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BethMatt012This is a special post for me because it’s about Beth and Matt, the very first couple who hired me when I decided that I would start a photography business more than 3 years ago now. Beth took a chance on me after just a phone call and generously flew me out from Seattle to Chicago to photograph their 5th anniversary party. I’ve learned a lot about my craft since then (including how to properly format a blog post, as you can see from that link!), but you know what? I’m still proud of those pictures. There was such affection and so much fun happening in that room that night, and it was my goal to capture the emotion honestly. It continues to be my goal at every wedding and event that I shoot. Beth also had me capture her grandmother’s 100th birthday party, and meeting somebody that age who was still so full of humor and love – and still a little edgy! – will always stick with me.

And now Beth and Matt are expecting a little one very soon! Check out that amazing smile on Beth’s face above; that’s how I always think of her. She is such a naturally joyful person that it’s infectious, you really can’t help feeling happy around her. What a happy life this new baby will have with such a wonderful set of parents. I can’t wait to find out if it’s a boy or a girl!BethMatt001BethMatt002BethMatt003BethMatt004BethMatt005BethMatt007BethMatt008BethMatt009BethMatt010BethMatt011

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