I'm admittedly late to the game here, but if I make a post about 2015 before my first wedding of 2016 (which is this weekend) it still kind of counts as 2015, right?
Last year was full of big life changes for me: I relocated from New Orleans to Birmingham right after Mardi Gras. Commuted back to NOLA to work for a good six months after the move, while I made connections and booked clients in Birmingham for weddings and corporate jobs. (I still commute to NOLA on the regular—ain't nothin' gonna keep me away for too long.) Stopped relying on second shooting and odd freelance jobs to pay the bills. Got used to eating my parents' cooking (and taking leftovers home) at least once a week. Re-integrated into the everyday lives of some of my best friends in the whole world. Made connections with some of the most amazing clients ever. The list goes on and on, and it would be a complete lie if I told you that last year was easy. 2015 was the best year yet, and it was also soul-crushingly difficult. I'm glad it's over.
As we set forth into the second quarter of 2016 (hopefully we've dug in and are no longer writing "2015" on checks anymore), I want to share some of my favorite wedding photos from 2015. Last year I finally started feeling like all my clients were my people. 2016 is shaping up the same way on a larger scale. The creative, intellectual folks who want wedding photography that is more storytelling and artistic than the traditional are seeking me out more and more, and that's a phenomenal feeling. Working with my clients makes my heart warm, and it is such an honor to be charged with the responsibility of capturing such an important, emotional day.
So without further adieu, here are some of my favorite wedding photos from last year.