Bittersweet emotions are flooding over me today as I pack gear for the final time. I knew this day would eventually come and though I’ve dipped my toes into “retirement” previously – this time – it’s for real.
I came out of wedding retirement four times in the past three years for former clients’ siblings, a colleague’s daughter whose photographer backed out last minute, and tomorrow for a friend. The memories I carry from the weddings I’ve had the honor and privilege of photographing from the past twenty years have been fun to revisit. As I logged a few miles with my father today, we replayed our highlight reel of fun adventures and questionable moments. Maybe one day, I’ll share the stories and adventures in a handful of photo essays.
Of course, the question that’s been asked is… What’s Next?
I guess we will have to wait and see…