Sep
02
2015

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK…

stoked to be able to feature and showcase the work of

THE COLAGROSSIS

with this Brooklyn, NY engagement session.  you’ll need to check out more of this session over HERE including all the black and whites images that were shot on 35mm film with a vintage rangefinder.  then stick around THEIR BLOG for much more of their beautiful storytelling.

Sep
01
2015

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES…

so very stoked to have

STEWART UY PHOTOGRAPHY

on the blog.  Stewart and Connie have become dear friends behind the scenes as of late and i’m incredibly proud to be able to share their work on here.  you really need to check out what these two have been up to over on THEIR BLOG.

Sep
01
2015

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT RATTLESNAKE LAKE…

huge thanks to

MARCELA GARCIA PULIDO PHOTOGRAPHY

for sending this one over to share.  love when couples are willing to take an extra step for some amazing out of the world shots their photographers ask them to do.

check out more from this session over HERE then mosey around MARCELA’S BLOG for much more of her latest and greatest.

Aug
31
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT THE SMOG SHOPPE…

thrilled to have

JOEL BEDFORD PHOTOGRAPHY

on the blog again with this Smog Shoppe wedding.

for more from this genius and talented duo, Joel and Justyna, head on over to THEIR BLOG.

Aug
31
2015

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT SAN FRANCISCO’S POINT REYES…

this blog is feeling extremely lucky to have the work of

JORDAN VOTH

on the blog today.  if you aren’t’ familiar with Jordan and his work, it’s something you’ve been missing out.  every image of his always catches your breath and it’s something you need to see for yourself, so head on over to HIS COLLECTIONS.

Jordan, thank you for picking this blog as somewhere to share your work.  truly an honor.

Aug
30
2015

{EVER OURS AFTER HOURS} AESTHETIICA PHOTOGRAPHY…

#everoursafterhours serves as a learn the “why” behind their work, to get to know photographers and videographers that are the game changers or ones that in their tiny little corner of the earth are just getting it done. i have always, ALWAYS, prided myself on the that community that i have the fortunate experience of knowing and featuring. for the past five years, i have surrounded myself with such a beautifully talented community of wedding photographers and videographers. so i’m just going to build on that this year and give them the spotlight they deserve. i’ll be highlighting photographers almost every week. but obviously if i have the time, i’ll be featuring more but it’s all dependent on the photographers who have the time to answer too. it’ll be up on Sundays and it’ll just be a chance for photographers to kick back after shooting a wedding, grab a coffee, and have a lazy Sunday read.

as many household wedding photographer names there are as in the names that every wedding photographer recognizes, there are billions of hidden gems of wedding photographers worldwide.  this #everoursafterhours highlights one such wedding photographer who doesn’t let a landlocked state stop her from creating beautiful magical images.  happy to introduce you all to

AESTHETIICA PHOTOGRAPHY

How did you get your start in wedding photography?

Being crazy in love at 24 prompted a move across the country, where I was starting from ground zero in all aspects. I brought my love for photography and a dotcom with me and dabbled in portraits here and there. A few wonderful and trusting women booked me for their weddings and it soon took off before I even realized what was actually happening. It was never ever my plan, only wildest dreams, I suppose.

What is unique about your style of shooting?

I think my clients’ unique story is what would be unique about my style. I always hope to elicit the natural connection between two people and allow what unfolds to become their own specific story. I’m just the avenue in which it’s delivered.

Include one of your images that is your most recent favorite and explain why you love it.

I still love the authenticity and classic feel to this portrait, taken in an Italian villa during an incredible week. This bride is a friend and a businesswoman I greatly admire, so the personal connection fuels my love for it. Not to mention that light.

What do you struggle with the most? Business or shooting wise.

A common artist struggle I’m sure… I struggle to manage expectations of self. I’m harder on me than anyone else is, so allowing myself to be satisfied and forgiving myself for not having reached perfection in my craft… I’m working on that constantly.

Where do you see wedding photography heading next? Where you would like to see it go?

The shift in culture and boom of the digital era is a double edged sword… we have more photos than ever, but the over saturation can result in a lack of appreciation for the moments. Or we’re creating disingenuous moments because we saw it on Pinterest. My clients have been wonderful about steering away from this, but it became an online trend for a while… it was this whole new world of ideas that looked creative and appealing until 1000 brides are sharing the same shot. I’d love see a shift back to true photojournalism. I would love to see weddings as an emotionally present occasion, where the phones take a backseat to the heart and joy. I’d love to see emotionally driven days with emphasis on connections and creating sincere art.

If you could send one message to the wedding photography world, what would it be?

This life is a journey, there’s no “I’ve reached my peak of happiness/creativity/who I am”. This whole living thing is crazy, maddening and wonderful. Embrace it and know it’s a constant.

What drives you as a person and as a wedding photographer?

I think it’s the same thing, really. Life experiences, social bonds, fostering deeper connections with people and seeing my efforts create happiness in others.

 What makes you throw confetti at the end of the day?

Leaving the wedding day as excited as when I started it.

Alicia who is the talent behind Aesthetiica Photography is based in Kentucky, but she’s available for worldwide travel.  check out HER BLOG to see where else she’s been and her gorgeous work.

Aug
28
2015

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 76…

as a reminder,  confetti throw fridays is where after spending my thursday nights scouring through my blog subscriptions and social media feeds, i pick my favorite images from any of the wedding photographers i am following and showcase them each week in the friday post.  it’s a chance to show off the hard work that wedding photographers have been up to.  in all honesty, i see it as a way for wedding photographers to cheer each other on and give high fives to each for the stellar work.  never see it as a competition or a let down if you’re not on here, always see it as motivation and to throw confetti for your peers in this industry.

CHAZ CRUZ

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LEVI TIJERINA

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THE LOUS

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THE KITCHENERS

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AARON & WHITNEY

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JENNIFER MOHER

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and that’s a wrap for the week.  don’t forget to come back on Sundays for the ever ours after hours series.

have a fantastical weekend!

*throws confetti*