All I can even say to start out this post is… WHAT. A. YEAR!! I can’t even believe that I am sitting here, putting this blog post together of my all time favorite images, from my first year of being full time in my business! 2018, oh how I loved you! Thinking back to when I was gifted my first ever DSLR camera for Christmas (a Sony Alpha a35!) and I had always DREAMED of being a wedding photographer. Believe me, I was terrified of that dream, but I wanted it so bad! Fast forward to 2014 when I shot my very first wedding and my entire world was changed. I. absolutely. loved. it! The happy couple, the pretty details, the gorgeous dresses and flowers, the CELEBRATION, the dancing, all while being surrounded by their closest family and friends! And I get to take pictures of it all?? BEST JOB EVER! Now fast forward to 2018 and I was a part of 11 INCREDIBLE wedding days! (you can probably imagine how much happiness my heart is feeling after this year) My favorite part about it all, that each and every couple, every wedding day, was all unique and different in its own way. I’ve had the absolute privilege of being a part of the biggest day in these peoples lives and I love all of them for that! I have met some of the sweetest and kindest couples this year that I will cherish their friendships forever!
Bridget & Jim, Meagan & Chris, Katie & Zach, Alexa & Eddie, Lisa & Aaron, Lisa & Matt, Anna & Leo, Jamie & Jake, Allie & Mike, Brittany & Nick, and Brieanna & Nick, I can not thank you all enough for letting me be a part of your story. For letting me get to know you all as couples and as people, and for trusting me with your wedding days! I can’t help but smile as I type out all of your names because I think back to ALL of the amazing memories I had at all of your weddings! Trying my absolute hardest not to cry my eyes out while hearing Eddie’s vows, watching Lisa and Matt TEAR UP the dance floor with their country line dancing skills, LOVING how much confetti was involved with Bridget and Jim’s day (and also having to dump out my camera bag the next day because it was full of it! haha!) , experiencing the most I’ve EVER danced at a wedding thanks to Katie and Zach’s Dj (best jams of all time!), laughing at the fact that we witnessed all 4 seasons on Allie and Mike’s day (but the sun came out at the perfect time for their portraits!!) , sweating my tush off at the hottest wedding day I ever shot (100+ degrees) at Meagan and Chris’ day (but everything was still absolutely gorgeous!) , and SO many other memories! I seriously could go on forever, and this post is already long as it is with all the photos haha!
So before this blog post turns into a novel, lol, lets jump right into the photos! Enjoy scrolling through some of my ALL time favorite images EVER from this years wedding season and also some of my favorite moments as well! 2018, you’ve set the bar pretty high and is going to be very hard to beat but I’m SO excited for all of my (almost 20 !! ) 2019 couples!
Cheers to an INCREDIBLE year and moments I will never forget! Heres to hugging my 2018 wedding season goodbye and welcoming 2019 with wide open arms!