On Saturday I hit a business milestone I've been looking forward to all year... photographing my 50th wedding!
I officially started Caitlin Gerres Photography in 2013, but I was able to do a good bit of second shooting in 2012 and continued that over the last couple of years. Shooting alongside other photographers taught me so much those first two years and I've continued to learn and grow from it since then!
And as amazing as second shooting has been, the biggest joy in my business has been meeting and working with so many wonderful CGP couples! I am always so honored when a couple chooses me to be their wedding photographer, because they are inviting me to be an intimate part of their wedding day! I spend more time at their sides than the maid of honor and best man do! I witness moments that many of the guests miss. I hear their vows, the toasts from their loved ones, and the sweet things they say to each other during the first look. I am a witness to their love and the person tasked with preserving those moments for the lifetime to come. That's a huge honor!
So today I'm thinking back over the last 4 years in business and all the wonderful couples that have put their trust in me, starting with those first 3 couples in 2013. And I'm also looking forward to my final two weddings of this year and to meeting all the wonderful couples that will hire Ryan and me to photograph their wedding days next year and in the years to come. Here's to another 50 weddings!