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Wearing More than one Hat on a Wedding Day | Life of Something Minted | Seattle Wedding Photographer

When my dear sister-in-law Ana handed me a coffee cup asking to be her maid of honor in the most lovely of lettering just over one year ago, I was thrilled for it.

Her very next question was if I would be able to photograph it too. She said she wanted the day to be remembered & told in the way that I do so :) With that, the search was on for a photography team that could step into my shoes when it came time to be on the other side of the camera, and for the times I wanted to simply be at Ana's side. They deserved the best for their big day, and through many a prayer and long distance phone calls, that team came together.

I thought I'd have the urge to get up and photograph everything, but once we readied ourselves for the ceremony processional, my heart was so full that I wanted nothing more than to take in each moment as it unfolded. This day gave me a new perspective.

It's not about how many great shots you walk away with from a wedding, it's about capturing how incredible and unique the day is to that couple. The beauty I want to show through wedding photographs is in the moments that could too easily go unnoticed. Like when your mama gives your hand an extra squeeze right before you walk down the aisle, and when your brother comes over to tell you just how beautiful you are as a bride then plants a quick, gentle kiss on your cheek.

Seeing the love fill in this bride and her groom's eyes from a distance much closer than I'd be on any given wedding day made me feel more than I had from behind a lens.

Everything about two souls coming together is beautiful. I love weddings, and photographing them makes my heart so happy. When a couple asks me to do so, they're inviting me to share in the start to their family. Being apart of this beginning is an amazing thing.


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