Val and Aaron’s entire wedding day was planned around doing everything exactly the way they wanted it to be. They got ready together in their home, they did their first look right in their bedroom, they brought their dog, Oscar, to both the ceremony and the reception, they arrived by canoe, and they danced the tango. They had pie and ice cream sundaes instead of cake, and they promised to always walk side by side, hand in hand through life, come what may. The entire day was unique and heartfelt, and completely on their terms. It meant so much to us to be there to tell their story!
When you begin your journey as a new photographer, you shoot anything and everything you can to see what feels right for YOU. It’s a very important step in the process. I knew pretty early on that I loved photographing family sessions, but it took years to figure out that I had preferences. I now know that my specialty and greatest strength is photographing emotion. My goal with everything I shoot is always “to tell stories that matter.” Every time I click the shutter button, I do it with 100 years in mind. I think about the people in the photos and what I want them to feel when they look at my work now and 100 years from now. I think about the people who aren’t even born yet, but to whom these photos will someday be priceless treasures. It’s pretty incredible to think that the work I’m producing today will bridge the gap between generations for so many families. Today’s family sessions are tomorrow’s family heirlooms.
These are my dear friends Meghan and Travis, and their sweet baby, Nora. We photographed their wedding so many years ago, and we’ve loved them ever since. It meant the world when they asked me to come take some photos of them as a family in the perfect little house that they’ve made their home. <3