Moments. Real moments. Let’s talk heart to heart for a minute. Genuine, heart on my sleeve kind of talk.
(Honestly, I’d have it no other way.)
The wedding industry can be pretty pushy sometimes. There’s constant chatter for perfection. The perfect timeline, the perfect dress, the perfect food, the perfect atmosphere, the perfect pairing of napkins and plates. There’s ads for wedding day teeth whitening, exercise routines, and honeymoon packing lists. The lists goes on and on. I’ve talked with couples that have been pressured to plan a first look, shorten their family shot list, and have been told that their ideas will be rejected because of artistic vision. I don’t understand.
Last year, I slowed down quite a bit. I photographed fewer weddings, took several weekend trips, and tried to be more intentional in general. I checked social media less, unfollowed several wedding blogs, and stopped worrying that my instagram feed wasn’t curated. And guess what? I felt like I could breathe again.I learned to listen deeply. I started noticing more and I started sharing more genuine emotions. Real, unscripted moments. I started putting more emphasis on the why of weddings instead of the details.
Moments over perfection.
I’ll be sharing these over on instagram for the next 3o days. (I’m already 2 days in.) I wanted a place for these images to call home, so I’m sharing the entire set with you now. <3