Best of 2021 - Radian Photography

A life-changing mentorship and editorial. Five friends’ new babies. A beautiful rebrand. Ten wedding celebrations. What a year.

We entered 2021 a little worse for wear but looking forward, nonetheless, to a fresh start in the new year. Ready to say goodbye to 2020, we were feeling tired from all of the sessions we had done despite the pandemic, nervous about the wedding reschedules that would take place in 2021, and heartbroken after a miscarriage during the holidays.

I love writing these posts because looking back at all of the photos we took during the year is such a trip. It’s really hard to pick one photo from every session or event, but getting to look back at the posts in the future becomes that much more fun.

This year, I “collaged” moments from different categories together — do you see yourself pictured? Aside from all of the amazing people we got to work with, beautiful memories captured, and images carefully crafted, we also welcomed our baby girl, Opal, in October. A huge thank you to Lauren Jolly and Amanda Castle for capturing some of the most important moments of our life this year! It has been a surreal joy to begin getting to know our daughter, seeing Everest as a big brother, and living life as a family of four!

As we enter 2022, we are beyond grateful. Thank you to all of you who support us, who cheer us on, who push us to make better art. Thank you to those of you who trust us to capture your family’s most sacred moments. We absolutely love this “job” and the role we get to play in your lives from behind the lens.

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PERSONAL

Favorite memories from this year include:

  • Our trip to Atlanta, just the two of us (and an Opal!)
  • Photos from our rebrand session with Jamie Vinson and Plume Events
  • Trips to the beach with our HOLGA
  • Our new brand by Creme Brands and website by Digital Grace Design

BRAND & EDITORIAL

This year, we really had fun with Radian Brands and created a lot of editorial imagery. We learned a lot about ourselves and the work we love to do in the process, so expect changes in 2022! We can’t wait to bring you more editorial content in our signature style in the coming year and have refined what it means to work with us to create it. We’re already excited about the sessions coming up on our calendar!

WEDDINGS

This year, because we knew we were expecting Opal, we purposely kept our fall wedding calendar small. After vaccines in the spring, we saw lots of more intimate weddings (and loved getting to photograph them), but our fall calendar was mostly rescheduled weddings that FINALLY got to take place! What a gorgeous year of celebrations. We feel renewed in our love of wedding photography — we can’t believe we get to be the ones who are there to document the day of your life when so many friends and family gather. We can’t wait to continue to build this segment of our business! However, we are hoping that Radhika doesn’t go into labor on another wedding day in the future…

FAMILIES

2021 brought us FIVE new little loves from our friends. This was also the first year of our family membership, so we had a blast capturing all of the beautiful families above. One of our favorite things about our business has been getting to know families and see them grow over time, and we don’t take that pleasure for granted. We can’t wait to see some of these folks again in 2022!

COUPLES

We’re not going to lie, couples’ sessions were definitely our favorite of the year. So many of these photos came from engagement shoots from weddings that we got to photograph this year or will get to in 2022. There’s just something about having space and time to create with a couple that brings out the best in our work. We’re so proud of the growth we have made in this area this year!

Thank you again for all the support you continue to give us — we’ll see you in 2022!

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