I said it yesterday, but I’ll say it again: it’s so important to print your photos and have physical books of your memories to look through! I’m so lucky that as a photographer, I have a workflow and applications that make downloading, organizing, and printing photos a breeze and designing albums quick and fun. One of my favorite things to do is to put together small albums of our travels. Weekend trips and longer vacations are sometimes the only way to get us all together at once, and I take TONS of photos to document these occasions. Our Spring Break travel album is one of my favorite albums!
We kind of really love photos around here. You might think that’s a given, since we’re photographers, but I don’t think that’s true. I know too many photographers who tend to neglect personal photos. I even used to be one of them. But over the last few years, I made taking, and even more importantly, PRINTING, personal photos a top priority.
I’m so thrilled to have Ebony and Travis’ Destin-ation wedding featured in the inaugural issue of Black Bride Magazine! Ebony and Travis are one of our favorite couples ever! They were so in love! I’ll always remember their wedding as the one where the videographer turned to me and said, “are they really always like that?” I laughed as I assured him that they really, truly, are THAT in love. They now have their first little one on the way, and I can’t wait to see their family grow!
It always amazes me how much just a little bit of video adds to the storytelling of a wedding day! Ellen and Bobby had such a beautiful wedding. Everything was perfect, and they were so happy all day long! Still photos can capture a brief moment of time, and while they are always my favorite (and my priority), I do love watching those photos come to life and getting a glimpse of the action of the day!
To finish up our Fall wedding inspiration week, I want to highlight one of my favorite weddings. Not just my favorite FALL wedding, but one of my favorite weddings ever! Deanna and Michael were married last November, outdoors on the bank of a park lake with a tall tree as a backdrop. It was simple and perfect, and Deanna made a lot of the details herself. When I found out one of her main colors was turquoise, I knew I’d be hooked! Add in the most gorgeous fall bouquet, complete with succulents, and I was in heaven.
The next wedding we want to showcase for our fall wedding inspiration week is Addie and Matt’s vintage Victorian fall wedding. This formal wedding had some of the most gorgeous florals! It’s much different than the rustic woodland wedding we highlighted yesterday. The colors are not your typical fall colors, and Addie had a more vintage style. These are some of the reasons I loved it so much!
We’re starting off our autumn wedding inspiration with Katie and Steven’s woodland rustic fall wedding! There are several reasons their wedding is one of our favorites. First of all, both Katie and Steven are the sweetest couple! Ed and I felt like we were all old friends right after meeting them. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re both redheads! They are so perfect for each other in every way. They are getting ready to welcome their first baby, and I can’t wait to see him!
I have a confession. I love fall. I feel like such a traitor admitting that out loud (or, rather, on the internet, which is worse). See, summer is my absolute favorite of all seasons, by a long shot. It’s warm. There are vacations involved. We get to swim. It’s warm. The daylight sticks around longer. Did I mention it’s warm? But autumn signals the end of summer, so I should be completely against it!
I tell all my clients that their wedding photos are going to be much more important to them in 20 years than they are now. And I should know, as Ed and I have almost reached that mark ourselves. And perhaps even more importantly, they will be a treasure to their children, and their children after them. Again, I should know, as my kids love to look through our wedding album and get a glimpse of the day we started our family.
You would think that spending a whole day taking photos would get old fast. Not for me – I could take photos all day every day – but for Karen and Derek. I was worried that they would get burned out before we got to the best light of the day. But I needn’t have worried! Our carefree and editorial approach to most of the day meant that they were really just spending their weekend how they normally would, and we were simply watching and documenting. We got awesome photos and they were natural and enjoyed the process. Win win!