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Thank you all for following along with us through the years. We have not stopped. We have simply re-branded and launched our new websites!

Our new website for personal and wedding photography work is: curtiswiklundphoto.com

Our new website for high school seniors is: seniorsruntheworld.com

See you all there!


 

Working with Jordin and Curtis has been… life-giving. That is the best word I can find to describe it. Coffee with steamed soy, Pandora One playing a Jon Foremon or Bon Iver station in the background… occasionally good old Florence. I feel like a part of the team. Thank you, Jordin and Curtis for valuing my input and opinions. You’ve thrown me in to the deep end in a way – allowing me to really learn and grow – but you’ve supported me in the best way possible. And now I’m getting all sentimental.

I enjoy coming to work. I’m learning about my personality and giftings – how I’m wired. I enjoy the design work tremendously. Often, as I cull a wedding, or adjust a preset in Lightroom, I realize how helpful these specific skill sets will be for my architecture work too (thesis this fall).

Having had the privilege of working in a variety of environments (from mission work overseas to architecture firms in New York City), I was excited to try something new and learn about the photography industry. Jordin and Curtis are passionate photographers and designers and business people. They are committed to excellence and serving their clients with the best of care. And yet, while maintaining this level of professionalism and creativity, they value people – both clients, family, each other, and me. They value life. In the midst of working – they are fun to be around. really. I love being around them.

I think it is because they have a bigger perspective. A perspective allowing them to live for something that is much bigger than themselves. Yes, it is easy to lose the perspective a bit while tweaking the white balance on that one photo for the millionth time, after sitting and staring at the computer screen for 5 hours straight. This one? or this one? or this one? I can’t see the difference anymore!

I am learning. Learning what work isn’t. It is not the be all, end all. (shout out to all you fellow recovering perfectionists and work-a-holics) It is not my sole purpose. or my worth. or my value. I don’t have to be terrified of messing up. I’m learning what work is. It is a good part of life. It is creative. generative. It is a beautiful part of life. Experiencing this is freeing.

I feel free.

–Becca (from The Girls in the Office)

 And now, Elizabeth. :)

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  • July 7, 2012 - 2:09 am

    Toni Kallen Dreiseszun - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2012 - 4:07 am

    Curtis Wiklund Photography - clearly, we’ve paid her to say these things. :)ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2012 - 4:08 am

    Curtis Wiklund Photography - clearly, we’ve paid her to say these things. :)ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2012 - 4:11 am

    Curtis Wiklund Photography - clearly, we’ve paid our amazing new team member to say these things. :)ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2012 - 5:37 am

    Annie Kallen Zmija - Amen to the last paragraph, Becca. You get it. Grandma would be so proud of you.ReplyCancel

This week, Jordin and I dropped off a high school senior at her car after her photo shoot. As soon as she closed the door, Jordin and I both looked at each other with big smiles on our faces.  “I like her” Jordin said.

This is about how every senior shoot ends for us. Big grins, we hold hands on the armrest between the seats. High school seniors are at such a pivotal point in their life, defining and figuring out who they are and who they want to be, and we get to document it. :) It’s a very rewarding job.

We just put together our new slideshow (check it out full screen here!), and I figured I’d blog ’em too. Just ’cause I love ’em.

Here’s to a new year of seniors!  We can’t wait to meet you.

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  • June 29, 2012 - 4:54 am

    Amanda Faraj - can I come up and pretend to be a senior! ;) These are gorgeous! Every. Single. One!ReplyCancel

Jordin and I have known Lydia since she was born. Literally. Jordin remembers as a 7 year-old holding baby Lydia in the church nursery, and there isn’t a Christmas that’s gone by that I can remember that my family didn’t have a day set aside for the Wiklund and Bond (Lydia’s family)  Family Christmas. Our families have been close since our parents were in college and our dads became business partners (WiklundAndBond.com). I’d take bullets for this family.

Often times our seniors’ moms and dads get pretty teary when they come over and watch a slideshow of their baby boy or girl all grown up and graduating. With Lydia’s pictures, Jordin and I were the ones getting weepy as soon as we downloaded the camera cards and started sorting them! She’s so precious to us!

All that to say, this shoot will always be a special memory for us. We’d love to do more themed shoots like this, where we really get into the senior’s personality. Jordin and Lydia had a blast planning out the shoot, the locations, and the things that felt like Lydia; cozy blankets, coffee mugs, and wedding magazines.

Lydia, we love you so much and are so proud of the incredibly kind and beautiful person you are, and we will be praying for you so much as you go off to college!

Without further ado… Lydia:

A little dated, but this is the song I listened to while I edited her pictures almost a year ago. Felt like her shoot :)

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