I heard a quote recently that really stuck in my head. It was something like, “As a wedding photographer, you’re doing more than taking pictures. Your lenses are the eyes of the couple’s future children. They’ll see their parents’ wedding day from your perspective.”
In the case of Jenny and Stephan’s wedding, I also had the honor of being the stand in eyes for Jenny’s extended family. Many of them live in Cuba and weren’t able to be there in person for the wedding day. This was such a sweet, lighthearted couple with family and friends that were incredibly kind and warm. And I love a wedding party with a great sense of humor (one look at the bridesmaids photos below says it all).
This was a group shoot during a conference in Arizona. We all had one minute to shoot in each location for a total of about five minutes. It definitely put the pressure on, but I also think it gave me a fun opportunity to think on my toes and watch how other photographers work.
Now pardon me while I research condos in Arizona that I can rent for part of the winter next year
Here’s a little peek behind the scenes with the group.
I had a baby! Arden Joy was born on Tuesday, December 29 at 5:54 weighing in at 6 pounds 9 oz. We’re adjusting to life with two kids thanks to a lot of support (and amazing meals!) from friends and family.
I made a point to write down her full birth story, just like I did with Zelda’s. I know birth stories aren’t for everyone, so feel free to enjoy the sweet posed baby photos below instead, but I always liked reading other people’s stories, especially when I was preparing to have my own girls. So if you want to read the story and see how awesome I looked after being in labor all night, head on over and check it out.
And to my clients, I’ll be easing back into shooting again around mid-February. In the meantime, email is the best way to reach me with questions and future inquiries.
Old Town Lansing has become a favorite location for me over the years, both as an urban area with a ton of quick variety for mini sessions and as a place to go with my family. Zelda and I have been going to a music class with Melissa Sigh’s School of Music every Friday in Old Town for almost a year now, and we often find ourselves at various classes at Mother and Earth.
I kept catching lucky breaks with weather in November—this session took us all the way to mid-November, but you’d never know looking at the Jordan and Kourtnee. These two are naturals in front of the camera.