It feels to me as if it was just yesterday when I was sitting in my design studio, probably pulling another all-nighter, when a classmate asked me to photograph her cousin’s wedding. With only a few engagement sessions and a handful of grad sessions under my belt, I timidly stepped into my first wedding 10 years ago today. If you would have told me that moment was the curtain call for the final act of my architecture career, I never would have believed you. This was never meant to be. This side business was never meant to captivate my heart the way it did. And now, here I am, not being able to imagine doing anything else!
The last couple of days I have been looking through old wedding albums and taking in the stories from the past decade. I am overwhelmed. Looking through my client’s old photographs helped me remember the truth of the message of Proverbs 3:5-6 (“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”). When you dare to give your plans to the Lord, your ordinary dreams meet His extraordinary reality.
I continue to be struck by the fact that I get invited into one of the most intimate days of a couple’s lives. And more than that, I am still humbled that I have the incredible honor of capturing every single feeling on my camera for generations to come. Thank you to all of the couples, families, and brands that have trusted us with every season and milestone. Thank you to all of the friends and family that thought my images were the best thing, even when I didn’t even own a professional camera. Thank you to the team that stands with me as we serve couples. Thank you to a husband who always pushes me to remember the purpose of my job. And praise be to God who, in His kindness, allows me to have ten years with my dream job.
SO excited to see how the Lord uses this business in the future. I am excited to move forward alongside with you!
As always all of this is because of and for Him.