About one year ago Bernadette and I stumbled across a new wedding photographer blog.  We used to hunt for other wedding photographer blogs as vigorously as I hunt for Cheez-its in our kitchen.  That might be a bad example because it's not that hard to hunt for cheez-its in our kitchen because Bernadette just bought this super sized box that's about the size of ten boxes in one, and it's Awesome... but I digress...

The blog we found belonged to Ashley and Jeremy Parsons.  They were a married couple photography duo from my mother's home town of Kansas City.   They made fantastic images and qualified for our elite RSS Feed rotation.  They were as cool as anybody else making fantastic images as far as we were concerned, but then one day they made something that we had never seen before.  They made THIS slideshow, and it redefined what Bernadette and I thought could be possible with what we were doing with An Endless Pursuit.  Shortly after we read this post by them, and decided that these were people we HAD to meet.  Please stop reading until you click on the previous two links, and then we will continue...

I sent an email to Ashley and Jeremy right after Thanksgiving that I wanted to surprise Bernadette for Christmas by taking her to the Don't Give Up Project, which is a workshop they put on in Colorado every summer for photographers.  It seemed like an amazing plan until Bernadette told me about another amazing plan that she was pregnant with our second child!  I emailed Ashley and Jeremy back to tell them I was bummed that we wouldn't be able to go, and they wrote back that they were thinking of doing a smaller workshop just for married couples at their home in February.  I didn't know the details, the workshop hadn't been announced, and I sent them a deposit an hour later.  We were in!

Thank you to our amazing new friends, Ashley and Jeremy, Jen and Brad, Heidi and Kevin, and Kelly and Ray.  We had a blast getting to know each of you and we cannot wait until we meet again.

What happened last week was nothing short of unbelievable from playing Dance Central 2, to eating amazing meals, to incredible talks, to drinking gallons of tasty coffee, to staying up until three in the morning dissecting our business. We made eight new friends.  We were rekindled with a new appreciation for the role of our business within our marriage.  We were inspired as artists.

We flew back to DC on Wednesday night in love with life.  We have so much left to share; so many stories to tell.

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