Hello friends! I know it has been pretty quiet over here on my little slice of the internet lately but that is changing pretty soon! I will be catching up on nearly 9 months worth of blogs! HOLY COW right??
Brittany & Trey decided to get married at the beautiful & historic Bragg-Mitchell Mansion in Mobile, Alabama. The Greek Revival home is donned with white washed wood, large windows with natural light pouring in, huge old oaks surrounding the property, and a gorgeous driveway lined with azaleas, roses, and crepe myrtles.
Brittany and her bridesmaids arrived the afternoon of the 23rd of February and began putting the final touches of their hair and make up in place and helped Brittany prepare for her first look with her soon-to-be husband, Trey.
Brittany's mother and sister, Jessica, helped Brittany step into her gown. Brittany, in her gown standing in the beautiful white light pouring into the upper room at the Bragg, was nothing short of radiant.
I feel like this post should begin with a drum-roll, so, just do me a favor and do a little drum-roll on your keyboard before you keep reading... (*insert wink emoji here)
I have already shared a little bit about my heart and planning experience regarding this workshop but now it's time to actually dig deep into the day itself. It's also a chance for me to brag shamelessly on my incredible attendees and vendors who were absolutely amazing.
Bailey & her mom, Cynthia, contacted me a few months ago looking for a photographer for her December wedding. We decided to meet for coffee and talk through details and get to know one another and there was that instant "click". Bailey and I joke that we are essentially the same person... (although her make up skill are WAY better than mine!) We connected over the mutual experience of being a "Preacher's Kid" (PK) and our love for 90's alt. music and Michael Buble. More importantly though, we discussed the wedding and her relationship with Nick. ...
I love weddings, I hope to do them for a long, long time. But the one thing I love to shoot the most (other than weddings) are Seniors. I love getting to know them and see their personalities and sweet spirits come alive in my camera. It's almost like I get to go back in time for just a little while and relive those days myself when life was carefree and fun and my only responsibilities were making sure I showed up to the football game on time. These moments seem to last forever when you're in them and then the next thing you know you're planning the trip to go to your high-school reunion.
How many times do we as artists feel stifled in our creativity? I know that I do. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do and Weddings and Seniors are my favorite sessions because I have the most freedom with how I work; but there are so many times I am left wanting more. More from my clients, more from my photos, more from my art in general. I have inspirational photographers who I follow and wish with all my heart that I could somehow, someday, be as inspirational as they are.