It’s US! On the bloggie! Why? Well, for starters,
It’s our Anniversary!! Four years of happy wedded bliss! I can’t believe we’ve only been married four years, I can’t imagine life without him. Happy Anniversary babe! Very much looking forward to celebrating it on a deck overlooking a lake tonight 🙂
I have another reason why we’re on the blog today! I wanted to formally introduce Jamie – I’ve officially added him to my 2011 wedding photography collections! He’s been shooting with me casually for the past few years, and over that time he has become an amazing photographer. He shot a few weddings with me last year, and at first most of his images hit the trash bin (sorry babe, it’s true!). But at the last few weddings… I don’t know what clicked, but MAN! I can’t even tell which images are his and which are mine anymore! He thinks like me, he sees like me and he captures like me. I feel so incredibly lucky that he is an amazing photographer AND that he actually wants to do this with me! Some photographers search and search for a quality second shooter and may never find it. I feel crazy-lucky 🙂
Kristen + Jamie. It’s the new K.Holly 😉
For us, this started by him coming with me to weddings that were a little further away to keep me company on the drive and carry my equipment around. But really, truth is, we just missed each other! He works full time during the week, and I was out shooting or meeting nearly every evening, and then shooting weddings on weekends. I did a lot of doubles (weddings on both Saturday and Sunday) last year, so that left us with about zero time together. So he came along with me, and I put my backup camera in his hands. He’s a smart guy, so it didn’t take him long to figure out the manual controls. From there, he would ask me what my settings were and he’d watch how I shot and what I looked for. Now, he just does his own thing, and I’m always ecstatic going through the images of the day. I LOVE having another perspective!
So that’s it! We talked about it, and he wants in! 🙂 Jamie will officially be your second shooter for 2011! We are a husband and wife team!! For all you 2010 couples, Jamie IS available to shoot your wedding with me – let me know if you would like him!
He’s super fun, and super cute too 😉
And of course, we couldn’t take pictures without our babygirl, Lexi!
This one is just for those of you who follow me on Facebook – I got him to wear the Liberty of London tie!!!! Win!
Have a beautiful day, everyone!!