Yesterday was a big milestone for us. We celebrated our four year wedding anniversary! With each year, it seems as though it passes by even faster.
Category Archives: Our Story
This blog post is long overdue. Every time we share this story in person, I’m reminded I have to share this with our online audience as well! So today is the day, the day we’ll share more about the beginnings of TréCreative and how our name came to be!
I say this ever year but boy has time flown by! Three years ago today I was hanging out with my girlfriends and sipping mimosas. My friend Anna was making sure my hair was going to look perfect in all the photos and videos that would be underway in just a few short hours. My girls were squirming with just about as much excitement as I had. My mom arrived shortly after with her curly hair all pulled up into a nice up-do, I’ve never seen my mom get that fancy 😀
Just around 11:30am, it was time!
Last week, we started a four part blog series about our own story, how Stephen and I met, started dating, and got engaged! We are on week three of this series. If you missed last week’s, go ahead and click onthis link to read the first part and then come back to read this section!
OUR STORY PART IV
Last week, we started a four part blog series about our own story, how Stephen and I met, started dating, and got engaged! We are on week three of this series. If you missed last week’s, go ahead and click on this link to read the first part and then come back to read this section!
Our Story Part III
Stephen had just left for college and I was a miserable mess! We hadn’t planned on when we would be able to see each other next. Keep in mind, I was a high school student and my parents weren’t so keen on me visiting my college boyfriend 500 miles away without them being around. I begged and begged for them to let me visit and they finally agreed with certain conditions.
I signed up for a weekend trip put on Stephen’s school for prospect students. That was the only way my parents felt comfortable letting me go off on this trip, so I agreed and eagerly bought the tickets! The day finally came when we would get to see each other again. It had been over three months since seeing each other and it began to feel like the person we were talking every day on the phone was an imaginary friend. Our worlds had become drastically different and it made talking on the phone that much harder!
When we finally saw each other and embraced, it felt crazy. It confirmed that in fact, this person was real, our love was real and it gave us the confidence we needed to keep moving forward. If we could handle not seeing each other for awhile, we felt like we could do anything! The rest of the weekend I ditched every function and activity the school had put on to hang out with Stephen. I’m pretty sure by the end the staff of the program were growing suspicious about my mysterious disappearances, haha!
From then on, we would make a point to see each other during every other school break we had. I would visit Stephen one time before Thanksgiving and during my Spring break. He would then come home for Thanksgiving, and extended Christmas and his Spring break!
Last week, we started a four part blog series about our story and how Stephen and I met, started dating, and got engaged. We are on week two of this series. If you missed last week’s, go ahead and click on the this link to read the first part and then come back over and read this section!
Our Story Part II
We left off, two weeks into dating, I ended things with Stephen. I know, such a high school thing to do! At the time, we had both been going to a local church’s youth group in Chico and all of our friends were going to Winter Camp so we both signed up! Stephen hadn’t stopped pursuing me up until this point, but right before camp he told me he was going to stop. He was getting burnt out and I kept leaving him on the fence whether or not I was willing to be in a relationship or not.
We meet with every potential TréCreative couple face to face and one of the first questions we always love to ask is how they met. We love hearing these fun stories! These stories have ranged from blind dates, high school friends, elementary classmates, random bridal party members, online dating, and the list goes on and on! Getting to know our couples on a personal level is one of our biggest values at TréCreative. Hearing their first impressions of one another, about their first date, or about their favorite things to do on the weekend is all a great way to get insight into the personalities and characteristics of our couples. We’ve heard it said that on the wedding day, you’ll soften pend more time with your photographer than any other vendor. From our experience, it’s so true! That is why it is vital that the relationships we form before the wedding build trust and ensure that we are the best fit for our couples! We’ve learned over the years that getting to know our couples and spending time with them leading up to the wedding, ultimately produces the most authentic wedding photos and video possible!
After thinking about this blog post, I can’t help but wonder why it has taken this long to share!
Maybe, I just assumed others knew, or maybe it’s because we often share it in our client meetings. Anyways, recently we’ve been asked more and more what led us to start our business. And well, here it is! The story of TréCreative is amazing to me. I say this often and I totally mean it. I seriously never thought I would ever be a business owner or even a photographer for that matter. Stephen and I both had other plans! But the funny thing is, what we’re now doing is more fulfilling than either of us could have ever dreamt. That’s the beauty of stepping into the unknown.
It’s been one year since Stephen and I walked down the aisle and said “I Do”. One year since we were scrambling to get invitations out, putting the final touches on the details for centerpieces and anything else we could possibly think of. We had an amazing group of friends, family and vendors that all came together to make our wedding such a memorable and beautiful celebration. We are forever grateful for everyone who helped and was a part our our big day! As I think back on the whole day, I start to tear up because it really was one of the best days of my life. We prayed and prayed it wouldn’t rain and the weather could not have been more perfect (just like today)! Everything came together just how we had envisioned, and we felt so loved by everyone who came and celebrated with us.
This week at our house things have been pretty exciting. You see, after months of patiently waiting, we got our wedding film back! We got a text from our videographers saying, “it’s coming today” and Stephen told me it was finished I literally did the happy dance while we anxiously waited for the video to load.
You may have seen us post it on Facebook shortly after we saw it, but we knew it needed to be posted on the blog for all you readers as well. We love it to death, have watched it about a million times so far and love that we get to provide these kind of emotions to our couples when we deliver their wedding films. Here’s a snippet from Stephen’s post on our Facebook:
Being in the industry, we know that wedding films and photography can be quite the investment, but Chelsey and I are SO thankful to have invested a lot of our own money into a wedding film that captured our day so perfectly. I hear this from our couples all the time, but now we’re on the other side of things and it is totally true. It was amazing to see everything captured on film, to see moments that I would have never seen or heard if we didn’t invest in quality videographers. This film is a gift that will bless Chelsey and I for years to come, worth every penny.
I totally agree with what Stephen is saying! Looking back on our March wedding, things just FLEW by. We were able to enjoy it in the moment but I feel like having quality photography and a film from the day has allowed us to enjoy it even more, and for years to come too! It’s so amazing to be able to relive the wedding from a different angle than my own, seeing things that I never saw on the day of, like Stephen opening my journal I had been writing him while we were engaged, or the looks on our faces as we saw each other during our first look. While we’re so thankful for this wedding film, knowing we’ll cherish it for the rest of our lives, we’re EVEN MORE thankful to be able to provide to our couples what we just experienced. Using our wedding photography and videography to bless couples just like ourselves, preserving these special memories forever and ever.