2019 has come and gone in a flash. I am so excited for what 2020 will bring, but first I wanted to share my favorites from this year’s engagements and weddings.
When I think about the fact that we’ve photographed weddings for over a quarter of a century, it nearly makes me stop breathing. And weddings today are ever so different than weddings in the 90s. Back then, if you were photographing a family, you popped a 24 image roll of film into the camera, and you had to make every image count, because each photo was developed. If you took crazy shots or weren’t careful about blinking eyes, you could easily end up with just 10 or 12 photos from the entire shoot. A senior session required a 36 roll, and a wedding needed a whopping 125 or so photos. As a comparison, at one of my full day weddings this year, I snapped 2600 shots, and culled them down to about 1200. My — how times have changed!!
I love photographing weddings, even more than I meant to. Sometimes I compare the wedding day experience like competing in a mud run and a triathlon all in one day. I’m certain that those of you who actually participate in those events will say that I’m exaggerating just a bit. Well maybe a little….. But just like in those events, I too am always excited that I made it all the way through; I try to think about how I can improve my craft at every single wedding, and at the end, I want to do it all again.
This year’s weddings have been so special and I can’t say enough that I loved being a part of each and every one of them. Here’s to 2019’s memories, and dreams for even more in 2020.
I loved photographing at these venues: The Barn at 3M Farms, The Glea, The Barn at Bethel Grove, Lost River Cave, Country Ridge Venue (formerly the Loralee), Wild Turkey Ranch, multiple churches, and personal and intimate locations.