2015 – WHEW, what a year! So you’ve already viewed our favorite wedding photos, but now we want to finish off our 2015 review with our most memorable moments. It was a journey full of several ups and downs, but we did not allow the punches to keep us down & out of the match. These aren’t in any order….just some best moments from this year!
We started off the year by winning 3rd out of 1,393 photos in the Shoot & Share photo competition! Several other of our photos made it to Top 100 to Top 10%, but this one place 3rd! 🙂
Throughout the year, we had several wedding blogs ask to publish our work and of course that makes me a little giddy! From Arkansas Bride to the Knot, but here are just a few of the published articles!
Borrowed & Blue–> Jennelle & Ian
The Wedding Concierge–> Jeff & Breah
MyWedding.com –> Michael & Whitney
And to end the year, we received “2015 Very Best Wedding Photographer” by Celebrate Magazine! I can’t even explain how excited we were to receive this! Such an honor to be nominated, let alone voted for by all you! Very grateful for this award and can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.
2. Newest Addition.
Adding Ollie to our life has been a …..challenge, but a blessing too! The joy and love she brings is overwhelming… She actually made me a more organized person.. there are no books, shoes, socks, or basically anything that she could tear up lying around anymore. 🙂
By the way, she isn’t so little anymore…
3. Mexico Adventures.
Our trip to Mexico with too many fun people! We traveled there to shoot a good friend’s wedding and met so many great people along the way! The experience and break came at a very stressful moment and it was exactly what was needed. Mexico Adventures
Ashley & Johnny’s Mexico Wedding
4. Being Transparent – Personal Project
Stepping outside of my comfort zone and releasing a project that not only took alot of sweat and tears from me but from several others. This was something I put off doing for MONTHS, but finally mustered up the courage to release it! Thankful to all the women who shared their story. You Will Not Be Forgotten
5. Belize Adventures.
We probably haven’t talked about it enough, right? 🙂 Our Belize adventures were life changing. The experience of giving back the way we did has affected not only my outlook on the life & what I take for granted, but also the outlook on the people in my life. We were able to travel with 9 other incredible people and I wouldn’t exchange those moments at all. Want more from our trip: Little Chickens, Big Difference
6. Importance of Family.
In the past few months we have had some major, major scares with a couple of family members. I am overjoyed with the love and care we received from those around and thankful to say they are both healthy and working their way to be fully healed. I fully believe THE POWER OF PRAYER is amazing. During the entire experience, it just re-iterated the importance of our family and friends and how thankful we are for each one of you.
I talk about being transparent, but generally leave Jason and my relationship out of it, for the most part. Ya’ll, marriage is not easy, running a business with your spouse is not easy. It takes work, dedication, poor decisions, good decisions, and change. The past 5 years has been full of ups, downs, inbetweens, big hurdles, and small bumps in the road, and who knows what tomorrow will bring! As we hit the 5-year mark and I couldn’t ask for a more loyal and persistent person than Jason. Thank you for always being by my side along this ridiculous roller coaster.
8. Marrying off our best friends.
Our last wedding for 2015 consisted of marrying off two of our favorite people. WHAT A WAY TO END THE YEAR! Not only were we apart of the wedding, but we also shot the wedding and couldn’t have asked for a better bride & groom to work with! Their wedding is a must see, visit their big day on our blog–> Maddie & Ryan Wedding
9. Taking our 2015 Goals Down. 🙂
At the beginning of 2015, we set some goals for ourselves. We normally do this, but keep them private because who wants to throw goals out there and maybe not make it happen. We wanted to be real, and real is you don’t always accomplish your goals. You set the bar high and work your bootay off to make it happen. We still have some work to do, but feel we were able to kick our 2015 goals to the curb! Want to see how we started off 2015? Visit our blog from 10 months ago –> 2015 & Beyond | Vinson Images
10. Photography Growth.
As we continue to shoot more engagements, weddings, families, our style has molded our photography talent continues to grow. We love to see the change in our techniques and style. To put it bluntly, we’ve upped our game. We’ve taken the challenges that have occurred and rocked them, just took a little blood (really), sweat and tears to make it happen! 🙂 Here’s an example from our first wedding to our most recent.
Thanks for being apart of our journey with us, and we can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for us!