2023 Was AHH-MAZING!
As the sun has set on another incredible year, we find ourselves overwhelmed with gratitude and joy as we reflect on the highlights and successes that made 2023 our most unforgettable year yet. Our journey this year has brought us some of the most wonderful clients and taken us t0 some of the most beautiful locations in the area from Mars to Pittsburgh and beyond, capturing countless beautiful moments that will be cherished forever.
The surrounding Pittsburgh area, proved to be the perfect backdrop for numerous love stories that unfolded in 2023. We had the honor of documenting weddings at some of the most breathtaking venues, turning each celebration into a visual masterpiece. We have seen so many unique touches from our couples this year. Truly making their day a reflection of their personalities and showing off the fun things the love as a couple. From intimate ceremonies to grand receptions, the warmth of love and the beauty of commitment were evident in every frame. These weddings not only showcased the union of two souls but also allowed us to witness the love and support of families coming together. These moments will always hold a special place in our photog hearts!
High School Seniors:
One of the most heartwarming aspects of 2023 was the privilege of photographing the largest number of high school seniors we ever had in a year. And let me tell you, WE ARE HERE FOR IT!! Each session was a unique adventure, allowing us to connect with so many young individuals during a pivotal time in their lives. From capturing the excitement of graduation to freezing moments of laughter and silliness, our lenses became storytellers for the unique personalities and dreams of these teens stepping out of high school and into adulthood.
Fantastic Families and amazing return clients:
Once again we filled the calendar in between weddings and seniors with the most amazing families. We got to meet so many new faces, hear so many tiny laughs and even welcome a few newborns into the world. Our weddings and seniors may fill most our bookings and totally feed our creative hearts and passion. However, the families that return to us year after year (some more than once a year) and trust us with the memories of their growing littles sure do keep our hearts full. We cannot thank you enough and truly enjoyed spending the holidays with you all at Christmas minis!
We partnered with a magazine!!
One of the most exhilarating developments in our photog journey during 2023 was the opportunity to collaborate with a local magazine as their feature photographers. This partnership marked a significant milestone in our career, allowing us to extend our reach within the community and capture so many amazing families in a more editorial context.
Becoming the feature photographers for a local magazine was a dream come true. It provided us with a unique platform to showcase our work and connect with a broader audience. Through the lens of the magazine, we had the privilege of capturing the diverse stories of families in the Mars area. From heartwarming portraits to candid, silly moments, our photos became a visual celebration of the vibrant tapestry that makes up our local community.
The collaboration with 228 Corridor Neighbors Magazine has been a cornerstone of our 2023 success, allowing us to merge our love for photography with a commitment to our community and storytelling. As we express our gratitude for the opportunities presented to us in the past year, we eagerly anticipate the adventures and connections from the magazine that await us in 2024. We are already looking froward to more stories, more moments, and more enriching experiences in the communities we proudly call home.
Full time in business!!
Last but most certainly not least: The biggest highlight of the year in 2023 was going full time in our business. I (Danielle) took the leap of faith to leave my full time position and focus completely on our photog business journey! THIS IS HUGE! There are no words to express how blessed and excited I feel to start this new chapter. In August (in the heat of our busiest season yet) I made the jump. This was a step we have been praying for since the day we began this wonderful journey and cannot believe it has finally came to fruition. We have you all to thank for this! With out you I could have never made this happen and I, as a business owner and a mother cannot even begin to express my gratitude. This fall we were able to serve so many clients and grow so much in just the few short months after the decision, we are overwhelmed and over taken by joy. Not to mention our family life and our ability to be present with Carter at all his games and events is something I have been truly dreaming since I became a mama 13 years ago. This business has truly become a dream come true and I am forever grateful! Next up: Dillon taking the leap as well!!
Expressing Gratitude and Looking Forward:
As we express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming support and opportunities that came our way in 2023, we as so very excited for what 2024 has in store for us. The journey has been filled with laughter, tears of joy, and a ton of unforgettable moments. Each photograph is a testament to the love, connection, trust and overall fun that we encountered throughout the year.
To all the high school seniors who trusted us with capturing their achievements, the couples who allowed us to witness and document their love stories, the families that warmed our hearts with littles and laughs and the communities in our area who embraced our work—thank you! Thank you so so very much! We are honored and feel so very blessed to be a part of your journeys! 2023 was a year of growth, love, and countless memories, and we cannot wait to embark on another exciting chapter in 2024. Here's to capturing more beautiful moments, making new connections, and continuing to share the joy of photography with everyone we encounter. Cheers to a fantastic year ahead!