wedding | liz + david

i've been so blessed these last several years i've been doing photography. the introvert inside of me worried about the authenticity of the relationships that might be established due to the nature of this industry, but i've been surprised over and over again. i constantly find my heart bursting at the seams at each wedding i've had the honor of photographing. this is exactly how i feel about liz and david, my heart loves them for the love that they share with each other and everyone around them. there was so much warmth on this chilly day in march.

liz + david thank you so much for having me share in one of the happiest days in your lives <3

venue | ashton gardens
florals | allison song
styling & coordinating | allison song
second photographer | johnny cheng

portrait | yurim

i have been dying to photograph yurim for such a long time it's ridiculous. i met her what feels like years ago (6 years ago?!) and i've watched her grow into a full fledged adult... haha granted that she's probably mature enough for the both of us combined :) there's such an air of composure and maturity around yurim that always drew me to her, something along the lines of having to grow up too quickly juxtaposed with a gentleness in her heart. nevertheless, i was so glad to get some time with her during her short stay in georgia. 

i've realized how crucial it is for me to take on personal projects and to shoot for myself. photography is definitely a labor of love for me, and i've realized that the moment i stop shooting for myself is when it all solely becomes "work." i'm still in the process of finding a middle ground between my personal work and my business photos, hopefully i can find a happy medium... i tend to joke that my personal work tends to be a reflection of my soul, whereas my client work is a reflection of theirs - hence the huge contrast in mood haha

everything about photography revolves around light and i've always embraced that in the most literal sense (whites/highlights), i've been continuously having to remind myself that there's no light without darkness and vice versa. i'm learning to embrace the shadows and the stark contrast between the two... that there is beauty to be found in the darkness.