With this being our 100th post since 2009 when we broke open this blog, I thought it’d be entertaining to look back personally on our first few blog entries. I saw our first portrait sessions and the comments I wrote up to our first wedding and smiled thinking about how far our little business has come since we photographed Tina and Ben’s wedding back in May of 2009. I still check in with and follow (thank you Facebook) a large majority of our couples, even Ben and Tina who now have a gorgeous daughter, Nevaeh. I love seeing that almost all of our couples are still as happy and in love with each other as they were the day we photographed them at their very best. I also get all warm and fuzzy knowing that we’ve touched other people’s lives, hopefully inspiring them in some fashion.
The latest inspiring story was from a Maid of Honor at one of our weddings we captured in the fall of 2012. She sent me a message which beyond warmed my heart with the following words “I just want to thank you. I have had this love and passion for photography for so long… You and Jason really fueled my fire and gave me such inspiration to really start my journey! I really just wanted to thank you for giving me the extra push, without even realizing you did…”. Words cannot express how much I appreciated her taking time out of her day to email me. Starting our journey with this business has been hard but rewarding, time consuming but so worth it, and inspires Jason and Myself to be better people and better spouses to each other. We started to venture into weddings because our very own wedding photographer, Mary Steinbacher, inspired our creativity, so to help others along their journey is one of the most rewarding measures we can do. Each of our couples inspire me in different measures and truly one of the reasons we have all 90+ couples hanging on our office wall. Regardless if it’s photography, the love you share with your significant other, a hobby or profession- realize that you can inspire others!