Natalie is always making fun of me for the weird positions I bend myself into for a shot. Or the odd things I’ll stand on (sometimes not the smartest things either, yikes) to get just the right angle. But being a wife-wife photography team, she can pick on me that way because she has seen me doing this for 7 years. I noticed going through about 100 shots of us at weddings that I’m somehow shooting in the water without shoes. A lot. Like, gross water that I’m not really sure should ever be wandered into. Note to self: scrub your feet super hard after weddings with a billion pumps of soap and body wash. Ewww.
Yes, you’ll notice I have a handful of outfits I wear religiously. Black eyelet dress that has pockets. Check. Pencil skirt from banana republic on clearance with my target button up shirt. Yup. And my flowy black skirt with a belt that I wear with that same target shirt that is the best thing ever invented. It’s perfectly soft, sweat proof, and formal enough. Why didn’t I buy 8 of them?? My shoes go in waves. Right now I worship my ecco blue flats with arch supports. And my curly, crazy hair? It has to be loaded with leave-in conditioner, brushed as straight as possible and tightly squished into a bun. Because there is *so much hair*. Apply devacurl hairspray and gel like woah. Ta-da!
I love all the backstories and moments to these photos. My favorite one is me grabbing the hand of Marlena and guiding her out for her first look. She had closed her eyes and I was making sure to give her good guidance so she could see her soon to be wife. It was about 5 seconds of the day but having a photo of it makes me crack up (I look like I’m dragging her) and also makes my stomach flutter thinking of all the happy moments I get to be part of.
I honestly LOVE what I do. I love that I’m lucky enough to have a wife with a passion for photography and people the way I do. She always has my back. Seriously- every time I jump up on a chair for the Hora, Natalie is right there grabbing my back to steady me. She protects me from the guests that might bump me and shove me off (that’s happened prior to when I began to shoot with her).