Friday, April 30, 2010

2010. The first year.

I am officially booked for 2010. (For weddings, at least.)
I wanted to get 14 weddings. I got 16. Amazing.

I am incredibly grateful to all of you who look at my blog and keep up with my work.
I really do not believe that I would be where I am at without word of mouth.
Taking the leap to do this full time was a really big risk, but it was so worth it. And I am very excited to see what 2011 has to offer.

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I took this photo on September 28th, 2008. The day I shot my very first wedding. I was terrified and excited. This couple that I knew asked me to shoot their wedding even though I had never done it before and I had no real training.

I had no idea that this day would change my life for good.

A year and a half later, I book my 16th wedding for the year.
So at the end of 2010, I’ll have shot 25 weddings in 2 years.

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That’s crazy.
I’m in awe today.
It’s all starting to hit me.
Which is making me emotional.
Yeah, I kinda wanna cry.
In a good way.

Love,
Jess

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I met somebody.

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And I'm sorta smitten. A lot.

Love,
Jess

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tis my day of birth.

I'm 25 today.
I busted out my Sony Cybershot, which I haven't done in years.
I forgot how nice it is to have a little camera instead of hauling around my SLR.

My friend was driving through Springfield so we hung out for a while. And Baylee begged me for my ice cream sandwich.

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25 isn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Love,
Jess

Monday, April 26, 2010

David & Adeola 4EvR.

Oh, how I love Adeola and David.

Adeola was my old roommate in Seattle. She was the one who comforted me when I was going through heartache and lonely holidays. Yes, we spent Christmas together once, made dinner and saw "Benjamin Button" together. She gave me my very first nickname "Sneakers". She can't explain why. She says it "just fits" me. :)

But I was truly honored to shoot their wedding. David is an awesome guy. So kind and fun. I was so excited for their big day. And it was so much fun to see the union of Adeola and David's extended family.

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Love wins again.

Jess

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jessica shoot / Nick & Sarah

Jessica is graduating from college! Woohoo!
So we had a portrait session. It was fun. Except for the rain. But what else do you expect from Seattle?

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And now for Sarah and Nick's engagement photos!

They met in high school, so we used one of their yearbooks for the shoot. The best part is that this photo below was an article they wrote in there about Nick and Sarah. On opposite sex friendships, even! AMAZING!

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So much fun.
<3
Jess