I loved shooting Kelsey's wedding. Her and her husband were meant for each other. I'm not just saying that, either. I have had the privilege of knowing this girl since we were kids. I watched her go through so many experiences as she got to learn about herself and who she is. I got the opportunity to see this beautiful girl find this amazing man, and see how they truly help each other become the best that they can be. I am so excited to see their future together. I was honored when she asked me to shoot, and I can't believe how beautiful their wedding was.
I wanted everything to be picture perfect. I would stay up nights watching videos, and buying and renting equipment for everything to be absolutely flawless. Then, a couple of days before the wedding, it hit me- I am not trying to shoot a magazine. I am telling this incredible couple's story. It's going to be raw, tender and real. I needed to get out of my own way and let their love tell the story.
So I worked with harsh lighting, and I prayed a lot and was led by the spirit on where to shoot. I could not imagine these being any more beautiful. It was even more beautiful because I was capturing these sweethearts making the most important and wonderful decision of their lives. That brought me so much peace.
Since then, I've bought a new camera and really tried to master the beauty of capturing moments. But Kelsey will always be one of the first stories that I shared. I tried to capture the laughs, the love, and the candid moments that perfect videos just can't grab. I hope you enjoy their story. I so, so enjoyed telling it.
Stay tuned, I've got a few wedding videos coming up that I can't wait to show you!