Right now I'm sitting at my desk with the morning coffee sniffling every 2-4 seconds. It's day three of a blooming Autumn cold — better this week than next I keep telling myself. Between the heavy amounts of sleep and sneezes I've been getting caught up on most of my work from the last few weeks. I think it's time to finally share some of my favorite photos from the year.
"It all seems so very arbitrary. I applied for a job at this company because they were hiring. I took a desk at the back because it was empty. But, no matter how you get there or where you end up, human beings have this miraculous gift to make that place home."
Creed Bratton's last line in the Office finale is the chord that struck loudest with me — isn't life so very arbitrary? It's funny how you can never connect the dots looking forward. These dots began to form almost 3 years ago when Into the Wild played a show at Main Street Bar & Grill (RIP) with this band called At Anchor, with Caleb, Marc, and other fine dudes I'd get to know over the coming years.
As time went on, it wasn't long until I heard the news that Marc & Amanda had been engaged; soon after they had reached out to inquire about wedding and engagement photos. On a rainy fall morning we met at a diner to discuss details: it was then they surprised me with offering to join them in their wedding adventure in Las Vegas. Initially I was shocked & excited: my first destination wedding with people that weren't complete strangers in a city gleaming with lights sounded almost too good to be true. We wrote the dates, settled on details, and I was nearly finished with my third cup of coffee before it settled in just how awesome this event was about to be.
Of course when we landed in Vegas it was record-high temperatures: this was peak summer weather for me. The air was dry and hot, and the wind was like a heater on your face. It was a sweaty affair. It was a fun, exhausting, and truly memorable few days in Vegas for what I considered to be "work". This is what I truly love most about my job, 95% of the time it never feels like work. I get to make lifelong memories with people doing what I love.
Anyways, here's some photos.