This weekend, I shot at one of my all time dream venues— of which has been on my vision boards for the past four years.
As I watched the bride and groom hold hands under the chuppah on Friday, a tear fell from the eye as I held my camera extra tight and encapsulated time with a little more passion.
A dream, turned reality.
Another vision, experienced.
You see, this is my last full wedding season.
I’ve alluded to this before as I’ve been too afraid, haven’t quite found the courage to share it with the world at large, but as the nudges from the universe have been extra strong lately, I am being guided to share.
What does this mean?
For years now, I’ve documented anywhere from 12 - 35 weddings in ONE YEAR on top of dozens of shoots each month in between.
As I have grown and my life has drastically changed over the years, I’ve really been working towards and embodying creating a life that feels better than it looks.
Shooting that much looked damn good, but how did it leave me feeling? Exhausted. Depleted. Hurried. Distracted.
This being said, I truly embraced, connected with and gave every single one of those photographic exchanges every bit of my heart and soul I possibly could in the moment (and if you’re my previous client reading this, I truly hope that’s what you felt)!
Moving forward, photography will still be intertwined with Courage Coaching, but in a very BOUTIQUE kind of way.
With this, I will only be shooting a max of SIX weddings per year and very select photoshoots in between.
Sharing this leaves my heart filled with so much gratitude and my soul vibrating with inspiration and love. Each and every one of the photographic exchanges I’ve had over the last 8 years as a full time photographer (nearly 1,000 of them) has been a catalyst for me connecting to and deeply understanding that LOVE is the greatest vibration we will ever know.
Thank you — my photography clients, my community for showing me the power of connection, of intentional exchanges, of intimate expressions, of living through and with trust.
Your connection has brought me to this very moment. One in which I stand inspired, grateful, proud, connected and courageous.
Vendor love 💕:
Coordination : @honeybearevents
Florals : @lynnelucentefloraldesigns
Venue : @casaromanticaweddings
Photography : @ashleystrongsmith_
Rentals : @brighteventrentals
Hair and Make-up : @crystal.goldenglowbeauty
Entertainment : @luckydevilsband
Cake : @susiecakesbakery
Food : @carbonaracaterings
Rabbi : @californiarabbi