Images by: Aneta Pawlik

Images by: Aneta Pawlik

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

After receiving both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Communication, I worked in the non-profit sector for a few years. After a few years of traveling, excel sheets, conferences, reports, and meetings I realized I needed an outlet for my creativity. I had experimented with photography in college and while I didn't have any formal training that didn't stop me from buying my first full frame DSLR. camera. I'll never forget when I first heard my old Canon 5D's shutter and I saw the results; I was hooked! It was the creative outlet that I needed and I was infatuated by this magical black cube that could capture how I saw things. I photographed EVERYTHING and learned from my personal mistakes and successes. I soon started to second shoot for local photographers and learned the tips and tricks of the wedding industry. It wasn't too much longer after that I launched my own portrait and wedding photography business. The ability to connect with others and create art that is timeless is incredible to me. I have now been in the industry for 3 years and adore every moment of it...There is nothing more enchanting than capturing one of the most important days in my couple's lives.

MY PHILOSOPHY

I believe that when my clients hire me, they are hiring me for my style and my ability to tell their stories with my lens. To me, being a wedding photographer means I take the time to create a storyline for my clients that they will be able to look back on and remember. My desire is that my clients will look back on one of the most important days of their lives and joyfully relive each moment. Each couple is unique and thus each wedding is unique and offers an opportunity for their love story to be told. The way I see it, my responsibility is to capture those fleeting in-between moments and document memories with tangible results so that my clients can impart their memories for future generations. As a film photographer, I love the bright, dreamy, ethereal feeling a film photo beseeches from the viewer. Film, though considered antiquated by some, is still very much employed by wedding photographers and is actively used by me. Film has made me a better photographer by ensuring that I conceptualize an image before I press my shutter. With that in mind, my approach to every shot is to tell your story, because every love story is unique and I want to tell yours.