One of our main goals is to gain the trust of our clients. It’s definitely necessary for clients to have some trust when they first hire us, just from connecting with the images they see in our portfolio. But, we always make sure to take it a bit further once we meet. We understand that this usually cannot be done within minutes, but we definitely try. :) With Ryan and Miranda we feel like it happened during their engagement session. Miranda’s mom was also with us at that time and it was so great to see her trust in us, as well. Having a mother of the bride who lets us do our thing is a huge blessing. HUGE. We’re SO thankful when we recognize that our relationship with the bride/groom/family is built on trust and believe that together, we are able to create better images because of it.
Ok, enough theory. :) This winter has been so odd! We were completely expecting a freezing cold, snowy December day for Ryan and Miranda’s wedding. In fact, they intentionally changed their date from a summer one to a winter one, to avoid the summer heat. It’s not like the day was warm, but it was definitely not snowy… until the end of the night. We were all so excited about that. Ryan and Miranda were so carefree and truly joyful all day long that playing in the snow felt like an appropriate way to end the night. :)
My favorite line of the day came from Miranda’s sister… “I’m so thankful to have parents who have shown me day in and day out the kind of marriage I want to have.” They’re raised five beautiful children and have earned their respect — isn’t that a goal every parent has (or should have)? Well done, Freitags.
Sidenote – we loved Miranda’s hairstyle so much. Sometimes, when our little Willow (2) wakes from a nap and suddenly has an adorable new curl, we now call it a “Miranda curl”. :)
You may have already seen some of the adorable images from Ryan + Miranda’s first look (and if not, you can view them here).