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Why the last Wedding of 2017 meant so much. | San Juan Capistrano Wedding

February 6, 2018

Filed in: Wedding

Ohh friends. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a sigh of relief, such a satisfying exhale as I did after my last Wedding of 2017. The whole year I had completely booked with Weddings and other Family Sessions. Due to getting pregnant in February and on critical bedrest at 19 weeks, that meant the bulk of my Weddings had to be covered by my associates. As much as you’re prepared for this, you’re never really prepared for this. I had to communicate with each couple and let them know that I would not be able to capture their day. I had to manage numerous photographers sharing with them the details of each Wedding without mixing them up. I had to pay them when money wasn’t coming in. I had to pass up dream venues but most of all dream clients who I had hoped to capture their day. I invest so much time on each client without having to not capture their day or event, so it was not only professionally a bummer but personally. I take pride in my work, I have high standards with how my clients are treated. Each one of them were well taken care of, Praise the Lord. My associates went above and beyond doing an incredible job, mind you editing other photographers images when you ache for them to be your own, in the loneliness of your home or the hospital room was less than ideal. So the moment I could go to the last wedding of the year, that happened to be absolutely incredible, on a beautiful day, I just couldn’t have orchestrated that….and that feeling I felt, of accomplishment. After my time there I sat in the car, set up my pump and just wept. The Lord is good. He had his hand all over 2017. To God be the glory. 

Now these images below make me proud even though my hair is a hot mess, my outfit is a disaster, I’m overweight and focused. I just had a baby a couple weeks prior, I got to the wedding on time, held my composure, didn’t have to pump in between coverage, was prepared photographing in the most beautiful areas and I had a BLAST shooting with my girl Traci again, and Jax for the first time, as well. I even brought my rolliflex for a few captures, the film captures are below the bts of me with my vintage camera. Welcome to the behind the scenes of my last wedding of 2017, thank you Jax and Traci for these! 

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  1. Jax

    February 9th, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Love you, girl. You totally rocked this wedding and it was such an honor to represent you, serve your amazing clients, and get these behind the scene shots. 💓

  2. Jax

    February 9th, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Love you, girl. You totally rocked this wedding and it was such an honor to represent you, serve your amazing clients, and get these behind the scene shots. 💓

  3. Kayla Illies

    February 9th, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Still so gorgeous girlie and glad that you’re back to doing what you love this year!!!!!

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