Yes, the busy season for weddings in the Seattle area has past but that doesn’t mean our work is done. We’ve been very busy making albums and look at the shipment that just arrived from our album making company, Graphi Studios, in Italy! This stack of boxes is the fruits of our labor. 5 packages full of memories, the culmination of 5 weddings which means a year long relationship with the brides and grooms, engagement sessions in Seattle at the arboretum, cheersing over wine, reviewing day-of-schedules, hugging nervous moms and dads, meeting family members, making silly faces at toddlers and soothing crying babies during family photos and trying to memorize names of entire wedding parties, setting up posing and lighting on lakes and in dark churches with beautiful stained glass, taking photos on golf courses with amazing views and in unexpected brand new Ferrari’s with a crowd of people gathered around, 2 photographers, 1 assistant, 4 cameras, 6 speed lights and a lot of batteries, remembering every shot you wanted to get…something old, new, borrowed, blue, first look, dad and bride before the aisle walk, “I-do, first kiss, sunset photo, mom tearing up, dad’s look of pride, grandma and grandpa dancing…and a partridge in a pear tree!
I love stepping into a “day in the life” of a couple and all the joy that surrounds them and all of their guests on that special day. It’s a whirlwind of emotions, details and moments. Then to be able to create an album that represents all of that amazingness in one book and present to share with their family for generations to come is a feeling of pride and accomplishment that I will always love.