For a few years, I’ve been working on developing some of my late grandfather’s Kodak 35mm photography slides. I finally finished a big chunk of them, developing only 88 out of hundreds – a process similar to our culling process after weddings or photo shoots. Moments frozen in time. Having these photos is all we have my grandparents, my mom’s parents, now – along with some other trinkets and memories of lost recipes.
We also lost TJ’s grandmother, Katherine, this year. She was 107. TJ made it a point to photograph her every November 25th – her birthday. She didn’t mind being photographed. I actually think she found some joy in it. It’s a bittersweet part of what we do, but we sure are thankful to have beautiful photographs of her.
Preserving memories isn’t something we take with a grain of salt. These are your moments in time. Maybe the photographs are of your grandparents smooching at your wedding reception. It’s photos of you and your partner celebrating, smiling at each other coming down the aisle. It’s the week you brought home your newborn baby. They’re memories you’ll look at for the remainder of time – and hopefully then some. We are forever thankful to all of you who put your trust in us for the most precious days of your life, whatever moment it was.
In 2023 we photographed 28 weddings, from very northern Wisconsin to Chicago. Twenty-four engagement sessions that took us from New York City to Nashville and so many family sessions, we’ve lost count. Here are some of our memories, of your memories, from 2023 – what we saw through our lens.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!