Sand Dollar Villa St. Thomas Virgin Island Destination Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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2016 started out a little crazy, but it ended beautifully! We had some incredible clients this year and to witness the love ya’ll have for your people just melted my heart! Over the past week we’ve had so many wonderful comments left on the blog, Instagram, & Facebook! We loved reading every one of them. When it came down to it tho, there was one couple who had a few more comments than others. CONGRATS TO KRISTIN & NATE! Hooray! They’ve won a free 16×24 gallery canvas print of their choice a $250 value! I wonder which one they’ll choose? Here a few of my personal favorites:

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Here’s to true bonds of love & friendship in 2017! It’s already off to an amazing start!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

 

Winners of the 2016 Canvas Contest Giveaway!

Central NY Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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2014 is just around the corner. Where did this year go? I was reminiscing with my friend Kate, of the Lovewell Post, the other day about our past season and all that’s come with it. At the beginning of every year she comes up with a word that describes what that year will be. 2013’s word was definitely CHANGE! With moving to North Carolina, there was so much upheaval that my floor didn’t feel very steady. But the one thing that never wavered, was the quality of my clients. Each and every one was completely fantastic and unique! I had so much fun putting this blog post together, there are so many good memories associated with each wedding. From the cute little flower girls at Chris & Bethany’s day, to the groomsmen who knew all the words to  “A Munchkin Welcome” from the Wizard of Oz from Erin & Ben’s day, and the hilarious wedding party that had an epic battle with golf carts at Tirzah & PJ’s wedding!

Every year around this time, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I’m grateful that so many people find value and worth in my work. I am grateful for friends and family that have and continue to support me in this journey, and especially I am incredibly grateful that I get to create for a living. In my opinion, there is no better job in the world. This is my huge heart felt THANK YOU to everyone who made 2013 great! 2014 is bound to be full of more wonderful clients, friends, and adventures, I can hardly wait to see them all unfold! For now though, I am continent to put on my nostalgic cap and reminisce over the great wedding moments of 2013! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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2013 Wedding Favorites

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a fantastic NYE ringing in 2013! I had a wonderful evening celebrating with friends.

So today on the first day of 2013 I am still completely in awe of 2012! Last year held so many amazing opportunities, adventures, and especially new friends! Thank you so all of my clients and friends for making this year exceptional. I can’t even comprehend what 2013 will hold!

Lets go over some of the awesome that happened this past year:

– I met amazing new people both clients and friends…some even frients? (Clients-Friend Mashup)
– I bought a new car!
– I was blessed to be able to travel and shoot weddings/Engagements in Florida, Colorado, Chicago, St. Thomas, Long Island, Virginia, and Boston!
– I have lost close to 20lbs
– I started a ridiculous Youtube Channel
– I paid off a lot of debt
– I tripled the Lifestyle side of my business
– I reached my goal of using twitter properly and frequently
– I road tripped it down the east coast in my new car
– I discovered that I can fit 7 marshmallows in my mouth
– I was published in my first wedding magazine
– I learned that I have created at least 4 photo minions
– I have fallen even more in love with my career!

Things to look forward to in 2013
– I will lose as close to 30lbs before I turn 30! (3 more months! 10lbs to go!)
– Continuing to learn and grow in my craft
– Investing more in a hobby – creating more ridiculous content for you to laugh at
– Going to Mystic Seminars in CT
– Going to Playlist Live in FL
– Going to some kind of geek fest anywhere!
– Visiting my bestie in FL and going on a cruise
– Turning 30! Yes I am looking forward to that!
– and lastly, moving to North Carolina and the adventures all of that will bring!

In honor of the death of 2012 and the birth of 2013 here is a slideshow of some of my favorite wedding/engagement moments of 2012!

xoxoxo,
Mabyn

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A 2012 Review

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It’s officially New Years Eve. The last day of  2010!

The year was full of twists and turns for me personally. Some of the crazy events that occured in 2010 included; moving to a new apartment (in the middle of wedding season!), one of my best friends getting married in Nicaragua, and leaving Picture Infinity to start my own wedding business! Phew! And that’s just the tip of the ice burg!

I was so blessed with my clients this year. You all encouraged me to be the best photographer that I could be. I still talk  with most of you on a regular basis. It’s so wonderful to know that my clients have now turned into friends. I really am the luckiest girl alive! Who else can say that about their business?

At the beginning of every year, I set some goals for myself. Both personal & artistically. During 2010 I met all of my goals in both areas of my life! It wasn’t easy, but the process really helped me identify who I am as a person and as a photographer.

Here are some of my goals for 2011:

Read the Bible in a year (again)

Spend more quality time with God in prayer & devotions

Read more business books

Book 25 to 30 weddings

Re-start a gym routine

Reduce debt!

Re-brand & re-vamp my website & business

Find an office space

Take a knitting class

Connect with more photographers in the Central NY area & build relationships

That’s just the beginning. I don’t believe in New Years Resolutions because I feel like they can so easily be disregarded by the middle of January. So I am not resolving. Instead, I will attempt to achieve, and if I fail the first time around I will try again and again until I achieve my goals!

A few things that I’m looking forward to in 2011:

A New brand & website! It’s going to be soooooo amazing!

Meeting with and getting to know my new Brides & Grooms for the 2011 season

New equipment….I may be switching to Nikon this year…..

Blogging all about my new products! I have an album that you MUST see!

A new contest for my 2011 wedding clients!

And all of the joys that God will bring my way!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped shape 2010! It was definitely a year to be remembered!

I will leave you all with a slideshow of MY favorite engagment & wedding photos.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

xoxoxoxoxo

Mabyn

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A 2010 Reflection : Real Life : Central, NY Wedding & Engagement Photographer