In the end, we’re not photographers. We’re story tellers. We’re Legacy Keepers. Photography is simply the medium we use to tell these stories. I’m not interested in spending my life doing styled shoots or just taking pretty pictures… what makes my blood flow is capturing moments and relationships that preserve something sacred and have deep meaning to our couples.
We tell all our couples this: “Although you’re the ones hiring us, we’re not really working for you. We’re working for something bigger, broader… your family, your children, your grandchildren, your future.” We’re working to give you something to hold onto and to pass down. Something that will tell your story when you are no longer able to tell it yourself. In this digital world, where photos only get a quick glance in someones feed… our mission is to create something real, and tangible, and meaningful, and lasting.
The past 12 months have infused this purpose into my soul on a much deeper level. After one of our clients passed away, I was reminded first hand just how important our work is. Andy and I both intimately know the value of holding tight to a photograph when you can no longer hold onto a person. We also know there is only one chance to capture these moments on wedding day. This is why we take so much time with our couples BEFORE the wedding to dig deeper and learn about their family relationships and what’s valuable to them. By digging deeper, we discovered this cake topper was passed down through generations. It was a wedding gift to her grandparents 65 years earlier, and topped 7 other wedding cakes in the family. I was so happy to see her grandparents original wedding photograph in a silver frame placed next to the wedding cake. How wonderful to have both of her grandparents present on wedding day, celebrating a whole family Legacy. Knowing that my own grandparents cannot be part of my wedding, I hope these fleeting moments become a lasting and priceless gift to our couples.
We are not photographers. We are Legacy Keepers.