I am a champion for marriage. The good. The hard. The ugly. I've been there and done it. I've spent too much time pinning stunning decor ideas and not enough time strategizing my marriage. I've tried to have serious talks about our marriage when I just needed a good laugh. I've done the day from start to finish. Soaked in every breathtaking minute to celebrate the start of the sweetest adventure, being husband and wife.
I fully believe your wedding day is sacred. Promises of forever are a big deal. And when I stand to photograph your day--- I'm not just clicking a shutter. I'm capturing a promise. Richer or poorer. Sickness or health. Til you take your final breath. And I will be a cheerleader for your marriage for years to come. Working to capture a story that will bring you back to the day you made a covenant with your forever. Heres the nitty gritty lowdown: marriage is freaking hard. Its not all peonies and hot morning lattes. It takes work. It takes fighting for each other and not just fighting against one another. Its beautifully messy, vulnerable, and raw. Its chalked full of rigor and luster all in the one moment.
Being invited into the sacred moments as you start your life together is a sweet honor. Yes, I get to do all the fun things like watch the first time your man sees you as His bride. I get to see your Dad whisper how proud He is of you and how lucky He is to be your Dad in your ear before He walks you down the aisle. I get to watch your groomsmen swing your flower girl around on the dance floor. And sneak you away at sunset for a few moments that you two can breathe in the day, and savor the stillness of it just being you. This gig I got going is my kind of my favorite.
But its more than that. Its meeting up with you years later, when your tired and discouraged--- and reliving the emotion of the day over salted caramel lattes. Telling you its okay. Its okay that its hard. Its okay that its messy. And its okay to keep on fighting for that man you promised your forever to.
I want to celebrate with you. Cry with you. Laugh with you. Capture the start of the most stunning beautiful adventure. And fight for your marriage every day after. I'm not just a photographer, I'm a friend. A cheerleader. And an artist. Ive been in the trenches and on the mountaintops and have seen the beauty in it all. the beauty of choosing your best friend on the most glorious day of your life and every dazzling and not so sparking moment after.
Lets chat. Maybe thats what you've been combing the internet for. A resume thats half work but mostly heart. If so get in touch--- I just may be your girl.
Alongtheshores@gmail.com or visit the GET IN TOUCH tab above!
** For the sake of full disclosure and understanding: Yes, I am 100% for marriages and fighting for keeping your promises. But let it not be misunderstood-- there are rare cases that someone is being abused or feels unsafe. If you are in this situation, please seek safety and outside support immediately.