The first small wedding I ever photographed became etched on my heart forever. There was something different about the atmosphere. These couples and their guests relaxed into themselves, fully present in the moment.
There wasn't that pressure to keep things moving along to stay on schedule. Activities weren't planned to be impressive, but only for the richness of the experience. Everyone rallied together as a community, to make the food, hand sew the dress, or piece together the bouquet. Personal stories were exchanged over an intimate meal.
Crafting an intimate wedding day allows you a safe space to be vulnerable.To be the real version of you.
The amount of heart that goes into days like this is what makes them so memorable. You don’t need to hold back pieces of who you are when you’re surrounded by your closest humans. Instead, you can truly focus on creating an experience for the people you love that you will all cherish forever.
This is why I choose to capture intimate wedding days and elopements. The real, the raw, the messy, the imperfect. And you, being your most authentic selves. It’s the most beautiful thing in the world.