I absolutely *love* wedding portraiture. A big thank you to all of my clients, for allowing me the opportunity to do something I love!

Weddings are magical. All of that planning, the stress, the expense, the drama—it all pays off in the most extraordinary of days in two people’s lives.

I was recently referred a new portrait client, Patricia. Patricia had seen some of my work and was interested in having her and her husband’s portrait created. She sent several photos over, as my clients typically do, and asked for some assistance in choosing a photo on which to base her portrait. One of the photos she sent over was particularly enchanting. It was such a beautiful photo. I had never seen a wedding photo quite like it; she and her husband were walking through a field, the world ripe with lush and vivid greenery all around them on a beautiful Summer day. I immediately recommended we base her portrait on that one.

A few days later, I was able to share the results with her. Her Summer field, now transformed into a Winter wonderland (pictured above), gave an entirely different—yet equally magical—interpretation to their amazing memories of that day. And that’s what I love so much about what I do: People come to me with some of their most joyous memories, and I infuse them with just a little bit more magic. A few more drops of happiness and a twist of nostalgia which they will keep with them for the rest of their lives. Even though I don’t meet most of my clients in person, it’s a truly wonderful feeling to be involved with so many people’s happiest day.

I get thank you notes and comments from clients all the time, but what they don’t know is how much I thank them. Thank you, all of you. Working with your happiest moments have brought me some of mine.

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