2014 has been an insanely crazy, awesome, incredible, ridiculous, outrageous, busy, unbelievable year.
I hardly know where to start. I think first off that a gigantic ‘thank you’ to every one of you out there that had chosen us to be a part of your wedding or event over the past year is in order. So…
Without you we’re just a bunch of nerdy creatives sitting around drinking tea with nothing to take pictures and videos of. We maintain that we have the coolest clients in the industry (i.e. you).
We have had the pleasure of taking part in 82 weddings this year. Eighty-two! In one year! Let’s break it down a bit, with a comparison to the previous year:
We photographed 58 weddings (In 2013 we photographed 16)
We made 27 wedding films (In 2013 we filmed 3)
The Bluecube got invited to 46 places (In 2013 it was at 21 events)
We photographed 34 engagement sessions (In 2013 we photographed 18)
On top of all that, we did our fair share of commercial and corporate work, some family sessions, and a handful of other little random things. That is some crazy volume. We’re not bragging that we did so much work, but we are bragging that we got to meet and work with so many cool people throughout the year.
Getting married in 2015? Talk to us now! We’re already booked in 2015 more than we were in 2014!
Here’s some other numbers and milestones and fun 2014 facts:
– We went to three bridal shows
– We were on the Rhode Show (and will be again in early January!)
– We got published on a ton of blogs
– We won Weddingwire’s Bride Choice Award for the fourth year in a row
– We were RI Monthly’s Official Photographer and Cinematographer (and are again for 2015)
– We got published in a few bridal magazines (SNE Weddings, RI Monthly Engaged, etc…)
– We released our own rendition of Oh Holy Night for Christmas (missed it?! Watch it HERE)
We had some pretty significant additions to our team this year. We’re actually still working on getting the new bios up on the site. Here’s who came on board with us in 2014:
– Abby joined our Bluecube team to help out Caleb and Andrew. You may have already run into her toward the end of 2014.
– Nate joined to double our cinema department. Now both Dan and Nate are pumping out some sweet cinematic wedding films.
– Emily joined as a new lead photographer. She’s awesome and quickly getting awesomer (I know that’s not a word). I think she’s on her way to putting me out of a job.
– Britt joined us for the so-far-unannounced event planning and design division of Blueflash. There’ll be a blog post on this in a few days for the official announcement, but all you need to know for now is that Britt is cool and now part of the crew.
I can’t even put in words how pumped I am to grow the team with these fine people. They all bring awesome talents and skills to Blueflash that will help us keep evolving and making things better.
We don’t really sit still for very long. With that said we’ve got two brand new services that we’re right about to launch (hint: if you snoop around the site you can find them). We’ll put out an official announcement and blog post in a few days for each of them, but for now I’ll just mention them by name.
– Event planning, design, and coordination
These are some huge steps for us in our goal to really simplify the wedding planning process for our couples. The more things they can get from one vendor the easier it is on them. Less research, less vendors to interact with, less hassle. Maybe one of the biggest benefits is knowing that the bulk of your services are coming from a cohesive team that knows each other, knows how to work with one another, and has the same philosophical approach to your wedding.
As humans we’re never sure what the future will bring. We can only anticipate, plan, hope, and trust in God. I think this upcoming year will be another exciting and crazy one, topping the prior one just like 2014 did to 2013. This crazy adventure is a lot of fun and we are so appreciative of all of you that have come along with us to be a part of it at one point or another.
It’s not about all the numbers that were listed above, though it’s cool for us to look at them as a metric for growth and progress. I’d be lying if I said it weren’t. It is, however, about doing what you love with people you respect and admire. I get to do that every day, which is more than I could ask for.
Thanks 2014. Here’s to 2015. Hope you all have a great New Year!