I’ve been photographing weddings for a decade now, starting out when I was just 18 years old. When I first started exploring photography, it was mostly because I was longing for an emotional escape and I found solace in creating. I have always valued beauty and the joy it can bring to daily life, and this continues to grow with me as time goes on.
More than almost anything, I value intention. I think it’s important to reflect periodically on why we do the things we do. Why we choose our careers, our partners, our lifestyle, our values, our marriage. The primary reason why I love photography stayed but one new reason started to blossom the more I dedicated time to reflect. That reason is connection. I think that what defines us individually is important, but what brings us together is even more beautiful.
My ultimate goal is to photograph you and your loved ones just as you are. No cookie-cutter images. No awkward poses. No prioritizing posed photos over spending time with your loved ones. My hope is that your images will tug at your heartstrings and make you feel something. I hope that your images will be cherished for years, because these moments are so important. That feeling we get when we look at an old photograph of a loved one or even a piece of art that moves us - we all need that feeling, the feeling of connection, truth and love. Perhaps a reminder of who we were at that time, since we are all constantly in a state of flux.
I’m not a wedding photographer because I love weddings. The flowers, the decor, the dress, while all very beautiful don’t matter as much when it’s all over. I’m a wedding photographer because I think what matters the most after your wedding, are the people you chose to celebrate it with.
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