2014 – A year in review by Solas Studios Photography

As we gear up for our final wedding of 2014, we want to take a moment to reflect on all of the beautiful people we have had the pleasure of meeting, and working with this year. Some of them have ended their journey with us, while others are just beginning. But ALL of them have enriched our lives in ways that we could never put into words, and would fail if we tried.

Over the last year, we have taken over 20,000 photographs. No, that’s not a typo. We’ve photographed families, high school seniors, landscapes, couples, weddings, and yes – a couple of our own personal photos. We spent most of the last 364 days devoted to what we love. We’ve also eaten, slept, and played a few video games. We’ve photographed in the wind and rain, in the sweltering heat, in 20 degree temperatures, during the day, late at night, been eaten alive by mosquitoes, and the list goes on. But, we wouldn’t trade it for the world, because we live to love what we do. We’ve met people and seen things that we never would have, if it weren’t for the people who found us, and invited us into their lives. Those who have entrusted us to photograph them are owed a huge thank-you, from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn’t have had such an amazing year without you. Those who have yet to be photographed, have much to look forward to in 2015! We are excited to make another 20,000 photographs before the year’s end. Maybe more!

In all of the planning, and preparing for a wedding day, it is sometimes forgotten what a precious gift we are all given, by being able to get together with people we love and cherish on our wedding day. Our photographs are often one of the few things we have to take with us, and to help us to remember when our memories fade. Sometimes people move away, lose touch, and sadly, some pass away. This year especially, we have been reminded that being photographers not only brings us joy and a great sense of honor, but it also serves a bigger purpose. Some of the greatest moments we have captured are those that have served as memorials, that were never expected when those photos were taken. We never know how much time we have on this earth, and to be able to capture the essence of the people who step in front of our lenses, forever, is truly an honor that is often overlooked.

That said, we would like to close out the year by sharing with you some of our favorite moments from 2014. It was hard to narrow it down, because we have so many of them! We hope you enjoy the glimpse of the wonderful year we have had. Here’s to bigger and better things in 2015! Happy New Year!

Le gach dea-ghuí,
(With all good wishes)

Colleen & Greg

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