I realized earlier this year, that I was arrested 10 years ago (tomorrow to be exact). I’ve had that on my calendar to blog about (so check back tomorrow for my reflections on being arrested), but what I didn’t think about was how today was the anniversary of my last day at Target. Even though the hours were crazy, I loved the job and the people I met. I’m still friends with many of the people I worked with at Target. I photographed 13 of my 57 weddings because I either worked with one of the clients or they were referred because of another Target wedding. Almost 1/4 of my weddings! So even though the next day at 2 a.m., my life would change in so many ways, I had a great time with co-workers who are still very dear friends. Shout out to my Target friends!!
Last night, we had a reunion with some of my co-workers from ten years ago. 🙂
Ten and a half years ago, I was working at Target. It was a low paying, overworking job. I remember Christmas was just a day to sleep in and work like crazy before and after. But I can look back on that time and I realize I made a LOT of friends and met future clients there. These friends and clients led to more friends and clients.
I met the following clients at Target…
The following were referred to me by Target friends…
I was reminded of all of the connections I have through working at Target because we went to a party last night with someone I worked with. I’ve made lots of friends through those friends. Here’s a few fun shots from last night.
So if you’re in a job right now that doesn’t pay a lot or you just hate it. You may be making connections that will last over ten years AND meeting some new clients. Who knows, you might make friends with your co-worker’s friends too. 🙂
The last stop on our cross country drive was The Dufours! What are they up to now? Welp, they live down south AND are also expecting a baby!!! So happy for them!!!
They very graciously allowed us to stay the night at their home! It was so nice to sleep in a real bed after being in the car for 24 hours! Whew! We had a great chat after we arrived…keeping them up a few hours past their bed time…oops! In the morning we had a lovely breakfast! I HAD to take the ring shot with this cup! 🙂 We have the BEST clients!
While we were driving back, we got to have dinner with our previous clients, the Currans!
We went to this awesome bar, Yard House. Lots of amazing beers on tap! I had the best IPA I’ve ever had, Stone sublimely self-righteous ale. Whew! AWESOME!
This was a special visit for several reasons. First, these two were the first couple we took our ring shot with! Almost 3 years ago dudes!
We took another shot with all of our rings!
So what’s new with them? They’re expecting a baby!!! (This seems to be a trend with my brides right now!) We were so happy to catch up with them and we are so excited for their next life adventure!