I’m a hopeless romantic who dreams of English Gardens full of peonies and tea roses.
I started my wedding photography career in the fall of 2005, right out of high school. I had dreams of furthering my photography education somewhere in Italy. Where in Italy? I didn’t care. I had fallen in love with the romanticism of Tuscany and wanted to learn from that inspiration. To pay for it, I went to work in a local factory.
The only “problem” was that I fell in love with a man that would later become my husband. Although there is a 17-year age gap between the two of us, we bonded over our mutual love of photography. It was his love and support that launched the career that I have today. No dream was too big. Over the next 15+ years, I honed my photographic skills by being inspired by the love of each of my couples.
Today, we have two children that I enjoy watching grow into their own.
Photo by Erika Aileen
Value the legacy of photography. Photography that, when they pull their wedding album out on their 50th anniversary, still feels distinctly like who they are.
Delight in the moments captured genuinely and without too much direction.
Dream about the classic elegance of Grace Kelly and how she pulled that into a wedding that we still dream about over 60 years later.
Their family and friends being part of their wedding is just as important as marrying their best friend.