Happy September everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend filled to the brim with good friends and good food. We finished out the long weekend at a huge cookout that a friend of ours hosts every year complete with the most delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs ever and more deserts than would fit on one table. The weekend started though, with something that is HUGE and super exciting for Amanda and I. Up until now, Amanda and I have both worked full-time jobs in addition to photography and our goal has always been to eventually transition out of those jobs and devote our focus solely to photography and the awesome clients and vendors that we get to work with. Well, Saturday marked the beginning of that transition as I left my “day job” to work on photography full-time. What I didn’t know though, was that Amanda had a surprise for me when I got home. She had (for weeks!) been planning a celebration with a bunch of our friends, complete with beautiful decorations, fun games, and scrumptious food. And I had NO idea!
For a second when I walked in and everyone was there congratulating me, I didn’t know what to do. I was caught completely off guard, which is quite hard to do…I have a knack for sniffing out surprises and figuring out what they are, but Amanda really blew me away with this one! Amanda has been encouraging me to take the leap and do this for awhile, and it means the world to me the time and energy she put into making this celebration exactly how she thought I would want it. And as cliche as it sounds, it really was everything I could have dreamed of and more!
Thank you so much Amanda, for making sure that this exciting moment didn’t slip by without us really taking some time to celebrate and revel in it with family and friends. If it weren’t for you, I probably would have just moved on to the next thing without really appreciating the hugeness of this. And a huge, huge thank you to everyone who was able to make it out…it really meant so much to me to have you guys there!
We are really, really excited about how this new chapter will allow us to spend more time together, invest in friendships in a way that we just didn’t have the time to before, as well as working to provide an even more unique and incredible experience for the wonderful couples whose lives we get to document!