Today is the last day of the year and it’s safe to say that 2013 was one of the best and most adventurous years both personally and professionally, I’ve ever had. In 2013 we visited and photographed couples all around the world. Our travels took us to St. Lucia, the Virgin Islands, the entire state of Florida and California, Georgia, South Carolina, Canada, Greece and Mexico! It’s truly been an incredible year. When I look back through these images of couples who allowed us to share some of the most intimate and cherished moments of their life, I can’t help but feel extremely fortunate and full. I see so many faces that started out as strangers and became friends.
This fall was particularly special for me, as many of my couples from previous years are now parents. There’s something really neat and fun about documenting a couples wedding and seeing them later as parents and a family. I had many familiar faces in front of my camera this fall and I can’t tell you how many evenings I wrapped a shoot thinking “I have the best job”. I am so very fortunate to do what I love for some really awesome people and families.
This year came to a close on a personal high note when my childhood penpal/boyfriend asked if I “wanted to get married”! I’m sure I’ll eventually write about our story in more detail, but in short, Eric is the kindest, most intelligent and sweetest man I’ve ever known; who’s smile I can’t get enough of. I am indeed, very fortunate.
Finally, a special thanks to some of my dearest industry peers and friends, who continually contribute to the successful events of our couples. You are the best and without you things simply wouldn’t be nearly as awesome.
Joe Kalamares- SJ’s Disc Jockey, without fail, this man can get even the self-proclaimed “I don’t like to dance” to bust a move.
Christi Reynolds- makeup artist extroidinaire
Katie Moeller- my dear friend and partner in crime
Kelly Dalisa- owner of the Monte Verde Inn
Kayci Stoots- hair stylist extroidinaire
Aimee Wendell- 2 chic events, brides best friend and teammate in wedding planning
Thanks to everyone who helped make 2013 such an incredible year!!! Happy New Year friends!
Such an amazing year for you and I’m so glad we had the opportunity to have you as our wedding photographer! Cheers to a fabulous 2014
Teresa K says
Fantastic year Jessica…there are just so many mind-blowing images in this set!!
Cheryl Smiley says
Stunning photographs, Jessica! What a wonderful year you’ve had! You probably already know this but I think you are amazing. You make other people happy through your art and have an incredible sense of beauty. I wish you the best this new year, and for many years to come.