While my goal is always to capture gorgeous images of your wedding day, I'm a firm believer that the most important part of my job is not done with a camera. Yes, I want to capture what your wedding looked like. I want you to look through your images and be reminded of the details on your gown, the beautiful florals, and the personalized tablescapes. But more than any of that, I want you to look at your wedding images and remember the nervous excitement in your belly before seeing each other for the first time. I want you to relive the emotion of walking down the aisle, and the squeeze of his hand as you reached the front. I want you to remember the exuberant and unabashed joy of crazy-dancing with your new spouse and all of your favorite friends. And I want you to remember the way you felt in every moment of your wedding day.
I believe that the clearest memories and the most beautiful images are created when you actively choose presence. When you remember to slow down and live into the emotions and experiences as they actually happen, the images we create will not only capture the details, but immortalize those extraordinary, fleeting moments. Your day will likely be busy and fast-paced. If you're not careful, it will be over before you know it. So while I'm clicking away to capture all of the uniqueness of your day, I will most-assuredly take time to pause and do the most important part of my job: reminding you to slow down and soak in the beauty of each and every moment.
If you're looking for a fly-on-the-wall photographer, that's definitely not me. I'm hands on. I'll adjust your boutonnière, fluff your dress, and make sure your hair is exactly in place. But most importantly, I promise to actively do everything I can to make your day special, to facilitate meaningful moments, and to remind you to be fully present each step of the way. Yes, the images are important. But it's the memories we create along the way that will give them lifelong meaning.