2015 Favorites | A Year End Review
Finally, our last tribute to 2015. You may have heard me mention that I felt like 2015 was a transitional year for Mark and I. That is, for us personally. Probably because we started out our year by moving into a new home and wrapped it up with a new puppy. Lots of changes, but all good things. From a business standpoint, 2015 was wonderful! We got to satisfy our artistic cravings by shooting lots of great people and throwing in some destination weddings here and there too. I know I’ve said it before and year after year (as long as we continue to be blessed with a job that we love) you will hear me say it again… I love what we do.
That being said, you’ll always hear professional photographers saying how much they love their job and how lucky they are.. and while I don’t believe they are lying, the truth not spoken is the hard work attached to these experiences. We as an industry are guilty of only showing the high points of our profession (hello “2015 favorites” blog!) but not the blood, sweat, and tears it took to get there. So I guess I just feel the need to point out that none of the above was accomplished without massive amounts of hard work and dedication. It would be too easy for us to sit here and type only about all the “perfect” experiences we had this year, but it wouldn’t be the entire story. The reason I think we (as an industry) do this is because we are all so attached to our photography businesses. We ARE our brands. And our jobs are extremely personal to us. I can always sum up our job and how we feel about it with one word.. “passion.” Because at the end of the day, the reason why you’ll never hear me complain (well, unless you’re my mom… sorry mom!) is because even when we’re buried under a mountain of editing, or looking at our bank account wondering when the next inquiry will roll in, we’re still in love with what we do. The high points are worth fighting through the low ones because we have so much passion for this job of ours. We adore the people we get to meet and work with. We adore telling their stories. Being wedding photographers is a special job. Tiresome, sweaty, painful, sometimes gut wrenching, and wonderful.
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