Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Difference in a Year

Time heals all wounds. At the time of the hurts, though, it seems like it will never end. When we suffered the miscarriage, I went into a bit of a haze, not really living, but more of a shell of my former self. I had a lot of self doubt. But then, I picked up my camera again and it felt like reconnecting to a long lost friend. I started shooting more and more pictures. Instead of focusing on making a baby, I decided to take on a newer project. We officially launched 13bfoto a few short months later and before I knew it, we had bookings! Not just portraits, but bridals, engagements, and weddings. And I had lots to learn (still do)!
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Last year on this very day, Don and I were headed off to East Texas to shoot our very first wedding together. I didn't know it, but soon our lives would be forever changed and we'd make some amazing friends who would later become like family. Thank you so very much Vickie for bringing such bright goodness into our lives. We are so very blessed to call you our friend! (and thank you for trusting us with such important days too!)
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We were shooting Vickie's son Matt...
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and his bride Destinee...
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for their special day at the East Texas Arboretum. The backdrop couldn't have been more amazing!
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Congratulations to Destinee and Matt, who celebrate their first wedding anniversary tomorrow! I can't believe it has been an entire year!
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Happy Birthday to Destinee's mom Blanch!
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And a few short months later in June, we were headed off to Mexico to photograph Vickie's other son Joey and his bride Stephanie. Congratulations to them because they will be expecting their first daughter soon!
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Fast forward to now and we are anxiously awaiting the project that I took on this year: a baby girl. I get teary-eyed at the thought, for all of the reasons, but especially because I remember the looks on the faces of the mothers to their children. One day I'll also get that look too. But for now, I'm going to enjoy the dress up time, the imaginative play, and all that comes with being the parent to an infant. The Lord has truly blessed me and I'm ever so grateful for everything and all the lovely people in my life! Thank you all for supporting me and believing in me!

Oh and yes, we still do photography too! :D

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