If there's one word to describe the winter season of 2017, it's diversity! From our first traditional Catholic wedding to our very first maternity & newborn combo, we have shot it all this season.
We were so lucky and honored to shoot 3 weddings, 3 engagement sessions, and a number of family, maternity and newborn sessions. In addition to our first Catholic wedding, I also shot my first wedding completely alone, which if you've ever met me, is quite a feat considering I'm not a very outspoken or commanding guy! Even though I was alone, I must say that I was very pleased with just how well I did! #humblebrag
Though I did well on my own, shooting without Bekah is definitely not something I want to do again any time soon. She has been such an integral part of this machine since she began shooting with me at the beginning of 2016. In fact, she has learned so much so quickly that I find myself picking her photos as my favorites and as the header image for our Stories page on our website. In late January and early February, we shot a maternity and newborn session combo where Bekah directed, got 100+ keepers at each session, AND edited the sessions by herself. For somebody who picked up her first camera less than a year ago, that is impressive. As a photographer and husband, I could not be more proud of her growth in photography. We have some great news pertaining to her growth and passion for photography. To read more about that, click HERE!
With all of the different sessions and weddings that we shot over the last 4 months, we have grown and learned a lot. Bekah has learned more and more about photography- such as the sacred trinity of photography: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. And I have learned that I still have not arrived, and I never will. There's a lot to learn, and being resistant to learning will only make me stagnate.
Most importantly though, we have met a lot of really cool and genuine people. I wish I could write something about every person we have met and spent time with at each of our sessions and weddings. There were so many moments that will stick with us as we continue doing what we love. I think of Cody when he brought out all of his Harley Davidson Motorcycle gear and his Craftsman toolbox to set up his newborn son, Noah. I think of Tyler when he carried Hannah 200 feet up a steep, snowy mountain so she wouldn't get cold or wet during their engagement session. I think of all the laughs and fun times with the Linder family.
The winter season was amazing. Thank you to every couple and every family who hired us to capture a part of your history! You are why we do what we do!