If you stop and think about it, I'm really not wired to be a wedding photographer in any traditional sense.
Bridal magazines are not of great interest to me. If I was getting married, I'd hop a plane before I'd plan a shendig. I tend to wear more linen smocks than dainty dresses. I snort laugh too loudly, sniffle when I cry, and tend to be a little noisy when I'm excited (officiants give me weird looks during ceremonies sometimes.) Frankly, I couldn't care less what's on the latest popular wedding blog this week.
But these moments. Oh these moments.
I watch the best people in the whole world give themselves over to joy for one glorious day.
Weddings are stressful to plan. Expensive. Tricky. Challenging. It's a given. I spend hours before wedding days planning with my couples to make their photo schedule run as smoothly as possible. My assistants come and help coordinate everyone. We do everything possible to keep it simple so you can soak in moments.
And for one beautiful day, it's all worth it.
That's my gift. I see the joy. Weddings are busy; I can be stressed, hyper-focused, hot, and tired. But I see the joy.
I see you.