I photographed my last wedding recently. It wasn't my last of the season...it was my last ever.
For the past twelve years, I have been welcomed into the lives of so many couples. I've been invited to celebrate with them and have been trusted to document their biggest moments. It really means the world to me to have spent these years building so many relationships, even still keeping in touch with my very first bride from 2009. I've loved being invited to first birthdays, bridal showers, and being one of the first to be told big and exciting news, such as babies on the way or a huge job promotion. It's truly been such a wonderful 12 years and I am so happy to have experienced it with you all!
This news likely comes as a surprise, and honestly, it came as a surprise to me as well. I really thought I would be photographing weddings for the remainder of my career. As much as I've loved being a part of these celebrations, I began to realize the moments and milestones I was missing in life. My calendar was often filled 1.5-3 years in advance, so I often missed birthday parties, weddings, graduations, etc. More importantly, I've taken notice of the immense strain weddings were putting on my body and overall health.
Leaving weddings certainly wasn't an easy decision. I spent months going back and forth, uncertain if I was making the right choice for myself. I never realized that updating my website would be such an emotional experience, tears streaming down my face as I "deleted" everything I had spent over a decade of my life working on.
Will I miss weddings? More than I realized I would. Tears streamed down my face as I packed up my equipment at the end of my final evening, still questioning if I had made the right decision. I'm still sad as I type this, but at the same time, I'm really excited for this next part of my life and business. It's been a little over a year since I've opened my new studio location in West Lawn and introduced The Dream Dress Experience, children, and family sessions.
Although I may no longer be offering wedding day coverage, the K. Moss experience will remain the same. My goal of making you feel like the most valued and appreciated person in the world will never change. I am really eager to continue creating photographs that will become your family's heirloom and most prized possession. I'm really excited to see where these next twelve years take me and I hope that you continue to follow me on this journey!