January 1, 2011

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Happy 2011!

There’s so much to say about 2010. I’ve been back in the Philly area for two years now and can hardly believe how lovingly I’ve been welcomed and embraced by my old home. I showed up in December 2008 – the recession had just hit and things were bad. I knew merely a handful of people around here and absolutely no professional connections to help me get established. 2009 was rough for all of us. I wondered if I’d made the right decision in moving from San Francisco. I had forgotten how cold this area could get. I missed my friends on the west coast. But I also photographed some beautiful weddings. I started meeting other wedding people. I began to understand the differences in east coast vs. west coast weddings.

2010 was looking up. Brides found LDP through friends and family, wedding coordinators, other wedding vendors, online review sites, and bridal fairs. I shot weddings all over the area. From an 8 person wedding to a guest list of 300. It was a great year.

Not only that but I moved to a new address, got in better shape, ran a half marathon, raised money for multiple sclerosis, and built stronger friendships.

And now we’re at 2011 and I’m blown away by how lucky I’ve been. I rang in the new year with an incredible couple (congrats, Trish & Tom!) and a truly awesome wedding. My calendar is filling up with the most amazing couples (you’ll see!). They’re laid back, hilarious, adorable and (knock on wood) don’t seem to have one ounce of bridezilla to them. I’m thrilled for the new venues I’ll see this year and psyched to see familiar faces at reception facilities and in bridal parties.

So much has happened in the past 2 years and I’m just amazed. Amazed and grateful. Thank you to each and every one of you – family member, friend, bride, groom, coordinator, florist, DJ, etc.

Every month I feature new images for download for you to use as your desktop background. Click to download it and see it at its huge size and resolution.


*Please note these images are made available for personal use only.

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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