Archive for January, 2015

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this is the last ‘best of’ 2014 blogpost… we have had such an amazing time looking back at all of our sessions, weddings, and adventures from the last year. throughout the year, we have posted instagrams to document the journey that was 2014 and thought that sharing them would be the perfect way to wrap up this series.

  • we photographed 42 weddings
  • 17 of our couples welcomed new additions to their families
  • we traveled to 17 states
  • we did many happy dances
  • we took a trip of a lifetime to paris
  • we photographed 84 sessions
  • we worked with dozens of adorable pups
  • we danced under rainbows
  • we photographed 5 festivals
  • we consumed approximately 3,549,325 cups of coffee
  • we moved the studio
  • we saw so much live music which made our souls sing
  • we made so many new friends and reconnected with cherished loves
  • we collaborated with some of the most creative people that we’ve had the pleasure of working with
  • we took the time to watch the sunset, gaze at the moon, and walk on the beach
  • we celebrated the holidays.. happily

there have been many changes for all of us here at the studio in 2014. we are looking so forward to implementing all of our new plans… new collaborations, new studio, new team members. 2015 promises to be such a beautiful, transforming, and memorable year. we are so excited to work with all of our new clients and follow this path that is sure to take us to some amazing places. we thank all of you for such love, friendship, and inspiration – you made 2014 truly remarkable and a year that we will never, ever forget xoxo

January 26, 2015
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one of the coolest parts of 2014 was the music! we were asked to photograph several festivals which had us traveling all over the country. beginning in austin for sxsw, we went to new orleans for jazz fest, NYC for the gov ball, the hills of tennessee for bonnaroo, and downtown chicago for lollapalooza. as music lovers, these opportunities were such amazing experiences as each festival uniquely reflected both the music and culture of their respective locations. we met up with old friends and worked with some fabulously creative people. we danced in the rain and ate ourselves silly on local fare. we took a moment to step back and soak it all in and can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!

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January 22, 2015
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in all of the years that we have been photographing weddings, we have never ceased to be inspired by our couples… and this year was certainly no exception. the couples of 2014 were romantic, creative, emotional, hysterical, fashionable, brave, and most obviously, best friends and blissfully in love. they know what the other is thinking with just a glance, they finish each others sentences, they have countless inside jokes, they reach for the other’s hand at the same moment… they wipe away a happy tear. we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for inviting us to capture such a special time in your lives. you made us laugh, you made us get a little misty (in the best way!) and you showed us time and time again what true love, friendship, and partnership looks like. it has been an honor and such a pleasure to work with all of you and we wish you SO much love, laughter, and joy in your lives together.. xoxo

 

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January 21, 2015
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1everybody loves a good party and this year our couples planned some epic celebrations! from grand events held in ballrooms with 300 guests to intimate affairs on family farms, we had the opportunity to photograph so much fun and love. there were lovely, heartfelt, and hysterical toasts, special moments between old friends, endearing traditions, big bands, beat boxing + bluegrass and some of the best food we’ve ever tasted. 2014, you threw one hell of a shindig!

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January 20, 2015
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1considering that our 2015 season kicks off in just a few short weeks, we wanted to begin to wrap up our ‘best of’ 2014 posts. in addition to the photos we take of them together (coming on thursday) we always like to get images of our brides and grooms individually. typically, we photograph these either before the ceremony or during the first look. these times are always full of anticipation and excitement which is the perfect time to capture the emotion of this time. and… if we do say so ourselves, we have some of the most handsome grooms and beautiful brides on the planet!

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January 19, 2015
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perhaps it’s the advent of DIY wedding blogs and pinterest.. or maybe we just have the most talented and creative clients on the planet (we do!) but in the last several years, we have noticed more and more unique and personal touches included in the wedding decor and design. we love how the details reflect all of the varied interests and passions of our brides and grooms – sharing who they are, both individually and as a couple. whether it’s handmade favors, custom made belt buckles, a perfectly chosen gown (pink!), or handpicked brooch bouquets, our couples went above and beyond this year and the results were stunning!

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January 16, 2015
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1whether it was a big and beautiful gang of friends or just one sibling on each side, this year our couples had some of the coolest bridal parties that we’ve ever worked with. they braved inclement weather, created stunning centerpieces, and took on chauffeur duties at the last minute. they hoisted us up into trees so that we could get the perfect shot. they took care of the ‘dogs-of-honor’ and they mixed the cocktails – but most of all, they provided our couples with friendship, laughter, support, and love.

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January 15, 2015
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this year, more than any other, our couples made the decision to see each other before their wedding ceremony. we are big fans of ‘first looks’ for several reasons – one, usually (and ideally) no one else is there except for our couple. once the two of them see each other, there are such spontaneous, emotional, and lovely moments to capture. after 12 years of shooting weddings, many of our favorite photographs have been taken during this time. also, because we make an allowance for the first look in the timeline, it allows us to choose the time for portraits that takes advantage of the best lighting and locations, regardless of ceremony time. but what these photographs really say is what it’s all about for us… ┬áit’s about this day. it’s about our couple. it’s about love.

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January 14, 2015
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1 this year our couples said ‘i do’ everywhere from the local beaches and historic mansions to a south carolina plantation and the baltimore zoo. we witnessed many happy tears, spontaneous laughter, and heartfelt readings during these ceremonies. we worked at some of our all time favorite venues as well as having the opportunity to be introduced to some lovely and new (to us) locations. we traveled to 7 different states and had the honor of documenting the weddings of several very close friends. as fun as it is to shoot other moments of a wedding day, the ceremonies are our favorite. after all, this is the centerpiece and the reason all of their loved ones have gathered.. to see two people begin their life together as man and wife.

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January 13, 2015
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1 since we started our 2014 ‘best of’ blogposts, we have gotten more than a few texts and emails asking when the wedding posts would start. well ask and you shall receive! seeing as how we approach photographing weddings from a story telling point of view, we are going to start where the everything begins on the big day…. getting ready. the anticipation and excitement that surround our couples as they prepare for one of the biggest days of their lives is something that we love to capture. fathers seeing their daughters for the first time, best friends getting a little misty as the bride secures her veil.. there are such lovely emotions that are revealed in these small snapshots of time.

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