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.
The stories we're told often look a hell of a lot different from the stories we're living. So next month, let's talk about the place where expectation meets reality. (Reality is often much more interesting.)