Every year at New Years I think about all of our memories from the past year much of which usually includes my favorite moments with our couples and their families.
Sometimes it is not the mountain top adventures or amazing destinations beside grand waterfalls and scenic treasures that hit me the most. Sometimes it’s the simple things the things I see in peoples hearts, or the moments we are lucky to witness, get to see and document and feel right along with people who are living them.
Without a doubt being with Andie and her mom seeing their faces light up and how happy they were when we delivered their album is one of my favorite memories last year. It is certainly one of the moments that means the most to me.
As an artist there is something so special about seeing an album come to life for the first time knowing that when I place it in their hands. The first time they hold it see it turn the page. I love the way a new album sounds, smells feels. I also love hearing people squeal a little when they touch it and say oh this is so nice.
When we share a couples album for the first time it is just the begining and there is something magical knowing what it means to our couple their families and if they are lucky their children and their childrens children.
I think about how quickly time passes and how they will look back and remember how it rained on their wedding day and it didn’t matter one bit. And how I got to hear her mom say some day your children will look back at these and see the love the two of you have together and how you always made the best out of everything seeing the cup as half full. I know seeing and holding their album will grow in value to them over time. This is what it is all about. I also love seeing people’s faces so happy when they see a brief moment and it says everything about their relationship with someone they love. That moment with mom or dad or their best friend. It’s everything just everything about what we do.
Our job is to help you remember.
I know our couples will remember moments that are just as special to us, like riding in their grandparents car, a car they bought together and have kept since the 60’s and grandpa kissing the brides hand as she bride hopped in and they drove them to their reception. I’ll also never forget seeing grandma hop in, and for a moment one brief moment, I got to see how she must have been when she was a young girl. I also said to myself she is still a hot chick.
I also know that there will be hard times too and their album will give them comfort during those times.
Printed images they hold will bring them back to feel closer to each other and their families and friends.
As time passes, they will grow together, watch each other change, be challenged, have a lot more smiles and will see each other slowly turn grey.
Many of you, you know who you are, we have been there with you and watched as your chidren have grown and have seen a few grey hairs start of our own with you.
To our new couples some who we have just met and new couples we have yet to meet it is one of our deepest honors to be chosen to share this special time with you, to share in the intimate moments of life that mean so very much to you.
We can’t wait to place your beautiful album in your hands for the first time and see and hear all it mean to you. With love, you are, and will always be, in our hearts. Happy New Year.
May your love grow!