Happy New Year, friends! I wanted to start the year off with this incredibly sweet and very humbling letter I received from Arlene Thompson. She is the mother of Emily Bryan, a friend and bride, whose wedding to Ethan I had the honor of capturing this summer. Emily and Ethan are two of the kindest and most gracious people I've ever met. After spending time with both of their families it is obvious that they both come from a long line of warm-hearted and generous souls. To have Mrs. Thompson take the the time to express her appreciation means more to me than she'll ever know. Running your own business isn't for the faint of heart, but knowing that I've made this sort of impact makes it all worth it. My hope for this coming year is that I am fortunate enough to continue to love and serve families like the Thompsons & Bryans.
Greetings from N.J. and from Emily Bryan’s family. This little note is long overdue; I have wanted to send a gigantic hug of appreciation to you for your service and skills as you captured Emily and Ethan’s special day in August.
I remember the exact moment at the Friday evening rehearsal when you walked over to me and introduced yourself. Having never met, I was stuck by your cheerfulness, kindness and grace. You felt like a family member immediately and I knew why Emily and Ethan had hoped you could be their wedding photographer. You were not just shooting another event; you were serving friends and family and treated us like that throughout the weekend. I’ve been told by others that they never “saw” a photographer at the wedding. I think that is because you were so gracious and graceful and part of the gathering. Few people can do that well.
I want to thank you for your personal kindnesses, I remember moments of support you gave and suggestions you made - all to our benefit. I hope that as you worked you also enjoyed the celebration. I felt you were more a guest, a friend.
THEN… I saw the wedding portfolio and became aware of your skills and want to thank you for capturing precious moments I never saw that day and moments I will be able to savor for years. Your work is lovely. I believe your photos reflect what your heart sees. God has placed vision and beauty in your heart and we have been blessed by it and you. Thank you, Taylor.