why weddings {wedding real talk}

 
 Because weddings are serious business. 

Because weddings are serious business. 

I get asked a lot why I chose to get into wedding photography. 

And you know what, I've got a confession to make. Yeah, I went to art school (twice!) but I'm not as creative as most of my peers. If you want truly beautiful wedding photos that are also amazing pieces of art - there are some real wizards out there. 

For me, it's all about the money. 

I'M KIDDING!!!!

Also, sidebar: I worked out my actual hourly rate once and it's not as glamorous as you'd imagine. 

I had a mentor once, and we were talking about what makes a great wedding photo and he's got a pretty solid system - it's got to have a moment, great light and great composition, and for him he's always looking for great light. 

I was going through my portfolio and I realised. Oh, damn girl - you all about those moments. 

Give me laughter, give me tears, give me every emotion in-between. What I've learnt about myself is that I'm a people-watcher and my favourite thing  I love people just being people. 

My photos might not be perfect (I try, I promise - I really do!) but they'll be an honest reflection of what your wedding day was like; what you were doing; what your guests were doing and most importantly, how it felt. 

 Bernie and her mum, each getting ready in their own way. 

Bernie and her mum, each getting ready in their own way. 

 Liza sharing a quiet moment with Isla before the ceremony. Both of them were sick with the flu but still managed to have an awesome time.

Liza sharing a quiet moment with Isla before the ceremony. Both of them were sick with the flu but still managed to have an awesome time.

 Sometimes you've had one too many Zooper Doopers. 

Sometimes you've had one too many Zooper Doopers. 

 And sometimes you're just over not being able to eat a giant cake. 

And sometimes you're just over not being able to eat a giant cake. 

 And lastly, who doesn't love a bride who can commit to the power ballad? 

And lastly, who doesn't love a bride who can commit to the power ballad?