Long time, no chat. How has your summer been? Did you go places, see new things, play in the surf?
We’ve had an AMAZING summer – so many new babies to photograph and carefree happy kids to chase, a couple dozen wonderful weddings, laughter laughed and tears shed for touching vows, memorable speeches, and sunny days. Seriously, I believe we have the best job on the planet.
We’ve also tried really hard to have some balance, so the occasional day at the beach with a great read on my kindle and a guitar in Reilly’s hand has taken priority over our blog, so we could recharge and be ready to do what we do best each day in the office – from shooting through to editing and designing stunning albums for our clients. This time of year is always tough as we’re heads down working through the culmination of months of shooting, but we’re close to winning so we’re happy about that.
I have to say though, I’m SO EXCITED about fall! Sweaters and scarves are two of my favourite things, and I love the crisp cool air. We’ve spent time in the kitchen canning for the first time ever (can’t let the delicious farmer’s market & csa organic veggies go to waste!), and I’m dreaming of pot roasts in the crock pot and apple crisp in the oven. And, of course, many cozy nights around the table with friends.
We’ve got two big things to share before I go, but I’ll be back soon with all the oh-so-delicious stuff we’ve been keeping to ourselves for the past while.
First up, babies & kids! So many of our wedding clients come back to us when they start a family, and I melt a little each time that I get to meet and cuddle any new arrival. As babies become kids and trade sleeping soundly for running around as fast as their legs can take them, we join in on the fun. So, on that note, we quietly launched our babies & kids division over the summer. We are currently offering 50% off any of these sessions as an introductory offer for our blog friends when you mention this post, but it expires in one week so get in touch ASAP to get in our schedule for anytime in the next few months. Check us out online at http://kids.blueolivephotography.com.
And – the second thing I wanted to share – we are deeply thankful to each and every one of our clients and friends who voted for us again in the Georgia Straight reader’s choice awards! To be honest we completely forgot to even remind anyone to vote so there were no tweets or newsletter mentions at all (Reilly didn’t even fill out his own ballot!), which made the call to let us know we had won again that much more a surprise. We’ve been named the Best Wedding Photographers in Vancouver for the third straight row, so a giant THANK YOU to each of you.
We’ll be back soon with lots of eye candy to share.
Miranda (& Reilly!)