May 15th, 2015

Featured Engagement Session

As the grays and browns of the winter season are replaced with the freshness of Spring’s colors, I’m filled with a new sense of creativity and excitement for the season ahead. Not only are we leaving behind the dreary days of winter, but also the quieter season of photography, moving into brighter, busier days ahead. The number of sessions and level of anticipation increases as the momentum of the new season builds.

Over the past several months, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on goals, dreams, and my vision as a photographer. I didn’t end up with pages of new ideas and lists of changes to make. I always return to the bottom line that no matter what seasons and changes come in the photography world, I will always strive for the same end result–timeless photos that outlive the changes of seasons, trends, and even decades.

More than keeping up with trends, I will always work towards better capturing the weight of the moments I’m invited to photograph. Sure, techniques can be improved, skills sharpened, and processes perfected, but these will only enhance my ability to reach my ultimate goal.

While these quieter months have given me time to shift my focus to developing my business and reflecting on the bigger picture of my work, they’ve also given me the fresh perspective I need to continue to strive towards meeting my goals one photo at a time.

I am proud to announce that with this fresh perspective in 2015 one of my recent engagement sessions is featured on United With Love. Here’s a sneak peak at the session:

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  1. Awesome shots!

  2. Thank you Lily!

  3. WOW! i absolutely LOVE these!!!

March 17th, 2015

Planning a Wedding in Austin, Texas

A Groom's PerspectivePlanning a wedding often defaults to the bride’s perspective; her dress, the ring, the cake, flowers and countless other details she has most likely dreamed of for much of her life. The groom has an important say in it all, but the day is not as often viewed through his eyes. What does the wedding day look like from his vantage point? One groom shares his perspective from where he stood on the big day.

What did you want to see captured in the photos?

“Fun! I wanted to look back and remember the feelings of the day, the celebration, and relive the excitement of our wedding day. I didn’t want only the traditional, formal photos. I wanted to see the activity, scenes, and moments of the day. I witnessed and was a part of many things, but I also missed a lot in the busyness, so I am thankful that the photos captured so much more.”

Why are the photos with the groomsmen important to you?

“These photos capture the strongest male supports in my life. It was important to have them stand along side of me on my wedding day. The photos took a still of the solidarity that is displayed in their support. When I look back, these men have been a part of my life at various times from college until now. It meant a lot to me to have all of them together and the photos serve as a great reminder of their friendship.”

What photos are most meaningful to you?

“The photos from our reception are some of my favorites. They show the scope of support we have from friends and family and capture the joy we were feeling while celebrating with them.”

What comes to mind when you look back at the “first look” photos?

“It was surreal. The photos capture the excitement and anticipation of the moment before I saw my soon-to-be bride. We had a few moments to take in seeing each other, let our nerves settle, and process the reality that we were about to be married! We have these photos of just the two of us to look back on and remember that special moment.”

As your day approaches, think through how the wedding will be viewed through each person’s eyes. What memories will others share? What parts of the day will you see first hand? What did each scene look like from another person’s perspective? How does this impact you you’d like your day to be photographed? Discussing each person’s point of view ahead of time will help to capture the memories important to both the bride and groom and create photos that will tell the story through multiple people’s eyes.

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