I’ve always thought weddings were beautiful and romantic, happy and exciting. The perfect things to photograph. What I didn’t know was how each would individually change my life in some special way.
This business of love is no small deal. There’s no waking up and feeling out of focus - it is a role that requires 100% presence- to listen and observe, to be reliable and supportive to people you’ve committed to. You see, this business of love is all-consuming. It’s magic, and it’s tangible. It’s different for everyone, but it’s real. And while weddings might be love at it’s peak, there’s also a world of it going on in the room around you. Hands are clutching a little tighter- tears falling more readily then expected. It’s in the walls and the floors, beating with each song and speech and whisper.
There are moments when sparks fly- where the rest of the world falls silent for just a second. There are kisses that beg to last forever, and dances that seem to melt into the earth. There are words spoken and glances held in time. I was witness to it almost every weekend this year and I have never believed in love more completely than now. I’ve stopped trying to make sense of it, and have instead let it embrace me, thankful for the clients-turned-friends who have taught me a world about what it means.
You did that for me too, 2011. This business of love is a lucky and very special thing.
Cheers to the world’s best clients!
It was an amazing year in travel with visits to Mexico, New York, MoscowAmsterdam and Paris, Florida, back to New York, DC, Russian River, Maui, Palm Springs, a northwest roadtrip with my Grandmother, Palm Springs again, and then Boulder, back to New York and New Jersey before another jaunt in Paris and then Copenhagen. A lucky girl indeed.
And before the year officially ends, Australia. A Christmas catch up post hopefully tomorrow!