In 2007, I met an adorable couple at a Caribou coffee shop in Westlake, OH. They were newly engaged, in the beginning stages of planning their wedding, new in their careers and I was pretty new as well. While chatting, we discovered we went to the same school & even knew some of the same people. We hit it off and they picked me out of the sea of many to photograph their wedding. We were all babies or at least it feels that way now.
At that time, I would save all new inquiries in my phone. I still have their first email to me saved in my phone to this day.
“Could you please email me a list of your packages and pricing. I would love to set up an appointment, your work is amazing!”
I went on to photograph their engagement session, wedding, a few family reunions, their babies and now annual holiday sessions. This year, I captured them in their beautifully decorated home. At the end of the session, she pulled out a box with their wedding album complete with all the literature I gave out at the time. It was a true trip down memory lane and a reminder of how much we’ve all grown since then. It’s humbling and amazing to be a part of someone’s journey.
Now 14 years later, I’m called on again to continue documenting their journey and Christmas traditions. For this year’s session, we got all dressed-up and did the formal thing- Rockefeller style. I love candid photos, but formal & classic will never go out of style, so they were a must! After that we got in our jammies, wrote letters to Santa, read Christmas stories by the fireplace and decorated Gingerbread Mansions – Go Big or Go Home, right? It was a magical Holiday session and I know when these kiddos have kiddos of their own, they will look back at their childhood memories of Christmas and remember how special their family made it for them.
To my lovely clients: Thank you for welcoming me into your gorgeous home and trusting me over the years with documenting your journey. You guys are awesome and I’m truly grateful you took a chance on that young photographer so many years ago! I truly hope these photos bring you many years of memories and joy to look at.
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