I have wild hairs. I have crazy ideas. I am ridiculously ambitious about what I can accomplish in a short period of time. And sometimes… my mild nuttiness makes magic…. In this case, a rescheduled unbridal shoot, a great location, and a reservation I didn’t want to give up combined to created some of my favorite images.
We brought eleven wedding photographers, most in their own wedding dresses and with vintage cameras from my collection, out to the Boneyard for a one of a kind shoot celebrating women wedding photographers.
I love the men I know who are wedding photographers. They have huge, generous hearts and I would love to be photographed by any one of them. (Hint guys!) But I also think that as women, especially in what was once a very male dominated field, we bring something unique to our work. We’ve stayed up nights dreaming about our weddings. We’ve had those butterflies and those expectations and those fears of not wanting to be a crazy bride but knowing what you want. We’ve wondered if our groom will cry when we walk down the aisle… It’s probably part of why I feel so close to the amazing women whose weddings I have the opportunity to photograph. And why I still get so excited about the dress! Even years after our weddings, the dress, like the photos, brings memories flooding back. We all have stories about our dresses and, temporarily rescued from boxes and closets, we had an awful lot of fun with them…
It was an amazing gift to go back to those memories in the company of these photographers. These beautiful women are in my heart and I am endlessly grateful to them. Thank you, thank you to Tana, Aimee, Julia, Jonilyn, Amanda, Shannon, Erin, Kammi, Jamie, ReJana, and Bridget for your warmth, friendship, and being incredibly good sports during a very fast shoot!