So the other night I was thinking about my successes (for once, instead of my shortcomings) as a professional. I was thinking back on one truly triumphant moment and how I had felt like a World Cup player who's just scored a goal: There is a bubble of excitement, a burst of energy, a moment when you leap for joy, realize you've just scored, you've just won. If you've been watching any of the games, you know what I'm talking about, even if you've never played---it's the moment when the scoring player tears at his shirt in relief, there's a swollen roar from the crowd, and the people in his corner to cheer with him, and dogpile on top of him in triumph.I'm sure there are volumes of literature out there discussing how soccer is a metaphor for have to set goals in order to score, in order to score you have to take a lot of shots on the goal, and you will miss far more than you make.  I've missed a lot of goals, but the ones that I made are so soooo sweet.  And the BIG ones that I made...well, all I can say is that they make the missed shots completely worth it!

karen & travis

Last week I was l had the supreme pleasure of shooting Karen and Travis' wedding with Justin. What a fun couple! By the time we showed up they were already bringing six packs of beer up to Karen's dressing room, haha!Incidentally, since it's a new year I decided to experiment on this wedding with some "new looks" I've been playing around with. I used some self-developed Photoshop coloring on all of the following. Tell me what you guys think!

The groom's daughter Autumn was the flower girlZipper issues!KarenTravis' reaction to Karen in all her finery!The junior bridesmaid Madison...I loved what they did with her hair!Karen and Travis are huge soccer fans, and Karen showed off some of her skillz!This little ring bearer was an absolute gas during the ceremony. I wanted to just keep my lens trained on him for the whole thing!Karen's sister gets a little choked up during the toasts.The first dance