I think we all have that one photograph don’t we? You know the one, it’s the one that would break your heart if it was lost or damaged. It might be a childhood photo that brings a flood of happy memories, it might be a picture of a loved one who is no longer with us or it might just be a quick snap from a wonderful day. For me, it’s one of my wedding photos. It’s not your typical romantic portrait or a moment filled with emotion. It’s a candid capture of a quiet moment shared, my husband, rubbing my tired feet as we wait for the limo to arrive. It’s not a pretty picture but it is a beautiful moment. It’s filled with memories but it’s also so much more.
That photograph is a turning point. I’ve had a camera almost as long as I can remember. As a child, back in the days of film, I took endless family photos. My own family arrived, that wonderful husband, then baby boys, one, two and then three of them. Now growing up and perfectly wild. We hike, we picnic, we watch sunsets on beaches. But one of my favorite outlets is getting to know people with my camera in my hand.
But back to that photograph. I’m sat there one day, staring at that photograph, thinking how we have that moment framed. How it can’t ever be forgotten because of that photograph. And I knew, right then, that I needed to be a wedding photographer. I knew that I needed to take my lifelong habit of documenting family moments and start to preserve those special wedding day moments for others.
Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing many wonderful couples, many of them can be found on the blog, why not head this way and take a look?