The last set of our favorites from 2011 you heard from Jarod and now it is my turn to thank everyone. This year took off after our first wedding and we were very busy the majority of the year. I honestly was so nervous that first wedding with Andy and Courtney–and was there really as an assitant to Jarod. Now, a year later, I feel confident when I go to wedding and really feel like I can hold my own when it comes to getting certain shots (I have taken command over the 60mm Macro and the 50mm lenses much to Jarod’s dismay). I know that when Jarod and I started this together, I really didn’t know what to make of it. But now, it is such an important part of our lives. Photography has provided me an outlet for all the creative energy that working in a research lab can push aside. Being a part of this business has not only made me a better person, but it has brought me closer to Jarod. People always ask how we can work together, and really as corny as it sounds–he is my best friend. I think that we get each other, know which buttons not to push, and do our best to be receptive to the other persons opinion–whether it be the best set up for the shot or where we should chow down after a long day of shooting after a wedding. So being able to have this journey with him, has been fantastic.
Along the way each person has reaffirmed why we were taking these photos–the people. This is more than just a business, it is personal to us. That this isn’t about us, it is about telling the story of this moment in peoples lives through a still image. One thing I have noticed is that our memories are fractured. That we forget the nuances or blur the memories we have together. And memories are precious. When they are combined- those memories make us who we are. Every time we have a session we try to ensure that we capture memories, from the smallest little toe on a baby’s foot to the look between a couple. That is how we approach every single shoot, every photo, and hopefully we accomplish this goal. Hopefully our client’s grandchildren will be able to see this moment and be able to relive these memories.
So thank you to all of our clients from the bottom of my heart (and of course Jarod’s). You truly made 2011 a year I couldn’t forget.
Okay now onto the photos: Here are a few of our favorite portraits from 2011 in no particular order.
And for our most famous photo. Mason’s face went viral this past week, but there will be more about that in a later post.