This was no ordinary week. I moved 800 miles away from NYC. I was actually a guest at a wedding in Michigan. And I woke up in a new apartment in Chicago.
As I sit here with my short cup of Starbucks Anniversary Blend, using the internet and uploading a wedding to my proofing site, I’m struck with so many feelings. Some are expected – the exhaustion from moving, the frustration that Comcast can’t install my office internet until next Wednesday (how are they always so slow?!), and the excitement that I’m actually here in Chicago. But, I’m also struck with an overwhelming feeling of thanksgiving and a little nostalgia when thinking of New York and New Jersey and the amazing summer of weddings I’ve had there. I guess I’m just not one to move on to the next thing too quickly without reflecting on what’s happened before.
You see, today I really feel it’s necessary to thank you for reading my blog. For being my clients and my friends. For really looking at the images. For commenting so that the beautiful people in these photographs know just how beautiful they really are. For just the few minutes you spend here, whether it’s your first visit or your twenty-fifth, for all of that, I thank you.
And now, how about an update? I’m officially moved in and living in Chicago! My husband is settling in to his new office here, and I’m catching up on the remaining summer wedding and portrait sessions that I have yet to blog. You’ll see a lot of fun things showing up here over the next couple of weeks. I have so much to blog!
Here’s a little preview of what’s in store:
- First, I thought I’d show you something that arrived today. :) Jillian and Kyle‘s wedding album is in! It looked so amazing when it arrived at my door that I had to snap a few photos. Now that it’s on its way to their home in Pennsylvania, I’m excited to show you a glimpse of what the finished album looks like!
- Next up, I promise you’ll love Florencia and Jason’s Hoboken, NJ, engagement session. This couple is incredibly gorgeous – and while I was shooting, I learned that Florencia and I have the same birthday! I don’t know how that came up, but somehow we figured out that we’re both February 28 gals. :) And, no, it wasn’t a leap year either of the years that we were born. ;) (Florencia will get that!)
- Then, a little later, you’ll love the sweet images from Aimee’s newborn baby’s photo session. I love when my wedding clients ask me to photograph their new babies!
- Also, stay tuned for a real CHICAGO engagement session! Woohoo!
Love you all. You’re the best. Happy Friday. :)