IT ALL STARTED WITH HISTORY
If there was a fire and you could only grab one photograph from your home, which one would you take? Someone asked me this recently and this exact photograph to the right is mine... my grandparents on their wedding day, full of hopes and dreams about the life they would create together.
Many decades after this photo was taken, when my grandpa was sick in the hospital, my grandma would heat up a pot of homemade soup every single day and take it to him, where they would eat together and visit over lunch, just like they would if they were at their kitchen table back home. He loved her cooking and she loved cooking for him. I remember visiting her once when I was ten and not understanding why she had to go see him every day. I selfishly just wanted to go shopping or help her bake her famous cookies. Couldn't she just go see him tomorrow? Years later, the reason why she did that clicked for me and it has stuck with me as one of the purest examples of true love that I think about often. The one person she loved most in this life was sick and she needed to see him everyday... needed to know she was still taking care of him and in that moment he was still hers.
ROSE MARIE & EDDIE BORIS. DAY ONE. 1946.
Whenever I see this photo, I'm reminded of this story. Of their character. Of their kindness. Of the fact that my grandpa told my grandma he was going to marry her on their first date and she laughed and called him crazy. I'm reminded of the love that they shared. Photographs tell so much more than the moment that they capture. They tell the story of someone's life. Of their history.
Everyone business owner has a why. The thing that drives them. The reason they’re building what they’re building. The thing that makes them excited about life and why they’re passionate about it. I'm the historian of my family. This is my why...
THIS IS THE REASON I WANT YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME.
To never go out of style and still be as classic and elegant fifty years from now as they were on the day you said I do. To serve as an authentic representation of who you two really are. I’m not just documenting your legacy and love for the two of you, but for your granddaughter to cherish one day. So they can be a treasured heirloom to her, just as both of my grandmothers' wedding photographs are to me. It's about preserving your love and legacy for generations to come. Your wedding photographs are one of the few things that are worth that investment.
Life is mostly lived in the in-between moments. These are the moments you cherish and a wedding day is no different. The stolen glances, the way his hand lingers on your back just a second longer as he pulls away from a hug, how your veil moves in the wind as you walk, when your eyes well up with emotion as he whispers in your ear. These in-between moments, the ones that are authentic and real, are the ones that weave the story of your day together. These are the moments I'm shooting for and the best way to make sure they are plentiful on your day is through infusing movement into everything we do. After all, it's often the picture snapped after "the picture", when you relax and natural movement occurs, that tells the story best.
I can promise you that my couples do not hold each other awkwardly and smile at the camera the whole time. You will dance, twirl, laugh, walk, talk, whisper sweet nothings and love on each other in the way that only you two know how. Because if there's one thing I want my photographs to capture, it's that raw, real love that exists between the two of you, not some perfectly staged moment that looks the same for everyone. After all, many years from now when you and your loved ones are looking back at your wedding photographs, that is what you want to see. The start of your legacy together and how you loved so fiercely on that very first day.
I'm a big believer in relationships and taking care of those that you surround yourself with. I don't want to be just another hired vendor on your wedding day. I want to be an ally and a friend, someone that you completely trust to not only serve you, but to serve you well. By building a relationship, we build that trust, and that allows you to be fully comfortable with me and relax as I document your wedding day.
IF THIS IS THE EXPERIENCE YOU WANT ON YOUR WEDDING DAY,
YOU ARE TOTALLY A JB BRIDE.
WHEN I MET JEN AFTER SEARCHING FOR MONTHS FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER,
I INSTANTLY KNEW
SHE WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR MY WEDDING! IT WAS LIKE MEETING ONE OF YOUR BEST FRIENDS, A FRIEND THAT WANTED TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY SO SPECIAL FOR YOU.
SHANNON & BRIAN
Black and white verse color? If you follow me on Instagram, you know that black and white photos make my heart sing. There's something about black and white images that convey emotion and feeling so well. They are a nod to an earlier era that evokes a classic and timeless feeling and they tell a story in a way that colors can't. However, colors, and the details and intricacies they tell, are equally important on a wedding day which is why you get a mix of both. Your final gallery will be approximately 80% color and about 20% black and white. This way you get the best of both worlds.
I take great care in hand editing your images myself and delivering you a clean, consistent final product that I am 100% proud of. I adore certain brands for their quality and craftsmanship (Frye, Burberry, West Elm, L.L. Bean, Patagonia) and that's something I strive for in my own work. The customized wedding gallery you receive will be filled with around 800-1,000 images (depending on the wedding) and allows you to view, favorite, download, order professional quality prints and share your images to social media directly from it. Your images are safe and secure, accessible in the gallery for 10 years. You can also download the accompanying app onto your phone and have your wedding images in the palm of your hand at all times. If you're anything like my past brides, you're going to want to show off your gorgeous photographs to everyone!!
"IN A WORLD FULL OF TRENDS,
I WANT TO REMAIN A CLASSIC."