Sigh . . . twenty-twenty.
I don't think any of us could have predicted
such a crazy, topsy-turvy year.
As, just about everyone else on the entire planet earth,
I can't say I wasn't affected by it.
My husband and I both worked less.
However, we also got more time together
and together with our kids, which was so wonderful.
When we're working, we have opposite schedules.
So there's usually only one of us home with them at a time,
but what a treat for them to get us both at the same time
and for so long!
There were other pluses to the year as well.
I read two whole novels straight through!
I can't remember when I last had the luxury to read as a pastime.
We worked on our house projects.
We played board games and went for long walks.
We stayed up late and watched old movies
and caught back up on television series
we had long since abandoned.
We slept in, ate junk
and referred to it all as our staycation
because doesn't that sound
much more pleasant than quarantine?
So, despite some of the saddest and most heartbreaking
news all around us,
we managed to find some bright spots
in our isolated bubble.
Then, the moment we were allowed to open back up,
I was greeted by
my incredibly supportive and faithful clients
who didn't miss a beat in booking new sessions!
It was overwhelming to not feel forgotten.
And I want to thank you!
It brought me so much joy
to see your familiar smiling faces.
Just to SEE you!
To have actual human interaction.
Even with a mask, even at a distance with a zoom lens.
I got to see my people and it meant so much!
I know, especially for my wedding clients,
things didn't go exactly how you had originally envisioned.
And yet, every ceremony,
every backyard, every local park,
every union . . . was breathtaking.
I feel so blessed to know so many wonderful people
because of this industry.
To be a part of your stories!!
How could I have known eleven years ago,
when I picked up that tiny blue $150 point and click camera
that I would live an entirely new life?
Photography has brought me
an immense amount of happiness.
Part of that is the craft itself, the creativity.
Part of it is the freedom and flexibility.
And a large part of it, is all of you!
Thank you for another year
of trusting me with your precious moments.
And for making me smiling,
even if you couldn't see it.
Here are some of my favorite moments from 2020 . . .
Contact me HERE, to book a session for 2021!
Well friends, I can hardly believe
another year has come and gone.
We've created so many incredible memories together,
you and I.
Every year when I reflect on what I get to do for a living
I am once again reminded,
that I could never do this job
without all the wonderfully supportive clients and friends
I have acquired over the years.
You are all special to me in unique ways.
Thank you for believing in me!
For trusting me with all your irreplaceable moments.
Life in this world is fast and fleeting.
I am so honored you have chosen me
to slow it down a bit.
It may seem like I'm only capturing memories for you.
But I remember each and every session,
wedding and life event.
My memories are wrapped up in yours.
We have laughed together,
told each other stories.
I've acted a fool getting your children to smile,
gotten lost on precarious wooded trails
with your high school seniors,
cried during emotional wedding speeches at your receptions.
Holding your babies, after the loss of my own
And traveling out of state for your
weddings and elopements
fulfilled some wanderlust in this old boring lady.
Your memories are a great part of my memories, too
and I can't say thank you enough!
see you all in the new year!
To book a session or wedding
with me in 2020
contact me HERE
Let's do this thing!
2015 was a big year for my humble little business. A name change, a new website, a new logo. Yet one thing remains forever constant. The support I get from all of you. I view so many of you as more than clients. You have become my friends. I love that I get to laugh with you and see your children growing...season by season, inch by inch. Thank you! Thank you for trusting me yet another year to stop time for awhile. To hold fixed, the momentary exhalations of your lives. I hope you will revisit them often. I hope they make you smile once more. It is an honor to tell your stories. Farewell 2015. You were a good one! -Paige xo
Annnnnnd that's a wrap. 2016, I'm ready for ya! :)