Marriage: Year Two. For some reason, to me it seems like Geoff and I have been married for much longer than only two years. I just feel like SO much has happened in a such short period of time. Year two was equally as crazy as the first. We worked a TON, but luckily still managed to make the time to just be together - Fridays Geoff has off from work at Elevation....this became our date day. A big part of year two was getting two more dogs - we adopted Jazzy from a shelter and then found Frank as a stray. However, we are still looking for a permanent home for our sweet Frank. :)
The first day we found Frank.
All five of us.
Clients. Our second full year of business brought us 32 wedding clients - many of which, became friends. :) Yikes, though! Just seeing that number freaks me out...I can't believe we actually made it.
Travel. 2009 brought us to Chicago for Geoff's grandma's 80th birthday, Asheville for our anniversary, California for my high school reunion with my girlfriends (where I got the WORST case of the flu I've ever had...ugh...that was terrible), and Baton Rouge to shoot Francois and Dom's wedding (which is coming to the blog VERY soon!). We also managed a short trip to our favorite place - Savannah - for a motion graphics conference.
Me with four of my five best high school girlfriends in San Francisco.
Education. For my educational workshop this year I traveled to New Mexico for The Blend. In addition to learning from The Image is Found, Jose Villa, and Jesh de Rox, I made new friends....which is always good. :)
Intern. We got the most fabulous intern - Erica - to help us during busy season....and to my delight, she became our album designer.
Eye Candy Contest. To spice up things during a slower time, we had a photo contest which the winner received a free session, disc of images, coffee table book, and an iPod with all of their images. It was fun. Super fun.
The winners - Caleb and Melissa
Press. It's been a great time to see our work pop up on so many wedding blogs and a few magazines here and there. Probably our greatest excitement was learning of the news that Jessica and Steve's wedding landed on the cover of Carolina Bride.
Photobooth. We incorporated "The Booth" into our offered services. So so so fun. Best decision we EVER made. Maybe not EVER...but a good decision for sure.
And there you have it. 2009. A great year no doubt....ALL the glory to God...for real.