I'm pulling out all the stops. I'm living life - today - while actively seeking my purpose here on earth.
"What in the world does that have to do with being a wedding photographer?" you may be thinking. I'm glad you asked, because as it turns out it has a lot do with being a wedding photographer.
Recently, largely to the credit of my loving husband, I discovered I possess the following strengths: achievement, responsibility, learning, research and connecting. Earlier in life I learned that not only am I gifted at analysis, as well as suited for a career in photography, but that truth and honesty are deeply rooted in my being. This blend of characteristics, traits and strengths profoundly affect the photography I create.
I see people beyond their physicalities - I visualize and capture emotion and the beauty in people, in particular at weddings. The emotional nature of these life-changing events creates some of the most fantastic range of emotions a person can experience. My intimate awareness of environment and surroundings allows me to display honestly, with love, the reality of a moment.
Much of what you've read above was unearthed in me while I briefly studied for a MA program in theology and psychology before I married in 2005. A kind professor pointed out that I had a strong desire to portray truth - which she deduced was likely for influencing my gravity to studying Journalism, which is ultimately the study of storytelling, in my undergraduate studies. The camera in my hands finally made sense.
Passionate for art, I found purpose for it beyond pure aesthetic reasoning. I could tell a story with my photography or words. As I pursued photography, I began to favor it due to its inherently unbaised nature of representation of a moment, a story unfolding.
I love working with our couples every year. I see some of the most intimate moments of their wedding day; and I hope with each couple, each wedding, as they look through the photographs of their day that they sense the respect I had for them, their families and friends, and that they see the unbiased beauty of their love.