Best friends. You need them, and that’s the straight up truth.
I was a client and a bride way before I was a wedding photographer.
I was eaten alive by stress + anxiety trying to plan my wedding, work full time and be a mom.
Thank goodness for my maid of honor and best friend (still!) Diana. I swear she was my lifesaver. One of the best things to happen to me.
This is Diana.
The sweetest, kindest person that has ever lived.
(photo credit: weddingbug photography)
She was there to talk me down when I was stressed, overwhelmed and when I felt like I just could not deal another second.
Diana was there when 3 days before the wedding when we went to pick up Dameon’s wedding ring and they had ordered the wrong size. The wrong size y’all. 3 days before the wedding!
I almost had a breakdown, but Diana was there.
I want to be your Diana.
I’m literally always going “oh I could do that for my brides. I can do this!”
I don’t want any of my brides to ever feel unprepared. My goal is be a source of calm and understanding, a friend they can turn to when they’re stressed, excited or if they just need to vent.
Can I be super honest? I never really look at my wedding photos. I see the stress and anxiety I had the whole day and I don’t LOVE them. It makes me sad. This is why the experience I offer is so important to me.
When I say “I am your long lost best friend”, it is SO true.
I write this as I’m texting on of my brides a video of Autumn dancing in her weenie dog jammies, because my bride has 3 weenie dogs.
My goal will always be: “I don’t want to be the best, I want to be MY best.”
It’s a journey but finding my best is the most beautiful journey.