When I went to school for photography I was often asked "well what are you really going to do, you know to pay the bills?" I always hated that question. To me it assumed that I wasn't capable of making a living as a photographer. Often that first question was followed up with "Are you going to shoot weddings?" to which my answer was always a resounding NO! In my mind weddings were boring. They were stuff photos of uptight people with no creativity aloud. I never thought twice about shooting weddings until I had graduated college, moved to GA, then moved to TX and was desperately looking for a job. I didn't want to work in yet another restaurant, or another retail job. I wanted to do something I actually liked and was bound and determined to do so. To the internet I went and I started searching for photographers in the area. I found a local studio that was a mom and daughter and half sister of the step daughter team that worked locally shooting portraits and weddings. Although this wasn't exactly my dream I thought, well they use a camera so thats a step in the right direction.
Of course they were not exactly hiring but when I met with the owner Debbie she told me going into their busy wedding season they might need an extra hand and with my design background they could use some help with some of the magazine layouts that they were in charge of. When that first wedding came around I was honestly petrified. I didn't know what I was doing, I didn't know how to do whatever it was I was supposed to do and I was scared that I would single handily ruin someones wedding day. Thank goodness I didn't. I did however cry during their ceremony and smiled all day long and consequently fell in love with weddings.
When I left TX and came back to New England I wasn't sure I had what it would take to run my own business. To shoot weddings, portraits etc. All I knew was that somewhere along the way I fell in love with taking photos of people and that whatever I had to do to make it happen I was going to do. With the incredible support team that I have with family and friends I set out to create a studio that while taking photos of people's wedding days, their babies, their families and their love that I could still focus on the art. My passion is people and art. I think I've created a business that really highlights the love people have for one another, be it friends, family or pets I try to focus on the love and create some beautiful art that captures that love.
What better way to create beautiful art then to spend a day with people dressed to the 9's, totally in love, surrounded by friends, family, pretty flowers and details? Seriously?! Why not weddings?
To be lucky enough to use the love and passion I have for photography to capture moments and details from a wedding day and provide my couples with images they can be proud to share with generations to come is truly awesome!
Plus I become friends with some of the best people in the whole wide world!!! How could I not love weddings?