Hello ?! Is this thing on? is it working? I know I haven't blogged since October. I didn't even blog my last three amazing weddings. I entered a social media burn out mode in September and gave myself some grace and just basically turned it off for a while. I feel really good about it, it was a time in my life when I needed grace and quiet. I am a human behind this screen, life is happening to me. Good things, bad things, great days, bad days, health, sickness, happiness, sadness, amazing highs and crippling lows. The rollercoaster of life. I feel super lucky to have amazing clients who do see me as a human and understand, I feel lucky I still receive inquiries over the last 5 months even though my blog was dead, my instagram had cobwebs on it and Facebook page looked abandoned. I'm slowly creeping out of my cave. Over the weekend I had a sick little man and I stayed in with him for 48 hours and never left my house (or jammies). During that time I decided I better get my submissions in to Wisconsin Bride Magazine. before the deadline. This sparked my digging through my blog, scouring through galleries and reading what I said about each wedding. And so the spark began, I really seen these weddings and remembered HOW much I loved them and the people who made them. I remembered HOW much I loved being at these weddings and later coming home and editing through the magic we made. I remembered how much joy I got out of sharing these weddings with my clients and their families and friends on social media. It's not unusual for me to go through difficult seasons of life and weddings bring me out of it. I can't tell you how many times when life let me down and I submersed myself into my wedding world and it breathed life and happiness back in, and here we are again 10 years later, weddings still pull me back to a happy place!!
2018 is going to look a little different, I have about 5-8 less weddings than I have in years past, but the 12 weddings I have are outstanding and I am SO glad I decided to take on less this year for so many reasons, but a big one is for my clients and the service I provide them! Here's to a 2018 full of new beginnings and happy endings!
Here is my recap of this amazing 2017 season. The only thing I ask is that you click back through my blog and see the full wedding previews because one photo doesn't do them justice!! AMAZING year of beautiful couples!
Kane + Marissa- Heidel House
Ben + Meghann Justin Trails
Tim + Sarah - The Pritzlaff
Joe + Meghan - The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond
Cody + Erin Burlap and Bells
Michael + Erica Silver Oaks Chateau
Scott + Chelsea Sugarland
Michael + Lindsey The Waterfront
Aaron + Stacy The Enchanted Barn
Ryan + Sarah Golden Mast
Mike + Allison Sugarland
Brad + Tricia The Lageret
Adam + Kelsey Brighton Acres
Dion + Kelli Burlap and Bells
Drew + Kristin Private Residence
Brent + Britney The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond
Nick + Breanne Chula Vista