Yesterday I officially finished editing my last wedding of 2018 and now I’m completely caught up on all my editing!!!! It’s been FOREVER since I’ve had no editing on my to do list and it feels AMAZING!!! Minus a handful of sessions in December, I have a lot more time on my hand to relax and plan for next year. I’m excited to be posting my “Best of 2018 | Weddings” very soon and of course I’ll be doing one for my engagement sessions and high school seniors.
Can we just talk about how we barely saw Fall this year?!! I feel like we jumped from 90 degrees to snow with just a blink of an eye. I can’t say I’m a fan of snow, but picture wise…. it’s pretty amazing. A lot of my couples know I love an overcast for the even lighting and same goes for snow!!!!
November has been full of engagement sessions and tons of editing, but I’m getting near the end of everything and I’m loving these slower paced days. I met Pat + Meaghan at the Lamberton Conservatory… a great indoor location in Highland Park!!! It was my first time shooting inside so I was loving the new inspiration and the fall foliage mixed with the snow was so magical.
It’s not every day that I get to work with a past bridesmaid, but I’m so happy that Taylor is now one of my own brides!!! I first met Taylor at one of my summer weddings this year. She was already familiar working with me, but her fiancé was a little nervous about the session. I totally get it!!!! I did a photography session this summer and I was even nervous and I photograph people as a living.
I am definitely not one to wake up early for a morning session, but I am so glad I did!!! Many of you know I’m a night owl and up til 1 or 2 am every night… reason why I’m always responding at midnight to emails. For John + Allison’s engagement session we had to meet early in the morning due to their traveling schedule and other wedding planning tasks. Surprisingly many of my couples live out of state so we have limited times when we can fit in their engagements sessions.
Meeting my couples for the first time is always an exciting moment for me!!! Photographers who say they are never nervous are secretly hiding something because I’m not afraid to say that I can be at times. One of my most important stages to photographing a wedding day is the initial meeting of my brides and grooms… aka. the engagement session.
This month and last month have been jam-packed with engagement sessions!!! On top of all the weddings I have had a pretty crazy Fall. For Matt + Kacie’s engagement session we started at their family’s cottage minutes away from Hamlin Beach State Park. There we took some pictures with their lovable pups, Brooklyn + Munson, before heading to the state park.
A little over two years ago I first met Trevor + Amie for a couples session in the Finger Lakes region. It was so easy to tell back then that they had a bright future ahead of them and now they are engaged and getting married in July!!!!
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