I’m sitting in a coffee shop right now, across from my business partner/husband/best friend.
Sipping on a cup of caffeine I hope kicks in soon, happy. This past month, we photographed a total of five weddings, three of which were this past weekend. Though I’m still recovering, I feel a very palpable sense of accomplishment.
September marks our ninth month as full time wedding photographers, small business owners, adventure seekers. I don’t know what to call us. As I’ve said before, being a wedding photographer is about so much more than just taking pictures.
I remember about 5 or 6 years ago, Vitaily and I were assisting the lovely Teresa Halton at one of her weddings located at Nestldown. If you have never been to Nestldown, it’s one of the dreamiest wedding locations in Northern California. It’s literally like stepping into a fairytale. I distinctly remember looking around and thinking to myself, “I wonder if we’ll ever be able to photograph our own wedding at such a place like Nestldown.” I had my doubts.
After quitting my day job 9 months ago, I’m happy to report that we still have a roof over our head and food on our plates. Not only that, but on Friday we photographed our very first wedding at Nestldown. However, after five years in business, my perspective has changed. It wasn’t Nestldown that made the day so special, it was the couple we had the pleasure of photographing. While a beautiful location is a huge plus, it’s not near as important as working with two people who you respect and care for and who feel the same about you.
As I look back on this wedding season, it’s definitely the people that have made it so memorable. Well, the people and…their epic dance parties!
Here’s some photobooth fun from Amy and Larry’s wedding on Sunday. I do love him!