Eeeek! We woke up to an amazing surprise today! And the best part? We’re not alone! We get to celebrate with our sweet, sweet friend Katelyn James and her husband Michael, who are visiting Arizona from their home state of Virginia for the very first time. We love having them here and are so excited that we get to play hosts in our brand new guest room for the very time! And tour guides. There WILL be mandatory photos with saguaros (that’s a cactus for all you non-desert dwellers) and prickly pear ice tea (and some work dates too because WPPI is right around the corner!) We also have the wonderful Annamarie Akins and Caroline Logan visiting, too, so, basically, our hearts are just overflowing with happiness from having so many people we love here at once!
We stayed up WAY too late last night catching up with each other, so we got a bit of a late start this morning, and were trying to have a productive “work morning” until Rangefinder Magazine, the premiere magazine for wedding and portrait photographers, as well as the official magazine of WPPI, came into our inbox. And then all things productive stopped and the celebrating and giddy squeals began! We are sooooo honored and excited that Rangefinder named us and Katelyn James as two of the 10 Educators to Watch at this year’s WPPI! Eek! We are seriously blown away by this honor and can’t believe we got to celebrate together in person!