I am so flattered when past clients refer me to friends and family, and I have been so lucky to have such awesome clients. Over the years I have developed a large part of my business through referrals, but these ladies took it to another level. Perris, Alyssa, and Rachel were married within 3 years of each other and I was blessed to work with them all because of a referral from Perris. How cool is that? They were so sweet to take a photo with their wedding maps, and it's one of my favorite photo's ever! It was so fun to work with these ladies and see the bond that they shared. I know that years later they will look at this photo fondly as well. It's just another reminder for me that CW Designs isn't just a business, it's about capturing special moments in time that can be cherished for decades to come.
New Years Day 2015, I was contacted by a wonderful woman named Tracy about creating a custom wedding invitations for her wedding. Her and her fiance were getting married in September at the Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ, overlooking Manhattan. We had the normal exchanges of e-mails, but after she realized I created more than invitations and maps, she decided to customize her whole wedding! I designed invitations, wedding maps, luggage tags, stickers, even their "Just Married" sign, if it was on paper I designed it! She even had me design custom lunch boxes for the children attending the wedding! I’ve had some really amazing clients over the years, but Tracy and Van are definitely at the top. She was so fun to work with and always open to ideas. We woulds text each other anytime we thought of something cool, and through our correspondence I saw how sweet and considerate Tracy really is. She is always thinking of her friends and family and it was truly apparent on their wedding day. Her husband, Van, is really a lucky man, and I could tell the way she spoke of him that he really loved her. They are sooooo cute! I am really proud of the small part I played in helping them celebrate their special day! It was an honor.
Since then we have worked on a couple of other projects including a map of her and Van’s travel on their yacht, Sunday Morning, and more recently a Christmas card. I had so much fun working on all of it, but sometimes I’d catch myself daydreaming of past travels and had to snap out of it! I truly love my career and the people I have met along the way. During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, I am so happy and thankful for people like Tracy and Van. She was my first client of 2015 and the catalyst for my most successful year ever! I look forward to working with her in the future, but more importantly I feel like I made a friend. I can't wait for the day when our families meet and I can give her a hug.
Thank you to Brandon Remler for the wonderful photographs!