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I want to tell you all something. There are many photographers who will tell you how much they love taking pictures but hate editing. I totally get that, but I am not one of them. It's not because I do a bunch of fancy stuff to my photos because I don't really do that anyway. I like them to be as pure as possible, so that the image can speak for itself! The reason I love the time I spend at the computer, just as much as behind the lens, is because I have this amazing experience while I watch my images come to life. In the moment that I'm shooting, I'm vaguely aware of what is going on outside of my bubble. (That's why I didn't notice when Mia's cow tried to get in my camera bag on my hip.) I get in the zone, and shoot from the heart. It's a sensational experience in it's own right, but the time I spend pouring over the images at home with my head phones in, I get to fall in love with my subjects in a whole new way. I get to dwell in the image of the love they share with each other, without thinking about the next shot, or the light, or the dialog. I simply re-expiriance the session without any of the distractions, just the two of them and their story, and it's the most rewarding part of what I do. It's exactly why I do what I do.
So who are "they"? Well, for this session, it's Tyson and Mia. I shot them in Mia's back yard, with her pet donkey and cow visiting for a bit in the beginning. I have know Tyson, well... just about all my life. I met Mia in High School and she was quiet and sweet and much more mature than any other 15 year old I knew. Tyson is not quiet, at all, and crazy and animated, and boy can he make Mia laugh! That's basically all we did, I showed up with my camera and as Tyson and Mia caught up on their day Tyson made her laugh constantly. Here's the amazing part; Tyson and Mia have been dating for FIVE YEARS. They've done it all, high school sweet hearts, long distance relationship, the whole nine yards. They have waited for this for so long. I don't know if I have ever been so happy for two people to finally come together. Their love story is just simply amazing.
No words I write could do justice to this amazing couple and the day they joined together for life! Greg and Veronica are such a beautiful, wonderful, and fun duo! They had a country wedding at the home that Greg grew up in, but Veronica made sure to add some city-girl elements to the day as well. Veronica also wanted to make sure and bring in a bit of her cultural heritage to the wedding, so they had the most awesome Mariachi band ever! I seriously regret not having one at my own wedding, because these guys were awesome!
I am so excited to share with you Brittany and Jeff's wedding day. Weddings are kind of a big deal, right? I have two girls and we talk about their weddings even now. Not so much what flowers they will have in their bouquets or if the cake will be chocolate or vanilla, or any of the details. Details are great and important in their own right, but what we talk about, pray about, hope for is that they find good men who will truly love them wholly. Men who respect them and stand by them and nurture them. Men who cherish them. And we talk about, pray about, hope for our girls to become strong, smart, kind women who respect and love and nurture the men they fall in love with. By the time they get married we will have invested anywhere from 18 to 40 years of prayer and love into cultivating these girls! That's our job as parents! Marriage is a glorious thing, and the wedding that begins that journey is one of the most powerful events I could photograph. Cake and flowers are great, but what is really beautiful is the commitment and the love between the bride and groom. So, without further ado, grab yourself some coffee and look through this amazing novel of a post about Brittany and Jeff's commitment day!
I am so excited about Veronica and Greg's wedding! It has been so much fun getting to know them as they come closer to their big day. Their engagement session was such crazy adventure! We found so many fun places to shoot on our not-so-little walk around Davis. I couldn't pick a favorite site if I tried, but I love that Greg brought his chairs that his grandfather made to use as props. Such an amazing symbol to include while marking the beginning of a long and happy life together.
Happy Valentines Day! I'm so excited to share this fabulous engagement shoot with you on the day of Looovvee. Brittany and Jeff knew that they wanted a unique engagement shoot to represent their unique personalities, so we started at an old school bar that Jeff's band had played at called the The Club Car. It is such an amazing place! Afterwards we strolled through downtown Auburn and found a record store. Brittany has been dying to get herself some vinyl, so it was win/win! Finally, this couple took me on a death defying hike, and crossed the highest old bridge over a river. Have I mentioned I'm terrified of heights? Yeah. I am. In the end it was a fantastic time photographing two awesome people who are so much in love! Which is the best part of the entire day!
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