Wednesday, January 27, 2010

a year (of work) in pictures


















A huge part of the reason that 2009 will rest in my memory as A Very Good Year (Maybe Our Best So Far) is work. Work has been ridiculous this year, ridiculous in an amazing IcantbelieveIgetpaidtodothis kind of way.

We have travelled a silly number of miles to some stupidly beautiful places and met some of the funniest and sweetest people ever (we've met some crazy people too, but that's a discussion for a whole other blog. A blog that my husband won't let me write). We seriously did not expect the whole wedding photography gig to be this much fun or offer us this many opportunities. It was just supposed to pay our bills. Which it has done, which is nice, which is partly why it's been a good year.

But dude! We've been to France! And we've been to Wiltshire (where the sun shines and there are lions and tigers and wolves! Oh my!). We've photographed Scottish weddings and English weddings French weddings and Australian weddings in Scotland.

We've been invited into peoples homes, invited into their lives, invited to their wedding tables to share puddings with them and their tiny collection of guests. We've been witnesses for couples who eloped to cliff tops and we've driven home from receptions listening to our own wedding playlist, smiling silently and holding hands, marvelling at the capacity for friends and families and couples to love and share and celebrate.


It's been a good year.



See Lillian and Leonard's complete year in photos here. There is some surprisingly good shit.



All photos by me and husband, aka Lillian and Leonard Wedding Photography.
Available to travel. Expecially if there are lions involved. Or pudding.









22 comments:

  1. WOOT! Of course I'm *not* surprised in the least little bit. And 2010 will bring you to NYC - and things are only going to get better for you two because you are just incredible talents.

    If we ever renew our vows, I know who I'm calling. :)

    You guys rock. So glad P&P is turning out to be the successful enterprise that it is - you are ridiculously talented, and you deserve every bit of it. I am so very happy for you. Truly. Enjoy every bit of it.

    love,
    -maria

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  2. The second photograph is simply breathtaking.

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  3. Oh these are so lovely--I especially LOVE the 6th one down of the double bust shot of the couple. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
    Katherine

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  4. Sounds like a great way to live! I don't think I could complain either and the pictures are fantastic.

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  5. Not so "surprisingly good" to some of us... Some of us *know* how good you two are! Beautiful collection!

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  6. What a truly inspiring year!!!

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  7. Your photos are breathtaking in every way possible. I can imagine you had a terrific year - isn't it cool to say WORK caused that? Two thumbs up.

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  8. I wish you had been our wedding photographer *sigh*. Ours was mean, and nowhere close to as talented as you two.

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  9. l&l does not turn out 'surprisingly good shit'. it's just fucking good. period.

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  10. i've always thought to truly love what you do is the best shit of all

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  11. Good shit? YES! Surprising? Fuck no. xx

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  12. beautiful. please come and take beautiful pictures for me. I will think of an occasion.

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  13. 'blush' and 'grin'

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  14. You guys are so talented! Keep it up and I know 2010 will be even better!!

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  15. yay! you guys are so amazingly talented, you deserve the very good year you had.

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  16. And I bet 2010 is going to be so much BETTER on this front I think (hopefully on all fronts)... if that's even possible. Maybe less crazies will make it possible ;)

    So happy. Wishing this sort of work joy for us ALL in 2010 :)

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  17. Maybe you should beg a little for that Other blog, on our behalf... sounds awesome.
    Wonderful photos, love your blog!

    Emily

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  18. You always post amazingly beautiful stuff. I love the bandaid picture.

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  19. I found your blog through "martha.writes" blog and I just fell in love with your photos, they are amazing! I have never liked photos with mirrors too much but the last one, it's just incredible! I'll keep coming back :)

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  20. These are really very nice wedding photos. I am very big fan of watching the wedding photos.Thanks for the post you've shared!

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  21. Great post! So glad to find someone who loves what they do!

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play nice.