Photography requires vulnerability, both from the people who find their way in front of my camera and myself. It's not easy getting in front of a camera for an hour and a half, and it isn't always a walk in the park to be on the other side of the camera, working so hard to capture what you see and feel while also not tripping over rocks and tree roots.
But somehow it always works out. Nerves flutter away and what's left is real, raw emotion. Where everyone kind of forgets exactly what is going on and we just roll from one beautiful moment to the next. Sometimes I make awkward jokes and sometimes someone slips in the mud, but I like to think that if everyone leaves as clean and tidy as they arrived, I didn't quite do my job right.
Will and Ashley are my kind of people. Genuine, kind, completely lost in their love for one another. They made my job feel effortless. And when Ashley showed up in a flower crown and flowy white dress I could have cried. It was perfect.