There are professions out there that are life saving. Doctors perform meticulous surgeries, fire fighters combat fires rescuing people out of collapsing buildings, life guards pull people out the depths of the ocean, volunteers take their time giving strangers hope to not give up on life. Being photographers we aren’t saving lives, but something we have learned is that we are saving memories. None of us have perfect minds that have the power to remember everything we go through in life. Sometimes that’s for the better, but sometimes it’s better to remember. When you have lost someone you love little details about them can disappear from your mind, where creases on their face laid, how they looked at you, the way they smiled. When you are arguing with your wife/husband and you can’t remember why you married them, it’s just memories fading.
This past year has been one filled with incredible highs for us. We got to go on amazing adventures and be a part of so many wonderful couples lives. 2014 has also been a year where we have reached what we thought were some unreachable goals when it comes to photography. I remember looking through RangeFinder magazine in the past years and thinking how amazing it would be to be on their 30 rising stars list. We were contacted by RangeFinder Magazine this past year and we must have read that email over a million times just to make sure we read the words correctly… we had been nominated. We left it at that, knowing what an incredible honor is is to just be nominated and viewed it as already an achievement for us, never expecting to be contacted back. Receiving the email telling us we were chosen out of thousands and named as one of 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography for 2014 is something I don’t think will ever quite set in. On top of that being named one of Canada’s top wedding photographers under 30 years of age by the CPC for 2014 was mind blowing. It was also a goal of ours to get published in a print magazine, so it was pretty exciting we were published in four print magazines this past year.
On the other side of the scale, we did face some lows like most of you out there. We lost Dallas’s Nana as well as a close friend tragically. If anything though, losing them is what has strengthened in our minds why photography is so important. I found myself looking through old photos, remembering better times… just remembering. It’s funny how a photograph can turn into a prized possession so quickly.
Photography may not physically save lives, but it saves memories. Thank you to all the couples that trusted us with your memories. We are so looking forward to 2015 and all of it’s adventures!
Here’s a collection of a few of our favourite photographs from this past year.
Dallas & Sabrina K.
Music Credit: From Gold by Novo Amor