A few years ago, I started a journey that would bring me into something so magical I would have never dreamed it. The first time I photographed a wedding. It wasn’t like the abstract work that had been my previous passion where I only dealt with stationary objects. It also wasn’t even a little bit similar to the few portrait sessions I had under my belt. No, a wedding day was a whole new experience. After all, this wasn’t something you could look at the pictures later and decide you wanted a do-over. This HAD to be perfect the first time. It is a big risk hiring a photographer for your wedding day. You are trusting that not only will they show up (literally and figuratively), but also that you are going to love them still after 10+ hours, and you have to trust that their photos are going to rock, since it is the only memory you will have to remember the day.
Tarin & Dave did just that – trusted me. And what came from their complete trust was something amazing. A wedding day is a rush, from start to finish. Even when you do have the little bit of downtime, you are still thinking and moving to the next magical moment that is about to occur. Photography has always spoken to me, but photographing a wedding – that is my calling. For someone who loves love as much as I do, there is really no explanation to how a wedding day can make you feel. (…cue the Kleenex…) Luckily, I have a camera over my eyes all day… Dad wiping a tear as he hands his little girl over gets me every time.
The Diehl’s wedding day was no different from every wedding I have photographed since, but it is more special because it was my first. They are the reason I fell in love with weddings. They showed me for the first time a real life job where I could witness pure joy, raw emotion, and intense love like never seen before. Now that I am a mom, the only thing that tops a wedding day, is the birth of a child, but that’s a completely different kind of love and a completely different kind of blog post!