There are times when I’m editing wedding images, and as I pour through the hundreds and hundreds there will be one that just makes my breathing stop; one or two that make my throat thick with emotion. All photographs are generational, lifelong…but some transcend that to me. Some are so strong with love, so dripping with finality and certainty that they seem to just punch you in the gut. Some I look at and feel like that moment, the moment in that photograph just lives on forever and forever.

I cried 3 times editing this blog.

“Hey! Hey Beka….so uh, I have a question for you….WILL YOU BE MY PHOTOGRAPHER??”

This phone call from LA is one that I will never forget. After shooting Laura’s wedding a few years back, we’d hoped to shoot both the OTHER sisters weddings one day. Susanna is one of these sisters. This is our 6th set of sisters who’s weddings we’ve shot. Its truly truly a powerful thing to shoot a family’s wedding photos. The hugs and kisses and dear words from their family to us were REAL and meaningful and we can’t wait to shoot a few more weddings for them…*wink*

Susanna + Danny and family and friends at this wedding…thank you for making us a part of your story. We love you:)

To start, I took a picture of Laura on her wedding day that is identical to the one below. This is at the family home after getting ready….the girls mom ordered the one of Laura…and I was so glad to take the same picture of Susanna for her momma to have forever.

 

  • March 8, 2013 - 4:39 pm

    Caroline N. Parker - love this family. those Cubans know how to have a good time!
    Great job Ben and Bek. Y’all’s talent is just unreal.

  • March 9, 2013 - 11:21 am

    Jason Mize - HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!!!!!! I’m blown away! Hands down one of the best weddings to date! I’m still baffled by you guys, simply AMAZING!!!

  • March 12, 2013 - 3:04 pm

    Shea Christine - You two truly know how to make every moment of a wedding day look magical! Amazing.

  • March 14, 2013 - 2:19 pm

    Gale West - These pictures are beautiful! This family is amazing! I am so proud to have been a part of Susanna and Danny’s special day as their florist. Ben and Bek you are more than photographers, you are incredible artists!

This post is a bit different from what you normally see here.

For years I’ve been wanting to do more lifestyle sessions…more editorial work…shoot more women. This is really the first set of images down my journey on this road.

This is Kate. And she’s an actor. Oh, and a mom and a total BEAST at Crossfit…and she works at my favorite restaurant. (If I could afford to eat 3 meals a day there I would and nope I wouldnt feel bad about it). She started following our work years ago, hearing about us through a friend at the Grill who’s wedding we did. Whenever we would come in, she’d make us feel like a million bucks…like celebrities…she’d walk by our table and giggle and smile and say wonderful things about our work that boosted our ego’s and made us fall in love with her. Every time we came in she would say, “One day I have just got to have a session with you”.

2013 came. And it was time.

About half way through our morning together, Kate said this.

“Ya know, I really needed this for my career and for acting…I needed these pictures. But I think I needed it more as a woman.”

I could have kissed her. You see, she gets it. Everyone needs this. Everyone needs to have something that documents WHERE YOU’RE AT. Right now. Your mountain. Your valley. Your life. These moments.

It’s one of the reasons I’m now offering boudoir sessions for my brides (more on this to come soon!). As women (mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters), we need to feel like we are the only girl in the world…for a time:)

I hope I was able to give this beautiful girl something she’ll cherish forever. Kate, thank you. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear. You are loved.

  • February 25, 2013 - 3:10 pm

    Gail - She is GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE the polka dots, and also, Kate, where is your red swimsuit from? I’d really love to get a version for myself. Been wanting to go with a one piece, retro fit since having my boy last year and I LOVE this one!

  • February 25, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    Rebekah - aww thank for looking Gail! she is so beautiful inside and out. I’ll ask her about the swimsuit too!!! :)

  • February 25, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    Emily - LOVE! Great model, great photographer, fabulous shots!! Kate, you’re stunning, and Beca you’re brilliant! <3

  • February 25, 2013 - 7:59 pm

    Mary - Wow, Rebekah, these pictures are stunning. You truly captured the wonderful and incredible not to mention beautiful woman my sister has grown to be. Your photography is amazing and I am so glad she was finally able to have a session with you :-)

  • February 28, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    Amanda - Wow. Just wow.

  • February 28, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    Kat Harris - You were made for this. Get over it. I love you.

  • February 28, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    Lauren @ Every Last Detail - SO good!!!!!!!

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