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Happy new year!

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!

{14 Comments}

  1. Daniel Stark

    You guys are some of our favorite people. Lindsay and I find so much inspiration in your photos and in your passion. And besides photography you two are just awesome hang out with. Thank you for the inspiration and friendship. Cheers to a kick ass 2013!

  2. Jasser Abu-Giemi

    I don’t know two people in our world of wedding photography that deserve this more than you. You’re a reminder that hard work and dedication do pay off and a role model to other photographers. Keep it up next year guys but take some time for your family too.

  3. Shauna

    You two are absolutely brilliant. Here’s to this year being your best yet 🙂

  4. Marie-Christine

    Beautiful post.

    You hard work and determination is inspiring, same as the wonderful photography you two always create.

    So proud of you!

  5. Khoa

    I think you guys are amazing! Every piece of recognition you got you deserve!

  6. Manel Tamayo

    I love your work guys, and you deserve everything good that is happening to you and everything will come in this 2013. Hugs, Davina and Daniel!

  7. Emilia Jane

    Such a HUGE year! Congratulations!!!!

  8. Caroline

    Our wedding photographers are badasses!

  9. Becca Spears

    You two are at the very top of my list of people to watch. You know what I love the most about you is that from what I can tell of how you see the world, how you have treated me and others, you are kind, loving, humble people. It is a shock to see people as talented and sought after as you who are also down to earth and don’t seem to think of themselves too highly. So happy for you. Thank you for being a regular inspiration!

  10. Kristiaan

    So very pleased for you both. You deserve all of it and more! Hope there is more of the same for you this year AND more balance in your lives. Thanks for giving so much of yourselves at our wedding. We can’t thank you enough for the beauty you added to the experience by just being there, not to mention the incredible images that tear our hearts open each and every time we look at them – which is often. Love you guys!

  11. Kaju

    Can’t attend England, But looking forward to US workshop. As always lovely stuff. and like Hemingway said (through Allen), “I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing.” . The pictures are courageous, inspiring and therefore beautiful.

  12. mark thackeray

    nicely done! lovely images and excellent timing