After 14 years of photographing weddings, here are my top 5 signs you hired the right wedding photographer.
As some of you know, I gave birth to two micro preemies. Nine years ago, our daughter came into this world weighing only 1 pound. Seven years ago, our son chimed in at a whopping 2 lbs. 15 oz.
Sean and I were terrified at the bleak outlook on our children’s development. During a combined stay of 195 days, our children graduated from the NICU with very unexpected success. They defied almost all of the odds, and are now incredibly strong and healthy.
We owe this success story not only to the determination of our children, but to the real life superheroes in the NICU. Beth Israel NICU is very near and dear to our hearts. We are forever grateful for everyone from the grandmas who knit hats for our babies to the nurse heroes that deal with life and death on a minute to minute basis.
I had the great privilege of photographing some of the babies in the NICU this Halloween. To see some of the adorable babies and their Halloween costumes, check out this Boston Globe article. What a joy it was to go and revisit our old stomping grounds.
Thank you again and again for all you do! The Lorenz family will always support you.
Trust has to be earned in the space between my side of the lens and those I photograph. I’ve reflected deeply on the privilege of photographing these moments while gearing up for this upcoming wedding season, and thinking more about how creating a safe space for vulnerability will allow for the building of trust quickly in those intimate moments. I’ll be spending time getting to know my couples better.
Their communication began online, and when they met in person there was an immediate connection. James says Kristal took his breath away and the two shared a perfect first date.
The engagement was over the top romantic! James planned a relaxing Winter weekend away, complete with roses, champagne, and chocolate. As they walked along the decorated streets of Portland, James got down on one knee and proposed. It was then that they found their inspiration for the romantic Winter wedding. They wanted a winter wonderland with snow, candlelight, and warm fireplaces. When they arrived at Willowdale and saw the trees with the twinkle lights, it took them back to the night they got engaged, and decided then that Willowdale was the absolute perfect venue for their vision.
When asked what her favorite moment of her wedding was, Kristal replied: "Sharing our love with our amazing families and wonderful friends. We truly enjoyed every minute of the day. From seeing each other for the first time as I walked down the aisle, to exchanging vows, our first dance, cutting the cake, to dancing with our family and friends. Every moment holds a special place in our hearts. We just wish it could have lasted a little longer!"
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful story and celebration with me! Congrats, guys!
And special thanks to my partner in crime, Ashley for shooting with me that day! Her beautiful images are mixed in here as well :)
Emily and Jarrid held their beautiful Fall wedding at the Red Lion Inn in Cohasset. One of the elements I loved most about this wedding was the genuine connection between her and Jarrid. The two met online and had an immediate connection that continues to this day!
The couple wanted their wedding to be romantic, simply elegant, with lots of candlelight :) Mostly they wanted a big party for their favorite people without some of the traditional stuff that didn't feel authentic to them. When asked what one of Emily's favorite moments of the wedding was, she had this to say: "Walking down the aisle with my dad towards Jarrid. I wasn't someone that had my whole wedding day pictured when I was little but I always knew I wanted that moment. I was so aware of every second - every person I saw smiling at me with love, the music that was playing. I could literally feel my heart beating in my chest."
Thank you Emily and Jarrid, for sharing your beautiful day with me!