So, this starts with an admission. I started planning my own wedding when I was fifteen. Seriously. I spent lots of time looking through Modern Bride and Brides Magazine. And when Martha Stewart Weddings came out, I hardly left my room. Did I have a boyfriend? Um, no. But I figured I’d work that out later.
Fast forward to freshman year at Harvard, and picture a southern girl shivering in the library day in and day out. (That last sentence was in case my dad reads this). I did study a lot, though. And when my roommate, Bronwen, and I took a break we headed over to the Hong Kong Cafe for a scorpion bowl armed with a stack of bridal magazines. We discussed the pros and cons of dress styles, favors, invitations, flowers and reception decoration. And in the summer, when we couldn’t have our bridal binge in person, we sent copies of the magazines back and forth with notes in the margins. It sounds much less pathetic when you realize there was no Pintrest way back then.
After my own wedding, I became a wedding planner. And I worked for five years helping brides plan special and unique events. The little touches were very important to me and planning the entire sensory experience of the couple and guests always inspired me. I came to know some amazing vendors and I still conted that I could plan a pretty impressive wedding in under an hour given all the great folks I know.
I also had a stint as the editor of the location publication, Weddings Magazine. I had a blast in that role, planning photo shoots, writing copy, interviewing brides. It remains a very beautiful publication. If you don’t have one, get one! They are really lovely.
So basically, I’ve been thinking about weddings all of my adult life. That’s pretty strange to admit, but it’s true. And now, I spend my time thinking about how to visually present them.
My first goal is to document your special day. I love capturing the small tender moments that flutter by and documenting the day’s events as they unfold. But I want to do something more than that. I want to create really unique art starring you. To that end, I’ll do just a little bit of positioning and posing. After all, we want you to look your absolute best in that wedding album.
So, why do I love weddings? It’s the crafting of an story – a string of poignant memories – that reflects the couples love and commitment. Their personalities are a narrative that emerges through the images andthe families weave new pieces of history at these events. But the best part for me is the moment when I had a bride her wedding album or she views her proofs for the first time. There are so often tears. Sometimes I cry too! But it makes my heart sing to think I can be such a special part of a couple’s journey. So call me. Let’s talk about your big day. I can't wait to hear your story.