A large factor in what makes wedding photography great is the connection between the photographer and the couple. There has to be respect, harmony, and trust. I love that I feel this with all of my couples, even if I’ve only spent three to five total hours with them prior to their wedding day. Since I’ll probably see clients in their underwear, this relationship is crucial 😉

Even though I say that in a joking manner, it’s totally true!! Sometimes I’m right under the veil with couples as they share some special kisses…and I’m right by their side…while they are trying to be intimate. And let’s be honest, sometimes I have to embarrass myself to break down boundaries (yes, I’ll dance and make funny faces). At the end of the day, our relationship built on respect and trust makes for natural moments, candid emotions, and an overall great experience!

Melissa and Cody were pretty quiet upon first meeting them. Cody is similar to my husband, in that they don’t open up easily or share a lot of emotion, and are slightly uncomfortable in front of the camera! So what did I do? I started with what does make him comfortable, and reassured him that it’s okay! He got to focus on Melissa rather than me. By the end of the day, we were laughing and talking about dancing to Ludacris 🙂

Those connections and trust mean the world to me! I am grateful to have not only photographed Cody and Melissa’s wedding day, but also to have gained them as friends.

~ Vendor Love ~

Dress boutique: Raffine Bridal / Bridesmaid dresses: Wedding Shoppe / Hair & Makeup: Revive Salon / Menswear: Men’s wearhouse / Invitations: Insty-Prints / Reception Venue: Prestwick Golf Club / Ceremony Venue: Woodbury Lutheran Church / Florist: Lakeside Floral / Music: Studio Veil / Baker: HyVee


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