Friday, July 1, 2011

Ravenswood Historic House of Livermore (Margarita & Devan's Trash the Dress Love Session)

The first year of marriage, according to some, is the hardest you'll ever encounter. You have withdrawal from wedding planning, living together, life plans to agree upon, adjustments and compromises to make... who knows what else.

When I photograph a wedding, my primary goal is always capturing that MAGIC between a couple. The innocent love, unknowing of things to come, whether that be joyous or a challenge. Couples holding hands, looking at each other and counting on each other. I want my couples to be able to look back on those images and remember how it was in the beginning- on the day "you loved each other the least," and remember how incredibly sweet and wonderful that time was. I don't always get to give that gift, but I always, always try.

Whatever you do in the weeks, months and years after you make your vows to each other, remember that love, and keep on dancing.



If you're not already, remember I am depending on you to validate my work as photographer by giving me as many fans on Facebook as humanly possible. My self esteem depends on YOU.
(Was that enough pressure or should I lay it on thicker?)

These have been some especially ugly couple of weeks I have had here. I lost my sweetheart 11 months ago Sunday and you'd think it would get easier, but really it just gets more complicated as you slowly more fully come to grips with your new reality.

You think your heart will heal from the wounds the world inflicts on it someday, but really sometimes all you find out about that is that your heart ends up being pieced together with about 40 pieces of duct tape and gorilla glue.

My therapist asked me to draw a picture of my heart a few months ago and I handed her back a kindergarten quality scribble of brown oil pastels covering every inch of an 8.5 by 11 paper.

"And what does this brown represent?"
"Well, that is my heart covered in dog poo."
"...Well, that is just excellent."

I must buy a roll of duct tape and update my portrait one of these days.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!


Tonya Peterson said...

Words cannot express how much I love shooting in orchards. Love these!

Logan Jennings said...

You are an amazing women and photographer. The happiness you bring into your clients lives last forever. :)

Lukas VanDyke said...

Thanks for the post! The photos are gorgeous! Suzy and I have been married about 20 months now and it keeps getting better. We were just looking through our wedding album two nights ago and it made us really happy! =).