It’s impossibly difficult to talk about this past year without getting a little bit emotional–so many encouraging things happened over here at SDP and quite a few changes took place for our little family, too. 2013 began with a new and exciting endeavor–I became determined to shoot film, and to shoot it well. Film quickly became part of my workflow and has changed my approach to photography more than I could have imagined–it is now such an essential part of how I photograph weddings, how I interact with clients during sessions, and how I view and appreciate my own work. I love film deep, deep in my heart and can’t imagine my work without it.
This past year proved also to be my busiest, most exciting season yet–so much (SOOOOO MUCH!) joy, excitement, emotion, and sincerity in the stories I documented. So many kind and encouraging clients I got to meet and beautiful, beautiful places I got to visit. In 2013 I traveled to Austin, LA, Boston, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Philadelphia, and to all different parts of North Carolina, always with my camera in hand. I had the chance to shoot a courthouse elopement, to photograph farm weddings and backyard weddings and church weddings and destination weddings, and Sarah Der Photography even made its very first big move–all the way up to Boston, Massachusetts!
Now that New England is our home, Bryan and I are settling in to life in the city, a new job for him and making new friends for me, and working together to raise our new little puppy, Stout (who is super cute I MIGHT ADD). Boston is exciting, but spending 2013 with the people pictured above, in the wonderful South (which I have come to truly adore) was such a gift, and such a blessing.
BUT 2014 is going to be pretty cool, too. Stout will gain about 70 pounds and become a giant (hopefully well behaved) goofy companion for us. Toulouse will settle into his role as Master of the Apartment and resident City Kitty. Bryan and I will explore New England and travel down south to see his little sister get married (…more tears!). And Sarah Der Photography will grow and plant seeds here in the city, hopefully meeting new couples and photographing weddings here in Boston, up in Maine, and all around New England…!
Cheers to the New Year! I certainly can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for we Ders and thanks for keeping up with all that is new here at SDP!