seeing from the heart : boulder wedding photographer :

"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works, if from the head, almost nothing."
Marc Chagall

I've had a bit of a lazy Sunday with my husband and son. Wedding season is in full swing, so these moments together are even more precious. We woke up at 7 am as usual (life with a little one leaves little option for sleeping in, although napping is encouraged... the whole "sleep when the baby sleeps" is something I still hold on to dearly after a long stretch of work and mama duties). After some snuggle time and nursing we headed to our local doughnut shop for a little treat.

While the three of us sat together I glanced over to the table next to us at this sweet little girl eating with her dad. She looked over her shoulder and smiled at Finn. I think there's a hidden language among children. They say so much with just a glance. I love those subtle nuances we share as human beings. I guess this is why I'm so wild about what I do. I get to witness these authentic moments constantly. The sweet glances, the way a husband lovingly brushes his wife's hair out of her face, the look she gives him as she stares into his eyes for the first time as his wife, the laughter they share captured in a single frame for them to remember forever.

At Molly and Tim's wedding yesterday, the bride shared something with me that filled my heart with joy. While looking at one of her engagement photos, she told me, "the thing I love most about this photo is that I remember exactly how I felt in that moment." I smiled from the inside out because that is why I do what I do. I want to suspend time for my couples and take photographs that evoke emotional memories. I want them to hang their wedding photos on their walls and as they speed past them on their way out the door, they glance at them for a moment and feel that magic they share together.

I have one of these moments on the wall near our front door. It's from my wedding and I can clearly recall how I felt in that photo (thank you to the brilliant Mike Larson, our talented wedding photographer). It's a close up of me and my husband holding each other tightly right after our ceremony. We were smiling and completely giddy from saying our vows. When I walk past this photo it's hard not to smile. It's a gentle reminder of where we came from and where we are today. It captured our past, present and future in a single moment, with our love as the constant.

These moments are important. The times when we're authentically us. These little windows into our hearts and souls, the ones that children share so generously. It's my ultimate goal to find these shining stars with every couple, family or individual I photograph. I'm a collector of light, a historian of glimmering moments. Whether I'm watching the world through my camera or observing the subtle nuances shared by the people in a doughnut shoppe, I'm constantly recording what my heart sees.

Love and Light,

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