May 16, 2019

Ten years.

I’ve been thinking about this blog post for, admittedly, several years. This year holds a lot of special things for us. What most people don’t know is that the year I got married was the same year I picked up a camera and started both of my businesses (this one and Kaleigh Turner Creative). You may think that those things don’t go hand-in-hand, but they do in a way that I can’t begin to describe.

My sweet husband has never said to me, “No, you’d never be able to do that.” He’s never held me back or urged me to do things the safe way. Jason has never been anything but my cheerleader, standing beside me and telling me that I can take on the world if it’s what I want. Twelve years ago, a man I didn’t know I needed walked into my life and forever changed it. Ten years ago, he made me the luckiest girl by marrying me. He promised to love me and cherish me for the rest of our lives, and while every day hasn’t been perfect, it’s been perfect every day because Jason has dedicated his life to holding up those promises he made to me ten years ago. He’s good and kind, and I couldn’t ask for a better husband and partner in crime all these years.

Thank you, Jason, for being my shoulder, my cheerleader, my my ride-or-die, my best friend, my teammate, and my love .Thank you, honey, for being everything I dreamed a husband would be, and for surprising me every day with your understanding and willingness to take on the world with me.

Happy Anniversary, Jason, my love. Here’s to ten more and fifty after that.

Wedding Photos by Amanda Donaho Photography

As for Kaleigh Turner Photography, so much life has been seen in the past decade in front of my camera – moments so intimate and happy and pure that I’ve been afraid to breathe at times for I may ruin the moment with the smallest sound. I’ve seen old hands take young hands into their own and offer 60 years of marriage advice, while tears fall from the newly married couple. I’ve seen mommas delicately place a veil and then look so proud of the woman her baby girl has become. I’ve seen grooms take a deep breath before turning around to see his bride and his face crumbling in awe of her beauty. I’ve seen best friends celebrate, laughter, tears, endless dancing, private moments, love letters read aloud, heartache at those who are missing, secret glimpses across the room, and so much more of the life that happens every second in front of my camera.

So from one of my first weddings…

To one of my most recent…

To say I’m grateful to all of you that I was trusted to be a part of those moments is an understatement. To those of you that have been with me since day one, I’m grateful for your faith in me, even when I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I’m grateful to you all in more ways than I can say. Here’s to ten years of getting to do what I love and ten more after that.

xoxo

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