For as long as I can remember, I have had a crippling fear of forgetting. Forgetting the smell of my childhood home, or how to navigate my favorite city, or what it felt like to be a particular age. I'm sure a therapist would have a lot to say about that. But I found that I could ease the fear of forgetting through photography. That's why for most of my life, I've been the person in the friend group with a camera glued to her face, frantically snapping away to preserve the memories and feelings. Preserving a moment in a photograph gives me the peace of mind of knowing that I don't have to rely on my faulty memory. I can just "be".
Wedding days are full of heightened emotions - joy, and anxiety, and relief, and fear, and nostalgia, and loss, and excitement. I am a firm believer that if you really allow yourself to feel the whole spectrum of emotions, if you really allow yourself to be present with your people, that the photographs that follow will be more meaningful than any staged shot we could create. I want you to have gorgeous photos, yes, but more than that, I want you to feel comfortable and happy and beautiful and like your specific love story is worth documenting. Because it is.