|Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.|
This super adorable couple is getting married next June and I am so excited that I get to document their day! The trust people give me to preserve their memories of such a significant and beautiful day - it's a big deal. I am honored and I just LOVE this work.
It's not just about the wedding day though ... the time of engagement (while different for every couple) is usually a pretty fleeting time. Often it's several months of busy wedding planning, parties, meetings, and more ... which can be really fun but can also quickly become stressful. I think the time of engagement should be more cherished. It's a special time that should not be hurried through even though it's usually brief.
So, for all those soon-to-be married folks out there, I encourage you to spend your engagement time reflecting on your relationship as a couple as well as your relationships with family. Most importantly this is a time to prepare for marriage. Wedding planning, sure ... but marriage preparation, way more important.
Engagement photos are awesome because - yeah the session provides a great way to connect with your photographer and establish that relationship and trust that will make your wedding day smooth and stress free (in the photo department, at least). But engagement photos are also a really beautiful documentation of one of the earliest stages of your commitment to each other. Every year that passes those images will gain in value. And they will forever hold memories of a time full of excitement, hope, and young beautiful love.
So, here are Elisa and Matt ... young, beautiful, and totally in love.