The word “client” seems like such a formal word. So often Kyle gets on to me for using it in meetings when we’re talking about the wonderful couples that we get to work with. But, to me, it’s a term of endearment. If you look it up, Merriam-Webster defines client as, “one that is under the protection of another.” This just gives the relationship we have so much more depth and meaning. Please just know that we take the phrase “under the protection of another” very, very seriously. We would go to the end of the earth for our amazing clients and back again. And, if you know us, you know the truth. We both get pretty attached to the amazing couples we get to work with. And we have a hard time saying goodbye when we deliver your wedding album and heirloom pieces.
We recently did a wedding reveal with a couple that we’ve been working with for well over a year and a half. As we were discussing the fun that we had all had together over the last several months and the adventures yet to come during their bridal session, our bride broke down in tears. No, Kyle didn’t tell another bad joke. She just felt so strongly about the time that we had all spent together, and the relationship we had developed. She was so grateful that they weren’t just another client passing through our door, but that we had all become such good friends.
During this couple’s wedding I stood at the back of the room during their day-of-slideshow and cried like a baby. I am so grateful that we have become such good friends with these “clients.” You may be laughing, but it is completely true. (And admittedly it’s not the first time, nor will it be the last).
It’s to all of our dear “clients,” and now friends, that Kyle and I want to say thank you to. From the very, very bottom of our hearts. There’s no way in the world that we would be able to do what we do, or love it as much as we do if we didn’t get to share it with you. Photographing people is such a personal experience, especially when it comes to your wedding.
We cannot even begin to tell you how much it means to both of us that you chose us to be there for the biggest day of your life, and that you put your most treasured memories into our hands. More than that, we cannot thank you enough for letting us into your lives, and your families’ lives, as easily as you do. At some point or another you’ve all been in our home, and some of your family members have been in our home as well. We’ve gone to dinner together, cried together, and most of all laughed together. And please just know, that we wouldn’t change any of it, ever. YOU are the reason that we do what we do.
In a time where our business and lives are changing and evolving faster than we could ever imagine we can’t thank you all enough for standing by our sides and supporting what we do. Most of our actual related family members think we’re crazy, but you’re always along for the ride, and trust in whatever crazy thing we ask you to do. Can I just say that you are a special type of people? Not everyone would do that. ? And not every wedding photographer is lucky enough to have “clients” like you. We are SO, SO lucky.
You should know that you will never, ever be people who just come and go. You are so, so important to us, and we will never forget you, and the impact that you have had on our lives, even for a split second. Even if you move to Hawaii or Guam or Tonga. We have learned so much from you, and we can’t thank you enough for teaching us, being patient with us, and being the best support system that anybody (not just your wedding photographers) could ever have.
We love you all from the bottom of our hearts, and are so grateful for all of the fun, wonderful memories and experiences you’ve brought into our lives. You should know that. We would not be the people (not just photographers) that we are without you, and we will never, ever, be able to say thank you enough.