I am so thankful for couples that trust me with capturing their wedding. Although I haven't experienced getting married myself quite yet (I will this September!), I've photographed enough to realize that those days go fast. I really encourage my couples to remember to take time to breathe, slow down, and take in all that is going around them on their wedding day. It's so easy to get caught up in the day's timeline, where you have to go next, all the family and friends you have to greet... but remember that your wedding day is so special. The moments are so fleeting and time flies as you're caught up in the whirlwind of the day.
As a wedding photographer, I certainly feel the pressure to capture those fleeting moments. But couples trust me to do so, and for that I cannot give enough thanks. I love the significance of carefully planned details, the first kiss shared between husband and wife, the emotions as parents give away their precious child as he or she begins a new life with their significant other. These moments are real, organic, and valuable. It is an honor to capture them. To be invited into others' lives on such a momentous day. For that I am truly thankful and like to give a small gift as a token of my gratitude.
In this blog post, you will see some of the specifically curated pieces that I give my couples. Field Notes designed by Aaron Draplin (one of my fiance's designer inspirations) and made in the USA, a wooden pencil that looks like a twig, an air plant in a tiny, magnetic, hand-painted pod, locally made soap by Lyes and Lathers, a thank you note from yours truly, and a special treat from Lancaster County to finish it off. These small items are a representation of a few things that I love and care about and choose to share with my couples. So thank you. It truly is an honor to be selected as your wedding photographer.