This time last year I was thrilled to be involved in photographing over a dozen weddings. My Saturdays were filled with beautiful brides, touching ceremonies, and exciting receptions. And while I was hard at work photographing amazing couples, my husband was also working hard to earn his PhD in Computer Science. When the summer came to an end and it was time to start planning for 2011, my husband and I hashed out where we thought we’d be by now…acclimating ourselves to the west coaster lifestyle in Seattle or California.
Though that is still the path our lives will likely take, the process has taken longer than we had anticipated (and if you or someone you know has ever earned a PhD, I’m quite sure you can understand!). So now I look back with great sadness on all of the wonderful couples I turned down to photograph their wedding this summer. I did so in their best interest and know in my heart it was the best thing for each of them. However, here I remain in beautiful Charlottesville with a lot fewer weddings on my calendar. Instead I fill my time with many other duties life has thrown at me as well as any photography projects I come across.
I just felt the need to explain my lack of work this summer and profusely apologize to all of those who I have turned down. I would have loved to work with each and every one of you! But I guess as the saying goes “life is what happens while you are busy making other plans”. Who knows, I could have exciting news of a move to share with you tomorrow!
And to prove not all is lost on weekends this summer (and because every blog post is better with a photo), below is a family portrait taken last weekend at my Talone Family Reunion. About 300 cousins from across the United States, Italy, France, Greece, and Brazil. Much love to all of them! 🙂