Music plays a huge role in Erica & Ryan’s life together. In fact, they initially met at a Phish concert. Erica works in television and Ryan is the tour manager for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Phantogram, and Blind Pilot. When we first met up on Skype we pretty much talked more about bands we liked than we did about their upcoming wedding. After booking me for their day they reached out asking if I’d be interested in doing an engagement shoot. I was all for it. We agreed it would only be fitting for us to meet up at a record store.
Jess & Patrick pulled out all the stops for their NYE wedding including having a secret surprise location for their “second reception.” After a gorgeous ceremony and dinner at Big Red Sun guests were handed wrist bands, directed to a waiting school bus, and taken to a surprise loft party at 800 Main. Here they rung in the New Year with live music, dancing, and The Big Lebowski being screened on infinite repeat. Thank you Jess & Patrick for such an amazing day! You guys rocked our world.
I just want to say how truly thankful we are to all the people who made last year happen. 2015 marked our fourth year of doing this full time, and those of you who have been following and commenting on our feeds, sharing our work, and booking us to document your lives, we are indebted to you. It has meant everything to us!
Last year saw incredible growth, and a lot of travel for us. We went as far as the middle east to document a beautiful family living in Doha, Qatar. We then hopped around America photographing weddings, engagements, and families throughout Washington, California, Georgia, Oregon, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Colorado. Although we tend to just fly in and out for shoots, we tried to make a point this time of taking some personal days on the road. We spent several days exploring and trying all kinds of new cuisine while in Doha. It was delicious! We also took a day to wander the streets of Boston. I remember being so exhausted, but there is an energy to that city that’s contagious and it pretty much just takes you over. Still, most of our days on the road are spent feeling a little jet-lagged while prepping gear with Law & Order or Friends marathoning on a hotel T.V. Not the most romantic thing in the world… but then again, it kind of is. I can’t believe that my job is to travel around the world meeting amazing people, and then I get to photograph them.
With so much travel and shooting, I didn’t blog nearly as much as I would have liked to. This post does not in any way fully reflect all of our 2015 (some shoots still need blogging!), but it does, I hope, capture the feeling of the year.
Thank you everyone for an amazing year! We truly couldn’t have done all this without you.
We are so profoundly grateful.
Soundtrack: Light Through The Veins by Jon Hopkins (iTunes).
Americanvirus is the personal photo blog of photographer Jonas Seaman. His work has appeared on television's The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Inside Edition, as well as numerous magazines and blogs from around the world.
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