I’m sorry. I am sorry that I have sucked so so so badly with blogging. This has been the busiest season of my career. I am trying SO SO SO hard to keep up with all of my editing, shooting, timelines, emails, albums, client meetings etc…. I have always prided myself on getting clients their stuff back SUPER fast and this season its taking longer than normal. I still promise galleries within two months, but typically I like to get everything back within a month. So the fact that I am not able to do that right now is KILLING me. This summer has totally been a true challenge. My business life has had its challenges and so has my personal life. I am super blessed to have amazing clients who understand. My goal is to try to get back to blogging. I will do my best, but worse case I will be blogging when my season comes to an end HA!
Meet Matt and Erin. If these two don’t put a smile on your face I don’t know what will. They are two of the happiest, sweetest people alive. Like legit I really believe that. Erin is the type of person that I don’t think ever gets mad. And if she does I would be scared because I think it would take a lot to piss her off. I headed over to Nantucket for their engagement session with a fun person it tow… ERIC. On top of this overwhelming summer Eric changed jobs right in the middle of it. So he had a few days off between jobs and came along for the ride. The four of us had so much fun. We wondered around the hysteric streets of Newport. I am pretty sure we saw every type of weather possible. Sun, HEAVY fog, and mist. We started downtown and ended at the beach with some champagne. It was such an incredible day that got me so so so excited for their wedding! You guys are amazing. Miss you both.
Guys I am going to confess something. I am overwhelmed. I am going to confess to something else. I am a perfectionist and put WAY too much pressure on myself. So, with the amount of weddings I am shooting this season and the amount of bookings coming in for next year I am totally overwhelmed. What I have learned is that being overwhelmed isn’t always a bad thing. It can be kind of humbling. I am so blessed with all of the amazing clients I get to photograph this year. I am also beyond blessed with the amount of people reaching out to me for next year. It is honestly so insane to me that there are so many people that want me to shoot their weddings. Because I am a perfectionist I am SO hard on myself. Every wedding I shoot has to be my best. We all know weddings aren’t perfect so its not always possible to shoot your absolute best every wedding even if you try your hardest. Every wedding I leave I think about what I could have done differently. And this is what is overwhelming to me. Its exhausting to sit here editing THOUSANDS of images thinking “I should have done this” or “why didn’t I think about this”. My brain never shuts off. My mom and dad have always told me that I need to not be so hard on myself. But then I wonder if those feelings are what push me to get better each season. The next two weeks are going to be pretty crazy for me. I have some family commitments, a shoot on Nantucket, and then we head to P-Town for a few nights. I should be so excited. I get to see family and have some time to relax and get away from my computer. But instead I am stressed. I am stressed that I wont be sitting here with a fan blowing on my face because its 100 degrees in my studio editing. I’m stressed that I wont be able to answer emails super fast. I am stressed that clients might have to wait an extra week for images. But I deserve a little get away and everything will be right here waiting for me when I get back. And when I get back I will be nice and refreshed ready to take on the wedding world.
Please tell me you remember these two? Their engagement session goes down as one of my all time favorite engagement sessions ever. It was so unreal and stunning. Leading up to their wedding I was SUPER excited because I knew how awesome Claire and Seb are. Usually when the couple is amazing so are their wedding parties and families. This was the situation with this wedding. The day of their wedding came and it was 94 degrees. It was HOT HOT HOT. Willowdale had AC, but honestly no AC could keep up with this heat. These two were such troopers. We may have sweat our butts off but I think it was totally worth it. They had such an amazing ceremony with a family friend who married them. Both of their moms did a reading, which was so sweet. And when it came time for the reception no heat was keeping people off the dance floor. It was PACKED. Claire and Seb definitely know how to throw a party!! Guys I am so happy that I was a part of your day and I cant wait to see what the future holds for you two!
Today is like groundhog day for me. I am sitting in front of a huge fan trying to cool down after an AM boudoir session. The girls that have come into my studio this week are troopers because it is HOT. Luckily they will have that fan blown look going because that’s all we had. I have been searching high and low for those portable AC units and it seems like they don’t exist anywhere near me. The worst part of it being so hot in here is that the ice melts in my coffee so fast that I cant even drink it. Not good at allllllllll. Anyway I am plugging along at my editing because the next few weeks are going to be INSANE. I have three double header weekends coming up which means before I know it I will being way over my head in editing. So, I continue to sit here with the fan blasting on me plugging away.
Remember Jackie and Sean? These two were the first couple to book me for 2018. It seems like years ago, well it kind of was, but not really. I actually met them at a wedding I was photographing a few years back so when I got an email from them wanting to chat about their own wedding it was really exciting. Their day couldnt have gone any better. I mean it was so laid back and enjoyable. The three of us spent a lot of time going over timelines and locations for photos. We did all of their portraits at Boston College which is BEYOND beautiful. This is where they met, and also where their ceremony was so it only made sense to do portraits here as well. The campus is so large that we met up ahead of time to pick the spots we would shoot. That made things SO easy for the day of their wedding. As we drove from Jackies moms house to BC there was a light mist but as soon as we got there it stopped. We lucked out pretty good. Their ceremony was so personal and the priest was literally adorable. He may have forgotten to have them do a first kiss, but we marched back up to that alter just so they could have that experience. Anyway I wont keep you any longer but wait until you see the first look with her and her dad. I cried. Full blown tears. It was so amazing. Everything about this day was amazing…
Miss you guys… xo