I can not believe that my crazy wedding season is over. (Still one more wedding after this one to share on the blog) I still have two more weddings to shoot this year, but they are fairly spaced out and the first of the two isn't for a few weeks.
I feel like I learned so much over this summer about what I can and can't take on. I didn't quite overdo it, and now I feel like I better understand my limits. I never want to take on so many weddings that my clients, other shoots, post production, and family suffers. Out of those four things, my poor hubby probably got the short end of the stick, but he was so supportive this summer, and helped me realize on numerous occasions that I was living my dream. Something, that in all the craziness of shooting and editing is easy to forget. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love, and I NEVER feel that sense of dread when I have to go to work like I have in the past with other jobs. I know that what I was put on this earth to do is capture memories and fleeting moments. I kind of like to think of myself as a keeper of memories. Whether it is for a couple or family I only met a short time ago, or for my own family, or for myself.
Ok....that got super cheesy in a real hurry.
Onto the wedding. I loved being a part of Blake and Tami's day. So much about it was so intimate. As Tami was putting her dress on with her two bridesmaids, there wasn't any chaos or craziness that can sometimes come with a room full of women. Just the three of them enjoying the moment. As we did the before photos, (they did not see each other before the wedding) both Tami and Blake were able to spend some down time with their families. As Tami walked down the isle, she beamed at Blake seemingly not nervous although, I am sure that wasn't the case. At the reception Blake's grandmother gave a hear felt toast that was such a special part of their day, and it was one of my favorites toasts of the year. They had such a wonderful day full of love and support, and I couldn't have been happier for them.
The above and below photos are favorites for sure!