I’m still alive!!! Can you believe it?! Where have I been you may be wondering. Well…….I’ve intentionally slowed down a bit. Two thousand sixteen was my busiest wedding season to date. It was a long season filled with so many amazing moments, amazing families and amazing couples. If I’m being completely honest though, it was exhausting. You know when you love something, but at a certain point, you decide something needs to change………yeah, that was me last year. So I took 10 less weddings than normal and for 2018 I’ve taken even less. I was becoming burned out from something that has given me so much. So many amazing connections that I’ve been fortunate enough to make. And so many couples have become friends, something which I feel like is such a blessing.
So what have I been up too now that I’ve slowed down?! I’m back to work full time, volunteering as a board member for the local Meals on Wheels, running again, and watching my daughter turn into a pretty amazing young lady (not my little girl anymore). I went through a bit of a funk which we all go through from time to time and with a recent kick in the butt (which was totally needed), I’m back at it! Now the all important question- am I still shooting weddings? YES I AM. Just not nearly as many as I used too. How about elopements? Well, yes, depending on when and where. Less weddings means quicker turnaround. It’s just Carrie, circa 2008 when I started shooting weddings……..only with better gear and more experience under my belt! I’ve always juggled two jobs…….either as a photographer and a designer in the home and now a photographer and an employee outside of the home. Same Carrie, less weddings.
So let’s get back to weddings. More importantly, lets’s get back to some awesome weddings that I didn’t get around to sharing last year that really need to be shared with the world! First up is Caitlin and Michael’s beautiful day at the always amazing Inn at Weathersfield. Always so much loveliness on these amazing grounds…..
A sweet moment with Michael and his daughter.
One of the great things about the Inn, is that there are so many wonderful spots for the ceremony. By the pond, amongst the trees in the amphitheater, on the front porch, in the garden, inside in front of a fireplace or in the field…….
Check out those amazing flowers that Caitlin did herself…….amazing, right?
Now lets take a walk around the property…..
This was my first time heading to this particular covered bridge and I must tell you that it was love at first site.
Add in a photo with the bridge caretaker and you’re golden!!
Time to get back to that intimate dinner that was a dream to capture…….literally!!
Thank you, Caitlin and Michael for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful day!