Have you ever noticed that some of the best memories are sweetest in hindsight? Every now and then, something will jar you for the briefest instant back to a moment in the past…riding the teacups with your dad at DisneyLand…spraying your hair into place before your first school dance…the first time you held hands with the man who would one day ask you to marry him. There’s something delicious about dwelling in those memories, free from the distractions that were there in the moment.
And at no time is this more true than on your wedding day–a whirlwind of beautiful moments you might not even notice as they’re happening: your groom’s look of nervous anticipation as he waits for the procession…your dad covertly removing his glasses to wipe his eyes…your grandparents dancing.
I feel so blessed that my affinity for nostalgia, romance and beauty would come together so perfectly in what I do now. Creating these photos–these little time machines–to transport you back to that day and that feeling of overwhelming love–it’s the best job in the world.
NOSTALGIC: Objects can be powerful … A hand-carved wooden deer about the size of a half-dollar brings back so many memories of time with my grandma. Old photos of me with my parents (in bell-bottoms) are some of my most treasured possessions. I love being able to bring that same sense of awe and nostalgia to my couples and their families.
ROMANTIC: I’m a total sucker for romantic comedies. I love that feeling of getting caught up in a moment and wanting to stay there forever. I strive to capture who you two uniquely are in those romantic moments. Moments you can look back on and remember that dreamy love you felt for each other on the first day of your marriage.
LIGHTHEARTED: This is where the comedy part of my love for romantic comedies comes in! Those you’re-laughing-so-hard-you’re-crying-and-can’t-breathe moments are one of the things I love most in life. You can get a peek into someone’s real personality and who they really are. And it’s always beautiful.
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