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Thursday, January 3, 2008

counting our blessings from 2007


before we get too far into 2008 i want to take a minute to count our blessings from 2007. without a doubt, i can say our blessings began when we found nate and jaclyn kaiser of the image is found. kim and i have both loved taking pictures for a long time, but prior to meeting nate and jaclyn photography was just a hobby for us. we hired them to take a family photo and were so inspired by their work and their incredible spirits that we decided to turn our hobby into our profession. as soon as we could we signed up to do a one day mentor session (aka shootshop) with nate and jaclyn. at risk of sounding overly dramatic, that one day would forever change our lives for the better. a full day and eighteen pages of notes later our business was beginning to take shape and our photographic skills had received a good polishing. we can never thank them enough for the knowledge they shared with us that day, although we are still trying. today, we still call on nate and jaclyn for knowledge and inspiration. we also call them friends.
in march we got our website and instantly began meeting all of you wonderful people out there through our blog and in-person. along with our wonderful clients, we have met so many talented photographers this year. whether meeting with beginners or big dogs, we have tried to learn and share as much as possible with everyone. with some of you we've been lucky enough to have fellowship, shoot weddings and events, share knowledge, and even sit down for a meal or two. we are honored to say that every one of you have become a part of our ohana.
fellow photographers, thank you for your inspiration, support, and friendship.
clients, thank you for trusting us to capture some of the most important and intimate moments of your life.
friends and family, thank you for your patience. we have been extremely blessed to be so busy this year and having you there for us at the end of a long day is the best blessing of all.
happy new year everyone. may this year be filled with more blessings than the last for all of you.
oh, before you head out into this new year, take a look back at some of the memories created by our ohana and yours in 2007 on the slideshow below. hope to see you all soon. aloha.





26 comments:

S+J said...

wow! what a cool story and what an awesome year it's been for you guys! your work is fab and God has blessed you tremendously in '07! looking forward to what's in store for '08! -)

Marta said...

What a great "thank you." You guys seem like such supportive people to your peers. May you all be blessed and your kindness rewarded. Hope you all have a prosperous year. God Bless You All!

Angel said...

Happy New Year!!!!! Let me start by saying...you are some of my dearest friends and I love and miss you more than words could possibly express! I love the slide show! Amazing! You know what I really love about your slide shows? Well, all of it really, but you always pick the best songs! They really add to the pictures...which are absolutely beautiful!!! One of these days I'll be blessed with the opportunity to have you take pictures for me again. I can't wait! Love you guys!

Stephanie said...

I just want to say, WOWWEEEE!! Your pictures on the slideshow and your website are soooo beautiful, unique and fun! I love that they aren't so cookie cutter if that makes any sense. You seem to take every event that expresses the personality of your couples/families and taylor make it to them instead of everyone looking the same as the couple before. So refreshing. Have a great new year and I hope to see more in the coming year.

AHS Photography said...

You guys rock! I'm so happy we met this year!

Crystal said...

What a great post and a great idea for a post.

gabriel ryan said...

wow. not much else to say... but wow.

you're good.

Jamie Lawler said...

Happy New Year, guys!

Nataly Lemus said...

Happy new year! I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Jenny said...

(Re: Your comment on my blog) Don't you hate it when that happens? Haha

Thank you so much for the well wishes, I'm sure you and your family will have an amazingly blessed and successful 2008 :)

david & kimi baxter said...

serena ~ what an awesome thing to say. thank you so much! we love your work too and congrats on your upcoming wedding!

marta ~ thank you, we try really hard :)
angel ~xoxo

stephanie ~ thank you for your kind and unique comments :)

amy ~ you rock! hope 08 is as good if not better to you guys as 07!

crystal, jamie,nataly & jenny ~ thanks you guys!

gabriel ~ comin from you, that's humbling. thanks man.

Dawn Malone said...

your story and slideshow gave me chill bumps... you guys rock and are a blessing! i am am still open to being adopted ;)

katy said...

You guys truly have had a blessed '07 and I'm sure you're going to rock the pants off of '08 as well ;)

I'm so glad we met this year so I can keep inspired with all of your awesome work. Here's to a new year!

rowena said...

Oh you mush! hee hee. Sniff, sniff, thank you for the honor of being adopted into your ohana (that included snow right?) Seriously you guys are one of the best not only as photographers but as inspiration, friends, examples of just really nice humans. Love you guys– may your '08 even be more blessed than the years past. Thanks always for being a listening ear and for never tiring of my unending questions. uuuuumwhaaah! Viva la Toll Booth!

jessie said...

I loved the Ohana website! I'm so glad I found it! What beautiful pictures! I almost cried at the slide show for Kim's birthday, and your girls are so adorable. I'll be back to keep up and enjoy the beautiful pictures.

ashley & jeremy parsons said...

baxters, thanks to you for the blog lovin in forms of sometimes very random and hilarious comments, the inspiration, and the joint worship of the kaisers - it's nice to know there are others out there doing living the struggle of art along side of us, and although we still haven't been blessed enough to sit down for lunch, we look forward to that, and we love you guys!

Melissa Koehler said...

Awww, I am so blessed to have met you two also! Many blessings for 2008!
-I clicked on the slideshow and nothing happened :(

Melissa Koehler said...

Ok, I viewed it in another browser. Awesome slideshow!!

Tana Huffman said...

What an amazing body of work you guys had. There are so many pictures there that I wish you had taken for my family! That's it! - I just need to hire you for a day. Next time in So.Cal, I'm booking a session!

Blessings for an amazing 2008 for Ohana Photography - its going to be a good one!

Michelle said...

How awesome! I'm sure that 2008 will be even more amazing for you! What great images!!!

MattDJ said...

You guys are awesome!!! Whenever I need a creative inspiration, I know I can ALWAYS count on you. Maybe the Lord will allow our paths to cross one day. I'd love to finally meet you guys in person.

Many Blessings in 2008!!!

Nely said...

and i know you guys blessed many, including myself, in 2007! Lots of continued blessings this year! and no more playing with fire, please!;)

Jonilyn said...

Congrats to you for an wonderful year! Your work continues to get better and better and I'm excited to see lots more this year!

Kelly Park Photography said...

Amazing! Your work is inspiring :)

aaron and samantha said...

Awesomeness!!! I love you guys.

Have a wonderful 2008!!!

Armin de Fiesta said...

David & Kimi, thanks for stopping by my blog today and for your kind words! Wow your work is simply awesome, the blog rocks, and I look forward to seeing more, got you on my list now :)