“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”— Karl Lagerfeld
I live for telling stories with my images for weddings. And weddings provide me an opportunity to document the celebratory start to a couple’s story. Whether I’m at a Coeur d’Alene or Spokane wedding, or documenting destination weddings, my job is to capture authentic moments and tell a story with my images.
In weddings, emotions are high, everybody is ready to experience all the moments and celebrate. And the bride and groom are ready to receive the love, praise and spend those precious hours with their closest family and friends.
It’s because of these moments, and the responsibility in documenting weddings in an authentic and timeless way, I like to ensure that every bride and groom I work with receives constant communication. It’s equally important to have enough time before weddings to collaborate and make site visits to ensure we are getting the best plan prepared so when it comes to the wedding day, we have plenty of cushion built into our timeline and we don’t have to worry about everything going crazy if one of those wedding-day snafus pop up.
As every wedding season ends, I look back at the moments I was able to capture in weddings to help tell these stories. And every year, it’s amazing that I found my way into this responsibility of documenting the monumental moments of people’s lives.
Because I believe in continuing my education and being motivated by other talented photographers, I’m a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and the Professional Photographers of America.