The Start of Something New


Let it be known —

This blog post marks the start of a new journey. I know, I know, us wedding photographers tend to speak in sweeping, wanderlust-filled extremes like that on the daily. But it really is true this time; I promise this is not hyperbole in the slightest. Because today, this blog post really does mark the start of something new, and it is without a doubt a journey.

I met Mitch in an icky, nightmarish fall. We both found ourselves at the tail ends of failing relationships, swearing off even the idea of a future partner and dead-set on forging our own paths, solo mode. But then he walked into my living room one Wednesday night — my mind only focused on the take-out burger I was expecting — and (warning: stupid cliche approaching, eyerolls permitted) my life changed completely. Little did I know that this stranger and I would be confessing “I love you’s” to each other over the phone not even two weeks later, and I’d be making the giant, slightly frightening road trip across the country to move back to a town I had sworn off long ago to live with him, not four months after that.

But the most surprising thing of all is that not once did I question it. We locked into place in each other’s lives, and we both just knew it was right, no doubts in our minds. We found ourselves within each other, and quickly realized how well our skill sets molded to one another, to fill where the other one lacked. Where he wrote scripts, I was visualizing them. Where I wrote music, he was writing videos to accompany them. And then, without really even realizing, we began embarking on a new adventure together, one I never thought I’d get the pleasure of.

That was a really, really long way of getting to point — but I’m only kind of sorry. I can’t help but reminisce, because now I get to join Mitch on yet another adventure, one of love, the outdoors and wind-filled hair. As of now, Colagrossi & Co. is a collaboration between Mitch and myself, where I’ll be filling in with b-roll, marketing, and my personal favorite, audio design for our films.

So, to all of you, I’d like to give a big hello. If you’re already friends with Mitch, I can’t wait to meet you, and if you’re new to our site, we both sincerely hope to meet you and work with you in the future. Thanks to all of you for following our voyage through this crazy life together, and most of all, thanks for being our friends. You’ll be seeing a lot more of us on this blog, and get ready for a few other projects on the horizon as well.

Oh, and I should probably mention that Alex over at The Wayfarers took these incredible images of us in Asheville, North Carolina on Black Balsam Knob. We had to hurry because the rain was rolling in, but these are my favorite photos I’ve ever had taken of me in my life. Thank you so much Alex for being the first person to document us as a couple. We’ll never forget it.

— savanna