Paul and I took a much needed trip down to the Yucatan Peninsula a few weeks ago and came back super refreshed and ready to start this year's wedding and portrait season. We stayed in a fun little boutique place a few blocks from the beach, but the highlight of the trip was most definitely seeing the Mayan Ruins in Tulum and swimming in an underground cenote, with bats flying around us and being face to face with million year old stalactites and stalagmites. Here are a handful of our favorite photos - taken by iphones, mind you. Enjoy.
holy smokes, this has been one epic year of travel! it started in late winter on a trip to the oregon coast, then off to las vegas for our annual WPPI conference and a quick trip to the grand canyon (we fell in love with arizona!). we celebrated our 10-year anniversary as a couple hiking the sleeping bear sand dunes and kayaking lake superior on michigan's upper peninsula. our clients took us to chicago, cooke forest, and a north carolina vineyard wedding off the blue ridge mountains. and finally, the year ended with a trip to maui on a family vacation that we will never forget. however, being away so much made us realize just how lucky we are to have our home here, surrounded with so many loving friends and family. we are so thankful for your unconditional love and support, and for the best clients we could possibly ask for. not to mention, we love coming home to the purrs and snuggles of two adorable kittens we adopted this year, alfie and miso.
on a professional level, we tried to push ourselves to the limit with how we approach photography. our motto has always been to give the best customer service above all else. but this year, we really wanted to push that more and take on a collaborative approach. we saw each project as a way to work with our clients, molding their ideas with our vision and style. the results have been so rewarding for both us, and them.
below is a sampling of work done for aperture this year, as well as a few personal photo projects sprinkled in from our travels. also, please click here to see one of our favorite engagement sessions we've done thus far - a stop-motion movie "save-the-date". we hope you enjoy these, and we cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store for us!
love, h & p