I vividly remember the voicemail I got a little over a month ago asking if I did wedding portrait sessions. He said that they had gone to my website and loved my images, and would I be open to doing a bridal session? Over the past couple of years I have turned away many wedding requests, mostly because I think that I’ve found my sweet spot with newborn and children’s photography, and also because shooting a wedding scares me to death! There are so many factors that come into play and I’m not at a time in my life or business that is conducive to being a wedding photographer. I really enjoy having most of my weekends available to spend with my family and portrait sessions really go well with that. I’m rarely gone for more than a few hours at a time and it’s the perfect balance for me between work and family.
But it had never occurred to me to do a bridal session. So when Will asked, I knew it was something I would want to try. The fact that they were also driving up from the bay area to have little ol’ me photograph them was also hugely flattering. And when I saw Will and Orawin walk up as I was waiting at the Capitol steps I actually let out a little squeal! How beautiful are they? I love that although I had told them I don’t have a lot of experience photographing couples, they put their full trust in me and let me try out different settings and poses.
I think the end result speaks for itself. What a gorgeous couple, beautiful architecture, breathtaking scenery, and amazing light. I just couldn’t narrow down, so this is one huge sneak peek!
Orawin and Will–thank you both so much for having the confidence in me to push me to try something new. I hope that you two are the first of many bridal sessions to come. I truly loved photographing the love you have for one another and I hope you cherish these images for many years to come.