Can you hear the fanfare? The trumpets? The drums? Well if not, you should because this, dear readers is my 200th post. I seriously can’t believe it. I can’t believe I have sat down here at my computer and stared at this blank screen 200 times. If you think about it, doing 200 of anything adds up to a whole lot – think about it – imagine doing 200 sit ups, or reading 200 books, or cooking 200 meals – see what I mean? When I started this blog I wasn’t really sure what it would be – to me and to you – and I guess 200 posts in I’m still not completely sure. I guess it is a lot like life really – you head out to achieve something and, almost by accident, you manage to achieve a bunch of other things along the way. I guess this space will continue to evolve and change and I hope you will come along for the ride with me…I sure would appreciate that.
I am also so happy that my 200th post happened to be an engagement portrait because, if there is something I have said here a number of times before, there really is something so very special about engagement portraits. While I know a lot of you come here to check out our real weddings, to get ideas for styling and shoes and dresses and flowers (and don’t get me wrong because I love a wedding as much as the next girl) but there really is something so lovely about that time when you are engaged. If I had to put my finger on it I would have to say that it is the general lack of fanfare that really sucks me in. The simplicity and honesty. These portraits are usually just the couple themselves – no family, no stress, no timetable to meet. Just the two of them (and Jason, of course). I’m sure Leo and Carolyn had a great time at their portrait – they sure look like they did – and I’m sure they will look at these photos in years to come as a reminder of that special time they had before they got married, before they made that amazing, crazy, magical step to be together, forever.