I honestly can’t even comprehend how I just narrowed my 2014 wedding and portrait season into 100 frames. I did have to call in for back up to my friend Heather Curiel who helped me do the final cull, because otherwise you’d be looking at more than double of this! This year I’m trying to be better at tailoring my posts to be a little shorter, since if you follow me you know, I tend to over post. This is a real struggle for us photographers because we are so attached to our images, it’s hard to let any of them go! I started out with 325 frames and am pretty proud of myself for not just posting those but going back through them, and back through them again to make sure each one fit.
I get extremely emotional when I think about how far I’ve come in these almost 4 years since I’ve graduated Brooks and am out in the real world doing photography full time. 2014 was my biggest year of growth yet, and I already know that 2015 will be even better! It’s really hard to be patient when you see so many talented and amazing friends booking like crazy, but I’m happy to say that I’ve kept my calm (for the most part) and really worked my butt off to get to where I am now without just booking every job that comes in my inbox. For me, this job is about the connection between me and my clients and we are a team, so it’s important we fit well together! I’ve made some incredible friends through photography in both my clients and fellow photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with and learning from. To say that I’m living the dream is an understatement. I am so lucky to have the overflowing support and love from those closest to me in my life and even those that I never knew before they emailed me.
I want to take a moment to thank my couples for trusting me with their day and letting me have the chance to really capture the essence of it. It’s been a beautiful journey and you all have helped me grow into the photographer I am by being willing to spend hours with me on a road trip or ferry ride just ready to explore and make some awesome portraits. I’m glad that I have my personal rule of really trying not to photograph engagement sessions in the same spot as much as possible. This is definitely not easy since it takes more planning, preparation and energy, but I’ve never left going on an adventure with my couples that I didn’t think it was all worth it. It allows me to discover more of this beautiful state and challenge myself with the unknown of what frames I’ll create that day. It’s only helped me grow, even when I fail, and I couldn’t be happier about that.
Last year I had the opportunity to photograph weddings with a bunch of amazing photographers and some of these little snippets of those days are also in this post! While I didn’t post from every wedding I did with others last year, you’ll see weddings I photographed alongside Tonhya Wysong, Jordan Quinn, Kyle Hepp, Meghan Klein, and The Mullers. I was fortunate to go home for 3 weeks last year and photograph a total of 3 weddings with Dan and Lauren. While Lauren was waiting for little Max to arrive, I was Dan’s sidekick at Angela and Russel and Angeline and Peter’s weddings in February. Then I came back in May to be in my best friend Kirsten’s wedding (that The Mullers photographed!) and then did a 3 day Indian wedding, Shivani and Chris, with Dan and Lauren. I’ll be doing a full blog post later on that Indian wedding, but you’ll find a few frames below! Thank you to The Mullers for allowing me to be back home so much last year, it’s a year I’ll never forget!
So without further adieu, here’s my Best of 2014 Weddings and Portraits in 100 frames:
Here’s my 2015 Travel Schedule so far if you wanted to set up a session OR contact me if you want me in your city! Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Febrary 26-March 2: Paradise Island, Bahamas
March 2-March 4: Nebraska
March 6-March 9: Iceland
April 15-April 22: Honolulu, HI
May 8-13: Minneapolis, MN
May 2015: New York City, NY & Boston, MA
July 26-August 9: New Zealand
August 9-10: Fiji
September 10-15: Nebraska
September 23-30: New York City/Connecticut