As we move into winter and end another fabulous year, we invite you to take a look at 2017's most memorable moments...
Our year kicked off with a bang when we headed to Seattle, Washington to meet Julia & Chris for their epic destination wedding at the Kiana Lodge. After they said "I Do," the four of us went on a grand adventure to hike in the Olympic National Forest. This timeless couple took my breath away as they clutched hands on the dock at Lake Crescent. So romantic! We made sure to get a shot of their duck boots and wedding garb combo, which seemed too quintessential a PNW photo to pass up. L.L. Bean apparently agreed and asked it they could feature the photo on their Instagram. How cool!
In February 2018, we will begin our 6th year of business. We've met so many charming couples. Words fail to describe how fortunate we are to know so many incredible people. Our clients allow us a glimpse into their world as we all go on a creative journey together. Here's a tiny sample of 2017's wedding collaborations!
Over in Clown World, the other side of our life, things have been active! I have been working with Healthy Humor, as one of their Red Nose Docs. This amazing arts organization helps create moments of joy, wonder, laughter and comfort for hospitalized children. I'm so honored to be a part of the programs at Johns Hopkins and Children's National Medical Center.
In April, Bobby and I helped host the annual DC fundraiser for Clowns Without Borders USA, Take Laughter with You. This benefit is a chance for families to enjoy an exciting night of performances while learning more about the important work of CWB. Save the date for next year's event: March 17, 2018!
(Thank you to our buddy, Rich Riggins, for taking the shots of Bobby and me performing together!)
Engagement sessions are so fun, because there truly is no format. Whenever a client has a cool idea, we are down to try it. Melody & Forrest came to us with a vision to embody the style of Wes Anderson's films while exploring their former campus of University of Maryland. Needless to say, we loved this idea. After all, our dogs are named after characters from The Life Aquatic!
Speaking of dogs...lots of couples wanted to include Fido this year. Bringing your dog along on an engagement session is a great way to take the focus off yourself, if you're feeling less than eager about carrying all the attention. Also, it's a rare opportunity to have professional photos taken with your favorite furry friend. We had some real cuties join us this year!
As our favorite season, fall, rolled around, so did the family photo sessions. These are some of my favorite days, getting to run around with little ones, and document the sweetness that we catch in between rounds of tag. Or, slowing down to the pace of a newborn and enjoying that unmistakable baby smell. Take a look at these little loves!
Vermont is one of our favorite places in the world. Any time we can make it up to my grandmother's vacation home for a getaway, we do! It's sacred ground, since we were married there in the backyard, in 2012. This year we managed to grab over a week at my family's beloved, Little House. The time is all about being present and quiet in nature. We take hikes, catch sunsets, and sit by the fire. Bliss.
We want to give a big shoutout to our employee, Tamara Palmer, whose communication wizardry and business acumen has helped lift us to new heights this year. Our Publications page has certainly seen a boost! Such a pleasure, working with someone we respect so much, and have a blast with. We love you T!
The last notable update is that we have moved into a new home in Baltimore. We were so happy to find a cozy new row home to settle into, while still staying in the neighborhood we adore, Pigtown! We are enjoying real city living and can even hear the National Anthem being sung from Camden Yards. O!
As we look to the year ahead and enjoy time with our family and friends, (and, of course, the Dachshunds!), we feel mighty grateful. 2017 has been good to us, and 2018 will be our busiest year to date. Bobby and I are so thankful for our clients, who inspire us, challenge us to grow as artists, and often, become our friends. This business we've built has a life of its own now, and you good people are a big part of what makes it special. Thank you so much!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year,
Bobby & Kolleen Kintz