Every year we grow. Every year we learn something new. Every year we make so many new friends, and form bonds with couples that transcend their wedding days. Every year we're more proud of the work we've created, and this year is no exception. Twenty fifteen had it's fair share of challenges, but it was also an incredible year of growth, both as artists and as partners. Mindy and I have been so encouraged and blessed this year, and we have so many people to thank for making all of this possible. This thing we call our job is truly, sincerely, so much more than that.
It's really quite rare for us to walk into a wedding blind, having never met the bride and groom. We almost always know what to expect, having either sat down at our studio for an initial consult, or shot an engagement session, and we consider our relationships with our clients to be such an important part of what we do. It's weird when you don't know what to expect, even if you have all of your ducks in a row regarding the schedule and the locations and all of the other details that are so critical on wedding days.
Heading into Lori + Jon's wedding, we only knew a few things about them. Jon hails from the great state of California. Lori's from Xenia. The wedding was in Springfield. This encompasses an absolutely huge number of variables, so we really didn't know what to expect. Apparently these things combine to create the most loving, kind, hilarious, good looking people. We immediately hit it off, not only with them, but with their friends and family too. Add in a perfect sunset and you have the makings of a good one...
You know that feeling, when you make new friends just in time for them to move away? We hit it off with Andrea + Jimmy right away at our first meeting. We shot their engagement session, and by the time the wedding was over we felt like we had made some great friends. Then they moved to California. Immediately after the wedding. It's hard enough to keep in touch with old friends when they move away, and even harder when you barely know them. Andrea + Jimmy are moving back to Ohio this month. This makes a lot of people very happy, and we can't wait to see them again.
Reception: Mansfield Art Center
Flowers: Handmade by Andrea