Love the flower circle these two had for their ceremony. 🌸 🌺 ❤️
OW, OWWW! Have you ever seen a cooler look for a groom?! We're all about that #GWSxNeckAndTie@neckandtieco floral tie he's rocking paired with all black 🖤🌸🖤 Want to recreate this look? Shop it with the link in our profile // photog: @kristianirey
They say you never forget your first, and it's so true 😉 The very first wedding I photographed was for friends of mine at my MFA in Writing program, just after we graduated. After having experienced how important a photographer can be through my own wedding day, I was so excited to be able to do this for them. So many things about that wedding continue to resonate with me, even though it's nearly five years later: the nervous joyful energy in the air; the groom and bride and their entire community getting ready together in the semi-ramshackle art loft space in which they lived in Bridgeport, in Chicago; the light from the 14-foot-tall windows cascading perfectly on the couple as they shared their awesome, quirky, hand-written, heartfelt vows, the groom in a white tux, the bride wearing gold glitter. It was a wedding that was perfectly them, and at each beat, I was just so happy to be there, photographing, anticipating, sharing in the moment + ritual.⠀
And then the best for me as a professional came later, and it was a total ah-ha moment. I sent them their photos, and the bride sent me these words: "I know I said I didn't care much about photography, but I was wrong, and you did a really good job! Thank you again!" It was the first time as an artist that my work created such an unexpected, positive, lasting and personal impact on an individual, and from then on, I knew that wedding photography was my path💖📸💥
When was your career or creative ah-ha moment? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear how you knew you love what you do.