I‘m not ring shot fan... - to take the realness up a notch: I am a wedding photographer who doesn’t even know how to speak “diamond language”... I’m just the gal who nods her head and smiles that “ohhh yeah of course” type of smile when friends + clients share with me what shape/cut their ring is because the truth is: THIS GIRL doesn’t have a clue 🙈😂 am I the only girl in the house who’s like this?! - what is your favorite thing to photograph and what about it fires you up?!✨🙋 for me it’s not typically the detail shots, obviously I appreciate a gorgeous fluffy blossom shot when I see one ;) but you know what portraits really fire me up? the ones that make you FEEL things. The ones with tangible energy, & personality & sheer excitement just flowing off the screen. Those have my heart 🖤
as a couples photographer I am naturally the glorified third wheel in this relationship...might as well invite me on your date nights while we are at it🤗😂 but for real *these!!* are the sessions that fill me up (no pun intended) and are so dear to my heart! the ones centered around what you treasure as a couple. If you’re foodies lets break some bread togetha (or in our case order a few bowls of fries) If you’re adventuresome lez climb a freakin mountain. enjoy long walks down the isles of target? cue Jackson 5 bc JUST CALL MY NAME AND I’LL BE THERE #hspcouples
You could say the moment I knew they were my people was when they emailed me saying “we are just a 25 year old couple that lives like 70 year olds” #oldsoulsunite but truthfully really sealed the deal the moment we began bonding over our mutual love & devotion for food and how our life long dream is to travel the world and plan our trip around all the best eats..I mean try telling me that *isn’t* the dream!!
I felt these words f l o o d my heart on an evening walk with my brother and knew without a shadow of a doubt this was a word for more than myself! “fast steps may bring you praise, but your walk is something to be reckoned with! there’s a fullness found here: where you can see with clarity the things you miss every-time you choose to sprint through your day.” Ouch, did that have my attention! because isn’t it true?! Sprinting our walk can make us feel good, successful, even impressive at times? But at some point we’ve got to ask ourselves this: Do I want to be in a long term relationship with the fast paced pressures of “keeping up” (ya know, where I am constantly falling short) or will I decide that HERE and now is where I am most needed. best used. alert and ready. observant and steady. opting for a slower pace even when it’s unpopular so I can show up for the moments set before me. tracing your footsteps & following you lord
they got in the evening before from greece (read: landed mere hours before our early morning wake up call) just in time for me to photograph their sunrise engagement session with the cherry blossoms and if that isn’t a testimony to how dang loyal + carefree my #hspcouples are, I don’t know what is!! love you Paige & Nick! this day...making me consider becoming a morning person🌸🤗
an enneagram 2 getting honked at by traffic like “hey👋🏻 can I help you? no, really how can I help you?!”