When it comes right down to it, I love love. I seriously adore weddings. There is nothing better than photographing two people, surrounded by those who love them most, on the happiest day of their life. (Waterproof mascara? Check!)
I’ve always been interested in narratives- the stories behind the people, the things you wouldn’t know unless you asked or paid close attention. This curiousity translates into my photography– as much as I enjoy directing a good portrait or fashion shoot, I’m equally happy to go unnoticed- taking in everything that is happening around you and using that to create an image that carries emotional weight. My ultimate goal? When you look at your photos in 10, 20, 50 years, you’ll remember not just how things looked but, more importantly, how you felt.
I didn’t always know that this was what I wanted to do. But, in hindsight, my education prepared me perfectly for photographing weddings. I graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Communications & Journalism. (That’s where my interest in narrative was first piqued.) Then, after several years of working in media and for various non-profits, I decided to pursue photography full time. I enrolled at Art Center College of Design where I knew I could get the best photography education possible. While at Art Center, I won several scholarships and awards, and my work has been published in The New York Times, Line – A Journal, Dresslab Barcelona, Aperture Gallery, and others. I use the fine art & editorial approach I learned at Art Center to inform my use of light, color, composition, and mood in each image I make.
Photo by Irina Garaiacu