He'd disappear down there for hours at a time and come up with some new creation. He cut off his finger in that little studio and he made a clock that still sits in our living room.
When I took this photo 20 years ago, with a cheap film camera, I didn't think much of it. I didn't realize that many years later this photo would bring me right back to those times with my grandparents. I didn't know that it would remind me not just of that studio but also to the laughter, the taste of pierogi, and long nights spent making s'mores on bonfires they'd build at their cabin.
Photography isn't about pretty pictures and its definitely not about getting likes on Instagram. Its about capturing memories so that they can be relived over and over. Its about good times with good people and helping you remember what they felt like. Its one of the few things in our lives that gets MORE valuable over time, not less.
15 year old non-photographer me never imagined that this photo would mean so much - but it does. This is the experience I want to give to every one of my couples.
I'm a dog-loving, IPA-drinking, adventure-obsessed wedding and elopement photographer for couples who love the outdoors and aren't afraid to get a little dirty.
When I'm not chasing my couples around with a camera you can find me out on the trails. I'm an avid (but completely mediocre) mountain biker, hiker, trail runner, fly fisher, standup paddleboarder, and cross country skier.
I share my crazy little life with my husband, our six year old son, two sweet but terribly behaved rescue dogs, three chickens, and a ball python named Chocolate Milk.
I like my coffee dark, my beer hoppy, and my trails long, winding, and rugged.