I’m really quite honored to introduce new APW sponsor Emily Sterne Photography, who is really just awesome. She’s a card carrying member of Team Practical, a long time reader, and a bride. She is based in Boston, and people, this is someone you want hanging out at your wedding, really. In her own words:
I totally embrace your blog’s philosophy, that for every wedding there is a right way, and in terms of photography, that right way might not always be the traditional ‘hire a photographer’ way. For those who do decide that hiring a professional is part of their plan, however, I highly, highly recommend this 3 part article. I found it truly enlightening.
I aspire to work with couples who are choosing to make their weddings personal, real, and meaningful. I want to photograph real people, real emotions, and real relationships (fabulous shoes/rings/flowers/cakes/dresses can make great pictures too!). Ever since I began reading your blog (as a bride in the planning stages myself), the thoughts and ideas expressed here have really resonated with me. I haven’t found many ‘bridal communities’ where that is true- and have come to really value what is going on here. I am excited to be a part of it.
I’m heading off tomorrow to photograph a wedding, and I am feeling much the same way I expect to feel before my own wedding – I am excited, filled with anticipation and curiosity to see how the day will turn out. I am going over my ‘readiness list’ and making sure everything is accounted for. I am a little nervous. I am hoping for good weather. I am filled with love.
We don’t consider ourselves “Rules Girls.” We know that there is no such thing as the perfect wedding, the perfect partner, or the perfect family. But the only way to liberate ourselves from “the rules” (or the WIC, or just society’s pressures at large) is to come up with better ones. So in February, we’re not just breaking the rules; we’re forsaking some altogether and making new ones too.