This year, we were, quite simply, blessed. We bore witness to the many ways in which different couples love each other and their families. We were welcomed into their world and entrusted with the special task of capturing this love. And every time, it was beautiful and inspiring and unique.
We had our passport stamped in Guatemala, Japan, Turkey, Bhutan, and Turks and Caicos. We took photos in the ocean, on a volcano, in a 1400 year old Bhudist temple, in a 400 year old mosque, and in a glass chapel on a cliff. We participated in workshops and conferences where we engaged with and were inspired by our talented colleagues from all over the world. But most of all, we worked our butts off and learned a ton. About our industry, about photography, about people, and about ourselves. We may not have relaxed enough, or exercised enough, or spent enough time with our families, but that’s what new year resolutions are for, right?!
2012 also brought with it some recognition from our industry, for which we are tremendously grateful. We were both shocked and honored to be named one of Rangefinder magazine’s Top 10 Most Sought-After Photographers of 2012 and to see our photos grace the cover and 11 spreads of Snapp Magazine Taipei. Each of us had photos awarded and recognized by Junebug’s Best of the Best of 2012, the International Society of Wedding Photographers, and Fearless: the world’s best wedding photography awards. And as the organization’s most award-winning member of the year, Daniel earned the Fearless Photographer of the Year award! I am so proud of him…. but that doesn’t mean I don’t plan on getting him back next year…!
This year came with its challenges and obstacles, but the results of our hard work are more than we could have ever imagined. We have our couples, who trusted us implicitly, to thank; as well as you, whoever is reading this, for your support. By looking at our images, you are supporting us. And for this, we are so grateful. We wish you all a healthy and happy 2013!