After nearly four years of silence, I’m dusting off this blog to put up some photos of Brandon & Ashley’s wedding from last weekend.
Chances are, if you found this blog, you already know Cozz and/or Ashley, so I don’t need to spend much time introducing them. It’s more likely that you were unable to attend the wedding here in Malawi, so let me give you my perspective on the day.
In short, it was wonderful! We all expected it to rain a little during the day, but were surprised to get rain from early morning to early afternoon. But the weather did not seem to dampen people’s spirits much. Here’s what it looked like…
In short, it was a fantastic wedding!
Hello photo friends!
It is with mixed emotions that I officially announce that I’m not booking any new work. I’ve loved these last few years as a photographer, for all that I’ve learned, and most of all, the people that I’ve met along the way. I think I will always smile when I look back on this stage of my life.
However, the day has come to move on to bigger and better things. If you haven’t heard, Rachel and I are moving to Malawi, Southern Africa in about 19 days. Yes, moving. Yes, to Africa. We’re going to be serving at a church in that very needy country. You can read more about it here.
(That’s NOT me and Rachel… it’s the chief and his wife in Gulule, a village in Malawi I visited in 2007)
The only difficult part is saying goodbye to all the friends I’ve made along the way. I recognize that my business has grown because my past clients have trusted me and referred me to someone else. Thank you, each of you, for your support of me and my photography.
But I know I’m leaving you in good hands. If you need photos in the LA/OC area, I’ve updated my site with a list of photographers I recommend.
What direction will my photography take once I’m in Malawi? I’m as curious as you are. The best way to find out is to watch this blog. You can subscribe to the RSS feed, or sign up to get my latest posts by email. It might be a while before I figure out how to post photos via the African internet, but when I do, I’ll put them here.
Until then, as they say in Malawi:
(Photo by Josh Cook)
I can’t believe this was my last wedding…
As I mentioned in my last post, because Rachel and I are moving to Malawi next month, I wasn’t planning on photographing any weddings in 2009. I ended up doing two, and the second one would be the last wedding I would shoot (at least in California!)
I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to end my career as a wedding photographer with. Chris and Allie have such a cool story about completely re-starting their relationship in a way that honors the Lord. Their wedding was simple and honest, with nothing to distract their guests from the important things. Not only that, but they’re both extremely kind people, and were a delight to work with.
Enjoy my last wedding post…
They were such fun!
I love this one…
The fluorescent lights weren’t working in the chapel, which was a photographer’s dream come true!
Chris & Allie, I loved getting to know both of you. Your relationship is such a great testimony of who God is, and I am so thankful for getting to be a part of your wedding. Blessings!