â€œWhat the molt is for the birds, the time when they change their plumage, is what adversity or misfortune is for us humans, a difficult time. You can stay in this molting period, you can also come out of it like a new man, but nevertheless this is not something to be done in public, it is hardly a laughing matter, which is why you need to hide away. Well, so be itâ€
-Vincent Van Gogh
This quote from one of my biggest inspirations rings true now more than ever. This year I took a hiatus from blogging and sharing my work; I took some time to go inside and search my soul to hone the brand of photography that I not only want to but feel capable of shooting and selling. After much time, tears, highs and lows I have arrived here and I couldnâ€™t be more proud! I have a new logo and a new site to match but most importantly I have new work. Over the past few months I have approached wedding and portrait photography with a new set of eyes; Iâ€™m embracing the old adages that less is more and keep everything simple. The result has been my best work to date which is why I canâ€™t wipe the silly grin off my face as I post this Â
Iâ€™d been excited to shoot Lizz and Billâ€™s wedding since I first met them for their engagement session last year. (click hereÂ to get a peek at their swoon-worthy session!) Though theyâ€™ve been together for six years, these kids are in an eternal honeymoon phase. On a spectacular July afternoon at the picturesque Crossed Keys Inn Lizz and Bill finally said their vows in front of close friends and family. We laughed and cried through their romantic outdoor ceremony then got cozy and sweet for some portraits in the garden. The happy couple and their guests sipped cocktails from custom mason jar mugs and snapped polaroids from vintage cameras before killing it on the dance floor to the rockinâ€™ tunes of Brian Kirk and the Jirks. Lastly, a bonfire with finger-lickinâ€™ sâ€™mores rounded out an absolutely perfect night. It was certainly a day to remember and I was honored that myself and my kick-ass second shooter, Lori, could be there to capture it. Congratulations again, Lizz and Bill!