“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies”. -Diane Arbus. Who doesn't like oreos? Ok maybe not everyone loves oreos like I do, but who doesn't like cookies? brownies? ice cream? sweets of any kind really? Well my motto is figuratively as well as literally... BRING ON THE COOKIES! I love being a photographer. From the time I was 13 and first saw a photo magically appear in that darkroom I was hooked.
I never gave much thought into what I was going to actually do with my photo degree from Northeastern University. I think, for the most part, I hoped I'd take some amazing fine art photo and sell it for millions. The few times someone would mention wedding photography I would turn up my nose and say "who would want to do that". Well apparently I would and I just didn't know it.
When I moved to Texas and found my way into Debbie Brower's house I really had no idea just how lucky I was. I knew how to use a camera, I was pretty good at portraits but I'd never shot a wedding. I guess Debbie saw some potential because I ended up a photographer for Image Forward Photography. I learned SO MUCH from her and the two other girls who work with Debbie (her daughter Jaclyn and Jaclyn's sister Miranda). These girls made wedding photography fun!!! They taught me that wedding photography didn't have to be stuffy boring formals. We had fun and our brides were fun!
I owe a lot of my success to Debbie, Miranda and Jaclyn, and I am so proud of them for their recent award from The Knot: 2010 pick The Knot Best of Weddings (the best in weddings as voted by local brides). HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!?
I feel very lucky to be traveling back to Texas in June to help shoot Miranda's wedding. I can't wait to visit with my friends and take some stunningly beautiful images of her wedding day.
So heres to the ladies of Image Forward and to Oreos cuz they are just that yummy!