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  • after ⬅️ before
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This is an art that often feels impossible to perfect. You see others work and constantly compare yourself (or wait, just me?) so I love it when I see photographers I admire share their straight out of the camera, raw, no edit , then their edit. 
Is my edit perfect? Probably not. There are so many technicalities to this art, so many directions one could take editing (are oranges in this week? greens? are we yay or nay on matte? which preset is trending? but really, what about greens?) At the end of the day, does this image move me? Oh but it does. I needed this sunny day, this perfect light, this sweet couple anticipating new life in just a few short weeks.
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🙋🏼‍♀️ if you want more before/afters!
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  • I’m pretty sure the monster form Stranger Things entered my beloved MarkIV this evening at the start of this session, and I may have had to scramble and run home to grab my backup, but I’ve pretty much put it behind me because look at how perfect this evening went?! These parents to be rocked it, and luckily rolled with the punches when I threw them a curveball. They’re going to be naturals! Can’t wait to meet their baby girl in a few short weeks!
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  • I do happen to love the Facebook memories feature, it’s crazy to see life over the years. While I often cringe at the things I posted through the years, I do love looking back at special moments. Today’s memory was from 5 years ago, when my husband and I announced our engagement!! He actually officially asked me on our anniversary dinner about a month before, but he wanted to ring shop me because he’s a smart man and knew that was exactly what I wanted. He had secretly asked my parents in person a few months before - and they live a whole state away! 
It took me 31 years to find this guys, and he was so worth the journey. Love being taking back to such an exciting time in our lives... luckily the road ever since just keeps getting better. What’s your love story?
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  • Couple: “I feel awkward in front of the camera. I don’t know what to do.” (🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ if you’ve said this!)
Me: “I got you.”
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Um, have you met me?! I’m also super awkward, an introvert, and I also don’t love being the center of attention. But what I do know if how to get break down that awkwardness to help bring out some natural moments. I also usually also laugh at whatever moments ensue. #winwin .
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  • Team 1: First Look before your ceremony
Team 2: wait until the wall down the aisle
What’s your pick?
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When meeting with couples to talk about their big day, this is one of the first questions I ask. It’s usually met with “ummmm...🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ I cant decide!?”
I’ve been at alottttt of weddings and my general preference? TEAM FIRST LOOK! There something so special and intimate about your spouse seeing for the first time and I love that it takes the pressure off everyone else watching you. You get time to hold each other, to embrace, and let’s be honest, to shed some sweet tears of joy! It’s a few minutes you get with just each other (well and maybe your favorite photographer?) that may not happen otherwise. As a photographer, I love that I can get a few portraits of just you two and we can cut down on portrait time after the ceremony so you two can get to THE PARTY!
At the end of the day though?! It’s YOUR DAY and ultimately about the vision of your love story. I’m just here to capture it!
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  • that time when their head fit in your hands...sigh. They all told me it goes to fast but dang it, they were right! It just goes too fast!!
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