My Favorite 15 Moments of 2015

What a year 2015 has been! One of my new year’s resolutions for 2016 is to blog more often, sharing more weddings + shoots but also more memories and parts to our daily life!   Tim and I spent 2015 traveling, photographing 75 weddings with our team, continuing to restore our old farmhouse, and loving every bit of this crazy life. We spent New Year’s Day reminiscing about our favorite moments from 2015, and wrote them down so we’d remember them 🙂 It’s no surprise that we ended 2015 just a little exhausted and in need of a few weekends off to recharge…we definitely had our share of challenges and an insanely busy year. But looking back on a post like this makes me smile knowing that we were blessed to have some amazing memories from 2015.  In no particular order, here are our favorite moments of 2015!!

  1. Our Thailand trip – especially one particular day in Phuket which we spend driving around on mopeds exploring beach towns, renting surfboards off of locals, and ending the day eating $5 pineapple fried rice on a hillside overlooking the most beautiful pink sunset we’d ever seen!   Thailand-378 Thailand-508 Thailand-602 Thailand-621 Thailand-684
  2. Our snowboarding trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming in February 2015! It was such an adventurous weekend full of snowboarding, a snowmobiling day to Granite Hot Springs, getting stuck in a blizzard, seeing moose, drinking hot toddies back at the lodge and hanging out with friends!  JacksonHoleWyoming2015-209 JacksonHoleWyoming2015-026 JacksonHoleWyoming2015-057 JacksonHoleWyoming2015-153
  1. Family vacation days in Ocean City, NJ, our favorite east coast beach town! Taking bike rides and boat rides, surfing, breakfast dates at our favorite local spot and time on Tim’s uncle’s fishing boat!  IMG_4198
  1. Our quick two days in New Orleans with our good friends!  New-Orleans-Travel-Photography-Lauren-Fair-Photography_0029 New-Orleans-Travel-Photography-Lauren-Fair-Photography_0017 New-Orleans-Travel-Photography-Lauren-Fair-Photography_0065
  1. Christmas Day – we returned from Honduras in time to spend quality time with both families, exchanging gifts, singing carols around the piano and having a pretty relaxing holiday (for once!). Christmas-2 Christmas-3 Christmas-5 Christmas-7
  1. Europe roadtrip through the Alps was a trip of a lifetime! Some of the highlights: arriving at sunrise into Venice, the most adorable brauhaus in Mittenwald, Germany eating Bavarian pretzel soup, hiking the glacier gorge, driving around Europe, hitting new towns and countries every few hours. Definitely a highlight was driving through the Swiss Alps down into Italy when we hit Italian coast of all the lakes around Lake Como! AustriaGermany2015-100 AustriaGermany2015-174 AustriaGermany2015-219 AustriaGermany2015-327 Venice2015-033
  1. Our sunrise Venice shoot, twirling around in my red dress with no one out and awake yet!  Venice2015-239
  1. The train ride up into the Swiss Alps to Jungfrau mountain above Grindelwald was like the Polar Express, minus the hot chocolate and plus a couple dozen tourists! 😉  Lauren Switzerland Bird Switzerland-2 Switzerland-4
  1. Teaching two workshops, one in the early spring and one in the summer, with two amazing groups of attendees and our incredible creative team!  Fine-Art-Film-Wedding-Photographer-Love-Affair-Workshop_0008 Fine-Art-Film-Wedding-Photographer-Love-Affair-Workshop_0017 Love-Affair-Workshop-Lauren-Fair-Photography_0007 Love-Affair-Workshop-Lauren-Fair-Photography_0015 Love-Affair-Workshop-Lauren-Fair-Photography_0017 Love-Affair-Workshop-Lauren-Fair-Photography_0024
  1. Cuddling baby tigers in Thailand!  Thailand-735 Thailand-753 Thailand-811
  1. Styling a beach elopement wedding in Ocean City that was a total DREAM!  Bohemian-Dusk-Intimate-Stylish-New-Jersey-Beach-Elopement-California-New-Jersey-Wedding-Photographer_0047 Bohemian-Dusk-Intimate-Stylish-New-Jersey-Beach-Elopement-California-New-Jersey-Wedding-Photographer_0003 Bohemian-Dusk-Intimate-Stylish-New-Jersey-Beach-Elopement-California-New-Jersey-Wedding-Photographer_0006 Bohemian-Dusk-Intimate-Stylish-New-Jersey-Beach-Elopement-California-New-Jersey-Wedding-Photographer_0092 Bohemian-Dusk-Intimate-Stylish-New-Jersey-Beach-Elopement-California-New-Jersey-Wedding-Photographer_0049 Bohemian-Dusk-Intimate-Stylish-New-Jersey-Beach-Elopement-California-New-Jersey-Wedding-Photographer_0096
  1. Visiting Magnolia Silos in Waco TX! Tim and I are huge Fixer Upper fans, so when we photographed a wedding in Austin in November we took the roadtrip up to Waco to visit the Silos. It was so inspiring and a beautiful space! IMG_7862
  1. Getting Published in print multiple times! It’s an incredible honor to see our couples’ beautiful days in magazines!  TheKnotMagSpringSummer2016-KellyIan1
  1. Shooting unusual and unique weddings all year! We loved our weddings and couples so much this year. From mountains to backyards and summer camps to luxurious resorts, 2015 was the year of traveling + variety all over the country + beyond.  Lauren Fair Photography behind the scenes_0103 Lauren Fair Photography behind the scenes_0001

15.  Continuing to work on our old farmhouse! This year we painted the exterior, finished up the patio stone walls, ripped out the kitchen floors and redid them, updated all the flooring upstairs (sanded + refinished              to be a lighter color!), updated all the closet doors and finished our bedroom!
IMG_3446 Fairhavenfarmhouse001 Fairhavenfarmhouse002 IMG_3448 Fairhaven Farmhouse 001-2 I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us in 2016!!

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