Finding My Inner Sparkle with Sparkle Bridal Couture

Last weekend I had the most amazing opportunity to document a window display at Sparkle Bridal Couture! It was so fun watching the creative brain child of Danielle Roe Events come to fruition before my very eyes! I also have the honor of being a featured photographer at Sparkle this entire month.  So to say I am excited would be a gross understatement.

 

Part of this feature included a mini questionnaire about myself and my photography! I decided to share it with you! I think the questions really helped me explain my style and method when shooting weddings!

So enjoy getting to know a little bit more about me:

How long have you been a wedding photographer?  What got you started? What did you do before?

I have been a wedding photographer for two years now! I have always enjoyed photography as a hobby, but after being laid off from a corporate job, I decided to dive fully and whole-heartedly into my creative side! And photography has been it for me ever since! I am probably the only person that is truly thankful for a corporate merger!

What is your favorite part of being a wedding photographer?

I absolutely love the positivity and happiness you get to experience when shooting a wedding.  There is nothing like it! Yes, it is a high stress job, but that stress forces me to dig deep into both my creativity and perfectionism as a photographer! And that makes each wedding a unique and beautiful experience.

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What do you first notice about couples you work with?

Their vibe!! Are they serious, goofy, lovey, all of the above?  The vibe of each couple is different, and that uniqueness creates beautiful photography every time!

Do you have a most notable moment in your career – i.e. over-the-top wedding? local/national celebrity/persons of interest wedding/event? Any awards?

I am still pretty young in the photography world, but my most notable accomplishments so far have been getting two photos featured on the official Sony Camera website. A close second would have to be shooting my close family friends weeding.  She may not be a celebrity, but it was a wild wedding with a bunch of crazy Navy guys and a dance floor built over a pool, in a backyard!

What advice would you give a bride looking to work with a photographer?

Interview them, and don’t be afraid to shop around! Your style should be highlighted by the photography! If your photographer has a super bright “catalog-look,” but you are a more Boho-hippie kinda gal, then you will probably hate the photos! No matter how talented the photographer is!

Have you traveled to a place that has inspired you creatively? If you could go to any place in the world, where would it be?

As crazy as this will be to some, we have a family house on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho that never disappoints! This summer we had the pleasure of spending a month there, and it changed how I look through the lens! I felt recharged and ready to push myself with my art! I cannot wait to go back.

If I could go anywhere, I would travel to India to witness the celebration of Holi. The photography I have seen come out of the celebrations is awe inspiring.  And the more I research the meaning behind the festival the more I feel a tug to go!

If you could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be?

This is pretty easy! My camera, my favorite book (Friday Night at Honeybees), a quilt from my great-grandma, my wedding ring and a photo album with family photos! If my husband and dog count as possessions then I would take them over anything!

What is the #1 played song on your phone/ipod??

This changes with the season, but right now it is a little tune called, “Give Me the Simple Life,” by Steve Tyrell

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

If it’s not photography, it is painting and reading!

Anything else you'd like to add:

The absolute coolest part of calling photography my job, is I love every minute of it! And better than that is the people I get to meet, the opportunities it brings and the self-confidence it has granted me! I look forward to meeting anybody reading this! And a huge thank you to Sparkle, for featuring me as their September photographer! What an honor!