I hope everyone had a great New Year!!! After getting a bit of time to relax after the holidays, I can't believe what a year 2016 was! It was full of adventure, travel, highs and lows, taking risks, going head first into my first official year of business, capturing love & discovering what it is that makes my heart happiest when I'm behind the camera.
I have to say, of all the things I shot this year I really fell in love with capturing people in love. I fell in love with being a part of one of the most special days of a couple's life. I fell in love with having the opportunity to give people something that will last forever, from generation to generation. And I fell in love with building and maintaining real relationships, and getting to call the people I work with friends.
I've loved weddings ever since I can remember, but as a photographer you never really know if capturing a wedding day is something you're going to enjoy until you do it! This year showed me that weddings still light that spark in me that lit up in me as a little girl when I used to search wedding dresses in my free time and plan my entire wedding before Pinterest boards existed. (Yup, that actually happened haha!)
I absolutely love capturing all the details of every wedding because they always help tell a unique and special story. I love capturing the moments in-between that most people don't get to see, like the bride and groom's first look and the first time a father sees his little girl as a bride before he walks her down the aisle. And yes, I tear up every. time.
I love the joy that encompasses every wedding day and how I'm reminded every time that real, pure love is something that does in fact still exist.
Before getting too far into this new year, I wanted to share some of my favorites from this year of weddings! I want to say a special thank you to all the couples who invited me be a part of their day this year. I've learned and grown so much, and that's all thanks to each one of you! Thank you to the photographers who have trusted me to grab those second shots at your weddings, and to those of you who have been so gracious and kind while teaching me the ropes! Lastly, thank you to the teams who put together the two beautiful styled shoots I was a part of this year.
I got to be a part of so much PRETTY this year, and now it's your turn to get a peek into it all! I'm so looking forward to the love I get to capture this year, and all the beautiful details and joyful moments to come!!! Cheers to 2017!