You can usually find me chasing my two crazy kids around, planning my next Disneyland trip, perfecting the *perfect* macaroon that even Paul Hollywood would approve of, and watching Friends for the 239th time.
When I became a mom over four years ago, I somehow became even more sentimental and it's been impressed on me every day that time is a thief and these precious moments are moving too quickly. Pictures became even more of a way for me to freeze time - to forever remember how big my son's eyes were or the never ending amount of peach fuzz my daughter was born with. Every picture I take, I always think about what it's going to feel like in 10, 20, even 50 years, when we're reminiscing on "the good ol' days" how I'm never going to regret taking as many pictures as I did. Because when it's all said and done,
PHOTOS ARE THE
ONLY THING THAT LASTS.
The kids will grow out of their clothes. We'll sell furniture we bought during our first year of marriage. We'll move and rearrange and change our minds and our styles a hundred times. Even when I think about our wedding - our decor went into storage, my dress is sitting in the back of my closet, the flowers are dried up, and the cake has been consumed. But our photos. They're here forever. Precious memories from the best day memorialized forever. The pictures of our kids, forever engrained in our memories because in the haze of early parenthood, we were too tired to remember how tiny they were, but because of pictures, we'll forever be able to turn back time and relive these priceless and precious memories forever.
You like to drop it like it's hot on the dance floor
you think all dogs are good boys and the cutest ever
you value perfectly imperfect moments over curated ones
you believe in the pure
magic of disney
There are a lot of decisions that go into your wedding day. Big and small. But the number one thing that you should consider most seriously (other than the person you choose to marry of course) is who is going to document it and how are they going to document it.
I always say, "I'm not for everyone, and that's okay" because it is. If you want only picture perfect moments where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling and your dress and your hair and your makeup are all in the perfect position and everything is curated, I'm probably not your photographer. And that's okay.
But if you're looking for someone to capture what it felt like to see yourself in your wedding dress on your wedding day for the first time, to document the tears your partner can't hold back as they are consumed by their never ending love for you, to memorialize your grandma slow dancing with your grandpa in a love that we all aspire to attain one day. If that's what you're looking for. Then I'm you're girl.
Of course, we'll get what I refer to as the "fridge photo" (where everything is perfect and you're looking at the camera). But we'll also capture every moment in between - the big ones where all eyes are on you, the one's where you don't think anyone is watching, the stolen kisses and extra hand squeezes of comfort, the one's where you drop it like it's hot, and the one's where you're laughing your ass off!
If this vibes with you, then I"M YOUR GIRL. And I'm stoked that you're here!