Sometimes blogging a wedding is really hard for me. There are images we make with couples that are so full of emotion, so packing with meaning to them that it is almost too much. I see those images and my heart bursts. We were able to take that fleeting moment and give it a sense of permanence. I will never get over how THAT is my job. My job is make something that is gone in an instant something that can be eternal. It’s hard to blog moments like that. It’s hard to blog a photo of a father/daughter dance that had been postponed for years because of a horrible accident. It’s hard to blog a grown son and daughter walking their mother down the aisle to marry her high school sweetheart after their father was lost to cancer. It’s hard to blog the looks between a couple, that speak volumes to everyone who knows them and knows their story. It’s hard to put those things out into the world, because strangers can look at them and thing, eh, just another wedding picture. But they are more than that. So much more. I know, because this past year Dustin and I celebrated 11 years of marriage. We sat down and looked at our wedding album and saw all those little moments captured for us. The way looking at a photo triggered a memory, the set off a feeling so deep and so special it almost knocks you over. As I was looking through the images we made this year, I wasn’t looking for the best photos I took. I was looking for the photos that took me. The photos that mean something bigger than just that’s pretty or what a beautiful shot. These are some photos that mean something to me, to the people in them, and to the people who will look at them years from now and see the start of something special. A huge thank you again to our 2016 wedding clients. We feel so blessed to have been part of your beginning.