I hope that everyone will forgive me for this post being about 28 days late. The beginning of 2017 started off in a crazy frenzy with Kris and Jessica Bryant’s wedding, so it has taken me a little bit of time to recover and start getting my head on straight for what is about to explode in 2017. The last few days in my office I have been wrapping up the edit on Kris and Jessica’s wedding, editing Ashley & Jake and Sarah & Matt’s engagement sessions that happened earlier this year, and giving my yearly planner a run for its money as 2017 gets penciled in faster than I could have ever expected!
This coming year I have something BIG happening with the addition of a new photographer to my business. I haven’t given a formal shout out to Lianna yet, but it is definitely coming! Lianna spent most of 2016 training with me, and will now be cranking out a full year of weddings on her own for the J. Anne Photography brand. On top of Lianna being added to the mix, I’ll be shooting my normal 15-20 weddings this year with my trusty side-kick, Janelle, by my side. Add to that all of the engagement photos, boudoir sessions, and the fact that my three boys are involved in more activities than ever now that they’re getting a bit older…. I imagine that 2016 is going to look like child’s play in regards to the scheduling that is happening for 2017, but I’m ready.
We’re traveling to Santa Barbara twice this year for what are sure to be some amazing weddings, and I will also be hopping the pond to Paris and down into the South of France later this Spring. This summer I’ll be heading to San Francisco to shoot at San Francisco City Hall for the first time and I could not be any more thrilled to check that adventure off of my bucket list!!
There are still a large handful of couples who haven’t done their engagement session yet (Ashley & Blake, Jen & James, Jackie & Tony, Halee & Heath, Heather & Nick, Archana & Diego, and Jeanne & Kyle!!)… but of the engagement sessions that have wrapped you guys can see that it’s going to be yet another year of insanely gorgeous people making my Instagram feed look far better than I could ever manage to do on my own!
On the left is Sarah & Matt! They’re going to knock my socks off with a white on white on white wedding at the International Peace Education Center in April… on the right are Lindsay & Mark who will be married in October on the beautiful grounds of TPC Summerlin!
This adorable couple below are Cole & Alyssa who are also getting married in October, but they’re taking us on a little scenic tour up to the Paiute reservation for their gorgeous wedding!!
Ashley & Jake are below on the left and they are the next wedding up on my docket for the year!! Mandarin Oriental will host their black tie affair this coming March and I’m over the moon excited for them! Ashley and Will are below on the right… and these two babes are taking us up the coast of California as they will be married at Bacara in Santa Barbara in July, and it will basically be everything that my dreams are made of! Caitlyn & Scott are below on the left and they are seriously the sweetest two people you might ever meet. They will be having a dreamy lavender wedding at Dragon Ridge this Spring while Olivia and Brad on the right are kicking it old school in September at the classic and amazing Las Vegas Country Club!! I seriously can not wait to see both of these babes walk down the aisle!
Last November Newfly Films came over and made a video for me to show to my ladies during Bridesgiving dinner… in that version of the video I cried like a little baby telling all of my 2016 brides how much they meant to me, and that my business would basically not survive without them… I wasn’t about to let that cry face make the internet, so I asked my guy Stefan over at Newfly to make me a new cut of the video because it is just too much fun not to share some bits and pieces of my hoes!!
Soo… let’s fucking do work, 2017!