martyna + justin
intimate elopement in moab
now that i’m on the other side of the wedding world (surprise, casey and i are engaged), my perspective on what matters most as a photographer has shifted. i’ve done exactly what you have done, with maybe a little bit of a leg up because i’m in this photography world already. i’ve searched for the “one”, that photographer who will capture our celebration just as it is, who will capture our love as it really exists. and as i was scrolling endlessly and trying to imagine what it would be like to actually have a photographer at our wedding, i realized that what mattered most, what i cared about more than anything else, was that whoever it was became more of a friend than anything else. do the photos matter? hell yes. but the energy of the day is what we care about more than anything else, so we wanted our photographer to feel like part of the party, like someone who is invited to the wedding, not simply a vendor.
p.s. we found her. 😉
all this to say, this experience has shifted how i operate as a photographer and how i interact with couples in a huge way. i want them to really know who i am, so that we can know each other, and i can photograph them at their most comfortable. these are my favorite photographs, the blurry mishaps, the glances that were unintentional, the smirks and smooches that i didn’t prompt them to do, they just do it because they are in love and comfortable and happy.
martyna and justin are two creative, beautiful souls. i loved their comfort with each other, their sense of humor, and their willingness to adjust and adapt to these crazy times. i could have stayed out in the desert all night with these two, chatting about life and donut shops on the east coast and justin’s stylish custom made cafe-colored corduroy suit. their evening was intimate and loving, and i could not have been more grateful to have been there with them on this beautiful day. thank you both for trusting me to photograph you two. xo
dress by willowby by watters purchased at the wedding embassy