motivated, and taking pictures through January! I hope to keep your interest.
This one's an easy one though. I finally went through mine and Zak's wedding photos! I chose a few of my favorites, but before sharing, I would like to thank the one, Nick Collura, and the only, Melbourne III. Thanks so much guys, we appreciate everything you did for us, from the amazing images to the kind words, awesome.
For everyone else, let me tell you, it was an enlightening and rare experience to be 'on the other side' of the camera for a change. I know there are enough times where I'm stepping in front of the camera just for the sake of test shots or shameless selfies, but to stand there, in MY wedding gown, with MY husband, was a whole another story. Not only to have another successfully creative photographer guide me to create beautiful images, but also to have that experience to draw from going into my next wedding season is nothing less than priceless. Only once will I be able to really feel what a bride may feel on her wedding day. How she might feel the most beautiful and the most self-conscious she's ever felt at the same time, how refreshing a beer sip break can be on a hot September afternoon, and how the whole day should just be care free and seamless. And now
I also know how good it feels to have your attendants and guests comment on how fun your photographers were and how nice it was that pictures went so smoothly. I can only hope my couples and soon-to-be's are hearing the same kind words before and after working with us.
Zak and I had a small-ish wedding in my parents backyard where they own forty+ acres of beautiful countryside. Between attending and photographing, I've probably been to at least a hundred weddings. With that, my simple tastes, and the help of a little force of nature called Pinterest, planning a wedding, being a bride, wasn't too bad...in hind sight.
Completely daunting in the midst of all the decisions that had to be made. My advice, besides the aforementioned Pinterest, take one thing at time and take the help when your loving family is offering it. You'll be so grateful and they really do want to help. Or they're really good at acting like it, either way, thanks girls, and dad!
MANY thanks to everyone that helped Zak and I create our day, thus making sweet, sweet memories to keep always.
Well, this blog post turned into one big reminder that I have to get our 'Thank You's' out...
Until next time,