Family Focused Wedding of Sarah and Elizabeth
From Sarah and Elizabeth :
"My wife and I found Becca by chance, really, when we were conducting an early internet search for a wedding photographer. We were drawn in by the down-to-earth tone of her website and the stunning photographs showcased.
When we met Becca for the first time, we had a very comfortable conversation about who we are as a couple and what our goals were for our wedding (at the time, we didn't know much more than that we wanted great photos!). Becca discussed her approach, her training, and the different services she offers. She recommended an engagement session so that she could "get to know" who we are and how we present in front of a camera.
While we weren't completely convinced that we needed engagement photographs necessarily, the benefits she described from an engagement session seemed entirely worth it, so we proceeded. THEY WERE THE MOST AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS EVER TAKEN OF US! Even more, we learned what she meant and was looking for in each of her directives. This translated beautifully at the wedding, when we needed much less instruction and direction for the photographs.
Becca was easy to work with, and always paid close attention to our wish-list and camera-related insecurities. She has a fantastic sense of humor and a knack for putting folks at ease. I honestly didn't even notice her during our wedding ceremony and most of the reception, but we have HUNDREDS of photographs, and every single one from our desired wish list.
I can't imagine anyone more professional and easy to work with, and intend to return to Becca for future photographic needs."
I'm a people watcher, which I think works great for my profession, as I people pay me to see what they don't want to forget about on their wedding day. My observations though, start right at the beginning, it starts when I meet a couple for the first time and we start to chat.
I can imagine it's a slightly awkward thing to walk into a place with your fiance, sit down and be asked a bunch of questions about who you are as a couple. These first meetings with couples and how they interact when it comes to questions, not just of their wedding details, but questions about who they are as people is much more what I am interested in thanthe spreadsheet details of the wedding day itself.
The very first thing I noticed about Sarah and Elizabeth when they sat with me in my studio, was how in tune theywere with each other. How their body language stated that they were completely comfortable. and when I asked questions about what it was that attracted Sarah to Elizabeth, she looked right into Elizabeth's eyes with delight, intent and joy to explain just what it is about Elizabeth that makes Sarah swoon.
It's these moments I love. When I get a glimpse into what really matters to you as a couple, and it helps me capture those moments that will stand out toyouas authentic moments of yourselves that I am always trying to attain.
Delight, intent and joy are three great adjectives of Sarah and Elizabeth's wedding.
Sarah has twin 4 year olds and it was ever important to them that their wedding was not only a day of celebration for them as a couple, but just as much as them as a family. It's something I feel absolutely stood out through the whole day.
Family and love , love and family.
When Sarah and Elizabeth came back to see their images for the first time after their wedding, Sarah said one of the things that makes me feel as I actually succeeded for them for the day. They felt as they were being seen for who they are and seeing their day as perfectly as they remembered it. It's comments like that that make me love being a wedding photographer.
THE SUPER VENDOR TEAM:
Flowers from Courtney for Simply Wed
Cake from Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Ceremony + Reception at Cedarbrook Lodge
Bridal gown at Blue Sky Bridal
Bride's Suit from Saint Harridan
and of course Photography by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Second photographer awesomeness was Annabel Clark
Print goods by Merchant's Design