2015: The Year of Change

About a month ago, we had to make the absolutely horrible decision to put our loving four-legged companion of 15 years, Dreyfuss, to sleep. It's the worst that pets don't live nearly as long as we humans do, but that's how it is and we have to cope.

Almost immediately following that devastating experience, we set out on a vacation to the Pacific Northwest to celebrate our 15-year anniversary. We spent time in Portland: exploring the city, taking day trips to the coast and to the Columbia River Valley to hike amongst old growth forests and waterfalls. We traveled North of Seattle to Whidbey Island, a quaint island nestled almost to the Canadian border, where we relaxed, read books by the ocean, hiked more and talked.

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Our past 15 years have been a blessing. It hasn't always been easy, but I think we would both admit that our love is magnitudes of order deeper than it was when we first got married.

As I returned to work, something wasn't right. Perhaps I got stirred by the book that I was reading over vacation (Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman, by the way) or maybe it was something that had been brewing for a while, but ultimately it led to me leaving my job at AMC to focus 100% of my time and effort on our photography business.

This business has been something that has been a part of our life for the past decade. Over the past few years, we've steadily gotten busier and are really excited about this next step. We plan to open a studio in our house later this fall and are already booking weddings for 2016.

Jumping into this endeavor without a net...it's scary to be sure. But we've had so much amazing support in our photography business over the years and have received so many positive notes of encouragement over the past several weeks that we feel confident in this change, no matter how large it is.

Bring on 2016!

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