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September 7, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dustin!

It’s Dustin’s birthday today! Woo!

Over this past year, Dustin has taken a big step into the business (even though he was always behind the scenes) and is now my full time second shooter and wedding day assistant. I am not going to lie, I was super wary at first. I always joked when I first started my business that I wasn’t sure I could ever been a “husband/wife” team. Photographer friends of mine scoffed at me because they said they were SO jealous that I had a husband who was not only interested in the business but used to be a photographer himself! So last year, when I needed some extra help at a few weddings I had him come along and decided to see if he had the chops for it. Well let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised! That first wedding I felt like I worked the best I had in a long time because I had a partner that I could seemingly read my mind, always anticipated what I needed next, AND came back with photos that were the total yin to my yang. Then it happened again and again and I knew we were definitely onto something! So now somehow I have roped Dustin into joining me to shoot ALL of my weddings with me and I couldn’t be more excited!

In honor of his birthday today, I thought it would be kinda fun for you all to get to know him a little bit better! So here are five totally random factoids about him:

1. He loves funky socks

He collects colorful, funky pattern dress socks and owns literally dozens of pairs. Pair of thieves is his favorite brand he swears by!

2. He has Celiacs Disease

Celiacs is an auto-immune disease that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten. So when he is ordering something gluten free it’s not because he’s following some trendy diet, it’s because it makes him super sick!

3. He is obsessed with all things gadget

He is the guy that wants to turn our entire house into a smart house. Why go turn the thermostat down when you could tell Alexa to do it or do it from your smart phone? (Ok, I’ll admit that one is kind cool considering we live in a two-story house) We are also 100% an Apple house – iMacs, Apple TVs, Apple Watches, you name it!

4. He is super introverted

Back to the yin to my yang thing – while I am definitely more outgoing, he is most definitely an introvert. He hates calling for pizza and will always make me do it!

5. He could eat his weight in chips and ice cream

Not at the same time, but not matter how full he is when someone whips out some chips or ice cream he says “there is always room for chips or ice cream”.

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