Oh friends, as I sit here today staring at my computer keyboard, trying to find the right things to say, I must admit that I am at a loss for words. If you would have told me on this day three years ago that I was soon going to become a wedding photographer, I would have laughed and told you that you were nuts!
But as I sit at home today, cuddled up on the couch with a great mug of hot coffee nearby, I am reflecting on my first two years in this business. Now, nearly six months into my third year as a wedding photographer, I am completely overjoyed, humbled, and thankful that the good Lord led me onto this path. I have met so many wonderful and caring Brides and Grooms, fun Bridesmaids and Groomsmen, loving and selfless parents and families of the Bride and the Groom, and excited newly engaged couples. You see, they fill my business and life with so much laughter and happiness. Often times when I share with friends and family what I am privileged to get to do every day for a living, my eyes widen, I smile, sometimes I tear up a little, and I silently pray in that moment, “Wow, Lord…thank you for this blessing.” I am amazed.
This one is for you, the past, current, and future Brides and Grooms. Many of you have already become my life-long friends, and many of you soon will be. You lovingly speak my name every chance you get, and you share about your engagement and wedding photography experience with your friends and family. I truly owe much of my success to you and the Man Upstairs. Today I have been consumed with immense gratitude. There is not a single wedding day that I will ever forget…because to me, as your wedding photographer, it is my privilege to not only photograph the moment that you exchange your vows, but to witness this lifelong commitment that you are promising one another. In the end, it’s getting to watch this new marriage begin, the unity of two people that are simply crazy for one another, that gives me so much honor in what I do. So here’s to you sweet friends, to your kindness, your honesty, your generosity; thank you for allowing me to do what I love every day.
With Love, Kelsi