the day you get married
Because really, in all of this planning that you're doing, it's easily forgotten - this isn't just a wedding.
This is a marriage.
A marriage of families and friends and love - and this idea is what makes weddings more than just a day of gorgeous flowers and pretty views. There's so much more to your event than what it looks like. How does your family interact? Who are the party animals? How many times are you going to cry? (Or attempt not to? But really, just let it happen.)
These are the things that are meant to be remembered. But our time together is so much more than hiring a wedding photographer - you're getting a listening ear. A soothing, calming voice of reason. Somebody whose done this before, and can give you advice for literally everything. You're getting an experienced helping hand for buttons, zippers, boutonnieres, and you-name-its. You're getting intimate moments with the love of your life with photographs you didn't even realize were happening.
You're getting the opportunity for hikes and tramps through forests and trails and all of the gorgeous greenery you can imagine. You're getting the person who might start a dance party, and will accidentally stay late because the music is too good. You're getting a listener and an old friend.
You're getting the photographs of your dreams.
It's pretty simple - it's you. It's the hugs you dole out and the soft touches on each others' backs. It's your parents squeezing you so tight it's like you're young again. These are the things I find home in.
And I'll use those to make art for you.
I believe that your story is important and worth telling: as-is.
I might not take a single photo of you looking at the camera, sorry in advance.
But these aren't just photos of you: they're about you.
Photographs are no longer a sit still look pretty notion. They can be filled with energy and light and warm goodness like never before. And we're going to make that together.
I'll shift my focus to the things you value most: your family, your village, the people you're willing to feed because you love them so much. And I'll spend less time photographing the plates or decor - if at all. Okay, maybe one.
Because ultimately, on your wedding day, you're there to love people, and use things. And I'm there because I completely agree with you and want to make sure that's what you have the biggest pleasure of remembering.