Sunday, December 30, 2007

Best of 2007!!!

Well I can't think of a better way for us to follow up the last post than by posting our picks for our best of 2007!!

Looking back over the past year, I can't help but stand in awe at all that's happened. Our business has really just exploded this year in ways we never could've imagined possible. Everything has been happening so fast and we've been doing all we can to just try to take it all in.

From speaking in LA & New York to shooting the most amazing, lush weddings ever (including one that took us all the way to Wales) to meeting some of the best friends we've ever had...if you would have told me this time last year that even half of these things would happen for us, I would've laughed in your face...sure I would've apologized because that's rude, but there would've definitely been some face-laughing :) God really must be working double over-time to be blessing us this way, and I'm sure he's due for a loooong vacation because of us. All things we do are through Him and because of Him.

We are so grateful to our friends and family for putting up with us and our crazy schedule that means we don't get to see them nearly as often as we'd like. We love you guys! Your love and support are our rock, our foundation, and you lift us up more than you'll ever know.

And then, of course, there are our clients...the BEST clients (ahem, friends) in the world!! Without you guys there would be no Justin Marantz Photography. We recently sent these out to all of our 2007 clients to try to thank them for everything they mean to us...I'm sure they didn't quite capture everything we would want to say, but hopefully they came pretty close! :) Thank you guys for becoming part of our family!



We already have some really exciting things lined up for early in 2008 including our PUG tour and a couple of other really BIG things we have up our sleeves that we can't wait to share with you!

Ok, ok... before I start thanking our manager and the record label let's get on with the show. Without further ado...here are our favorites from all of the weddings we shot this year (except, of course, where an NDA was involved) including one with the awesome Mr. David Jay, making up our Best of 2007!! Thanks so much for the memories! (And make sure to crank up the sound & give a lil love to Mr. Jon Bon Jovi!)

20 comments:

Melissa Koehler said...

loved the slideshow! You two are awesome

Mary Bess said...

Thanks Melissa!!

You have been such an awesome friend this past year, always leaving the nicest comments!! I can't tell you how much your friendship means to us!

xoxo
M:)

Derek said...

Hey kids! I'm glad to see you've done so well this year. Didn't you two have something else happen? Like, a wedding, or something? I know you've done a ton of weddings, but there was one you didn't shoot. Anyways, we're glad to hear your year was great, and we'll see you guys soon! Love ya!

Mary Bess said...

lol! oh yea, there was that too!!

Bruce Thivierge said...

Awesome work you guys! Very inspiring! And congrats on a great year!!

Mary Bess said...

thanks so much Bruce!! Happy New Year!

regina holder said...

You deserve it all! God has blessed me with your friendship this year and I can't wait to see you guys skyrocket! AND it's only 17 days to Mary and Justin Day!!! Happy New Year!

Mary Bess said...

awww we love you R!!! can't WAIT to see you!

xoxo
M:)

CresceNet said...

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Damion & Julie Hamilton said...

This is so exciting to read. So happy to hear the wonderful things that have happened this year...that you WELL deserve. We are so blessed to know you and your gift was so incredibly thoughtful....although you got it to us first!!! :) We still need your address from you if you have a chance!! XOXOXOXOX

Damion, Julie, Mirada, & Olivia!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

david & kimi baxter said...

wow! that slideshow rocked! hope you and yours have a safe, happy and blessed new year mary bess!

PicturesByTracy.com said...

Stop my heart! You guys inspire me every single day. Happy New Year!!!

Mary Marantz said...

D&J: omigosh!! we totally forgot! we'll send that right out to you.

xoxo
M:)

Mary Marantz said...

oh tracy thank you SO much!! you are so wonderful! your words are always so uplifting!

M:)

Joy Moody Photography said...

Oh my you guys are awesome, thank you for your wonderful comments and may I shoot them right back your way. It is so hard to narrow all the favorites from the year down and you guys did it so well such a great mix of all that goes into a wedding. I always admire your work.
And keep that couch clear because you will certainly be seeing me on Jan 9th. Happy New Year!

Eric Foley said...

Happy New Year to you both! Be safe!

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Love it - lots of happy memories here :) Can't wait to get together for lunch next week with 10 :)

xo

Carla Ten Eyck said...

beautiful inspiring work!! Noticed you are now 'mary marantz' on the b-log!!!!! :) Looking forward to some QT with my girls

Mary Marantz said...

yea me too! there must be some SERIOUS QT in the very near future!

Nathaniel Thompson said...

your work is amazing! loved your website too!