2015 was a blur. Filled with fleeting moments like these. Looking over our past year in work it is hard not to break into song… 525600 minutes. RENT fans know what I’m talking about. “How do you measure the life of a woman or a man?” For those of you who now have that song stuck in your head, you’re welcome! Anyway, I find that question both haunting and challenging at the same time. Time is the universal currency and it is in limited supply. A concept Mr. J. Timberlake helped me grasp thanks to his movie “In Time.” Side note: If you haven’t figured out that Katie and I are movie buffs, well, we are! What else do you do during late night Lightroom marathons?
Putting this post together is never easy; life is messy and it’s filled with ugly crying, but also belly laughing with pig snorts. Those are my personal favorites. My life, had it been captured to the degree we capture a wedding day, would be filled with candid raw emotion and a full toddler tantrums to boot.
When we pull our digital shoebox out 20 years from now, we want to cry, laugh, and then cry some more – all the while seeing the beauty that is in the chaos – the imperfection, those in between moments. We will ask, “where did the time go?” as we look into each other’s now middle aged faces, filled with more laugh lines I hope. I know I will wish we could go back to in time, yet we know the best is still ahead. I wonder what advice my older self would give to me now. What things will matter then?
The beauty is truly in the journey, not the destination and your wedding is one day of adventure you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life! Katie and I have a total of 40 images from our wedding in 2007. We have one on display in our home. Our goal, our passion, is to capture a wedding like it was our own and treat every couple as if it was us. Our style is James & Katie; it is what we would want had we the opportunity to do it all over again, we wouldn’t but we joke about it.
I can tell you that we were concerned with things that now we laugh about. I wish we had spent more time together and less time worrying. It all turned out and after 8 years of marriage we’re still figuring things out, we don’t have it all together, but we have each other. That makes everything worth it and we wouldn’t change a thing.
Happy 2016! We have so much to be grateful for. Live a #LifeRevered.
Simon and Julia were married at her grandfather’s cabin in the Northwoods. Julia has spent many a summer on the lake in Eagle River Wedding Venues and it served as the perfect backdrop for their nuptials. Guests arrived via pontoon and were escorted to their seats in white wooden chairs near the water’s edge. Their friends and family traveled from across the globe to be there and celebrate with them. I don’t think these two could have been any more in love on their wedding day and the natural beauty of Wisconsin was truly on display for their Aussie attendants to enjoy. From the first look to their first dance, emotions, and excitement fueled their day and allowed for many personal moments between the bride and groom that we often don’t see on a traditional wedding day.
Instead of having a traditional wedding cake, they enjoyed a variety of pies, Wisconsin cheeses, and raspberries. Subtle accents of pine and eucalyptus were used throughout their table and floral decorations. Simon’s blue jacket, hat, and bow tie made for great accent pieces with an Australian flare. A highlight of the day came near the end of the dinner during both the mother of the groom speech and also during the dance when Simon serenaded us all and didn’t leave a dry eye in attendance. It is in these moments that we find ourselves truly blessed to be in the presence of such remarkable people who have found each in serendipitous circumstances.
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