A love letter, best of the best 2011, and a whole lot of awesomeness

To my dearest Adam,

Do you remember that day back in college before we started dating when you came into my office at the newspaper and told me you had been asked to quit photography? Do you remember what I said? God had given you the ability to tell people’s stories through a lens in a very unique and beautiful way and that gift needs to be shared with the world. I then demanded that you not quit… Is that when you decided to ask me out on a date? 😉

I think its safe to say that you made a really good decision by sticking with photography. And even through all of the hurtles, road blocks, and brick walls we faced this past year and the parts of 2011 we would love to forget, we have to remember there were SO many amazing parts we shared together. The year ended on such an amazing note and the first week of the new year is looking AMAZING!

This past year you took your photography to a whole new level. Words cannot describe how extremely proud and blown away I am by the work you have produced. There is only one way to go from here and that’s UP. We can’t look back on the past we have to continue to grow and look ahead to what the future has in store for us.

This week the industry took notice as well. Out of 5,000 entries only 50 photos were chosen as the “best wedding photos of the year,” by Junebug Weddings and your photo was among them. Can you believe it? Your photo was among images from some of the world’s best wedding photographers, some of whom we are lucky enough to call our friends. You are a part of Junebug’s Best of the Best for 2011! And since you have such a hard time bragging about yourself, I’ll do it for you!

So, today we’ll celebrate you (and a little bit of me ;)) and some of our awesome features we’ve had the last few months! I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with this year… our couples are going to be SO ecstatic!

Love always, Imthiaz

You can check out the entire list of Junebug Weddings Best of the Best by CLICKING HERE!

We also have to thank ALL of the editors and bloggers who featured our work this year. It means so much anytime any of our work is published! To start things off, The Knot Colorado was VERY good to us this year and we have to thank the entire staff at the knot for Ryan and Caki’s wedding feature.

The issue is on newsstands now, so make sure you pick up a copy or check it out at theknot.com!

Megan & Travis‘s Fort Collins wedding was featured on La Belle Bride.

Nicole & Alan‘s Breckenridge wedding was featured on Junebug Wedding’s photobug blog.

Lisa & Rory‘s Denver wedding was featured on the local blog Mile High Bride.

You can also check out Megan and Travis’s ring shot on With this Ring blog as well as one of my boudoir photos on the Some like it Hot fashion report by Junebug Weddings.