Viewing entries in
Weddings

Laura + Matt | La Vie en Rosenfeld

Comment

Laura + Matt | La Vie en Rosenfeld

Laura + Matt | The Metropolist in Sodo Seattle, Washington

//

I remember when I first started blogging weddings, I got overwhelmed with the amount of “right or wrong” ways to blog them. I would find myself on local photographer groups, getting advice and tips - and feeling more discouraged than anything. 

Some would say “only blog your favorite 50 photos from a wedding.” Or “only blog picture perfect photos for your website!” — where does my client come with these? Why wasn’t I seeing… “SHOW THE FULL STORY” - I mean, isn’t that the point of our jobs anyway?

I didn’t understand why there were rules, and I definitely didn’t understand the perfectionism behind it. Who was I blogging for anyway? I think that’s the question that needs to be answered. Granted, I like to publish blogs because I think it’s important for potential clients to see my work to a more details extent, and it’s a great way to market. 

But the primary reason blogging is important, is for my clients. Surprising them with a full look into their wedding day within just a couple of weeks while they wait for me to complete their whole gallery, is the BEST part about it. 

There is no way to cull a wedding down to 50 “perfect” photos. They are all perfect. They all deserve recognition. I’m here to represent a story, and that story involves 8-10 hours of photo coverage. I don’t believe culling our clients’ days into perfect little squares is serving our clients. I don’t believe we get the right to pick what’s better than the other. The photos we don’t deem “socially perfect for publishing” are some of the most important and emotional photos to our couples and their family/friends. 

So this is what I’ve consistently decided to do. Show the story. Give them as much as possible. Let them RELIVE tiny moments from a 24 hour day. Laura and Matt’s wedding was just that. There was SO many photos I NEEDED to add to their wedding day blog. They are important. Their families are important. The love, moments and laughs are SO important. 

I am making it a priority to continue keeping the importance of what I do publicly known.

So here it is. Matt and Laura’s stunning June wedding at Metropolist and beyond. FULL and inclusive of all little moments that truly completed their day.

XO.


Comment

Jillian + Scott | Golden Southern Love

Comment

Jillian + Scott | Golden Southern Love

Jillian + Scott | Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, Texas

April 12th, 2019

//

Traveling to document someone’s wedding is always a thrill. It’s even better when you’re traveling to document a wedding of someone you’ve known for many years. Choosing a wedding photographer that you have chemistry with and feel comfortable around, I believe, is the number one thing to take into account.

Having beautiful photos is the end goal, absolutely. But it takes more than knowing how to work a camera to create beautiful photos. You want someone you can feel awkward around, because a good photographer takes those awkward feelings and uses them to your benefit - we bring a sense of comfort into the mix that makes you feel like your “awkwardness” isn’t awkward at all. You want someone you can trust to direct you when needed, someone who’s willing to go the extra mile and be respectful and polite around your friends’ and family.

Choosing your wedding photographer is not JUST about the final product. It’s about the experience leading up to your wedding, the day of your wedding, and even after.

These two. I don’t know how many times they were worried about feeling awkward. And I always assure my couple’s that is the least of my worries. I want them to have fun. I want it to feel joyful and exciting. The moment they realized how easy the process was going to be, I could feel and see the comfort fill their faces and sink into their bodies - and we had SO much fun. Through getting ready, first look, portraits, and all - it was filled with laughs, abounding confidence and joy.

That is one of my ultimate goals in capturing your wedding. This day, is a day you’ll never forget - and I don’t want there to be any stress, or drama, or discomfort being a part of your day. I KNEW Jillian and Scott’s day was going to be beautiful, and I expected it to be the best experience. It truly was. And their friends and family members were so kind, helpful and thoughtful throughout the day.

It is an honor to be a part of every single couple’s wedding I shoot. It’s even more of an honor to have a history with someone, and get to be present during such a special day.

This wedding was a dream. Just take a peak into their day and you’ll see why.

XO






Comment