You might remember from my 2015 year end blog post that this little corner of my world hardly ever delves into anything personal. But once again, today feels like the perfect time to reflect on another year gone by. Exactly seven years ago today, I married my best friend. On a brilliantly sunny winter day in Hingham, we exchanged promises for a lifetime of love and commitment. Like most couples, we would discuss our dreams. Dreams to buy a cute little house in a cute little neighborhood and make it a home. To have children and raise them to be kind and tolerant in a world where this sometimes seems impossible. To watch Boston College win a National Championship (so far, two out of three isn’t so bad!). The list goes on and on. One dream that wasn’t even remotely on the table back then is one aspect of my life today that I can’t imagine living without. Sweet Lady Jane Photography. Somehow…somewhere along the way we decided to go for it. To make a dream a reality and build this business from the ground up. Three wedding seasons later, I continue to be humbled by the brides and grooms who choose me. Each week I witness the sacrament, the ritual, the beautiful moments and details that make each wedding celebration unique, and I am energized by all of it. And much like my marriage, I feel like we’re just getting started. 2016 was an unforgettable year. My heart is full of gratitude for the faces and places that made this season truly exceptional, and my mind is full of inspiration for the weddings that lie ahead. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to the twenty brides and grooms for trusting me, to my family and friends for supporting me, and to my husband who has stood by me from day one, making this dream a reality.
I wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season. And to my 2017 couples, it’s finally your year…let’s do this!