There are two types of people in this world, those who are living it with you and those who make it worth living. We like to think of ourselves as the people who make it worth living. We dream big, love hard, and believe every moment is an opportunity to create a memory. This is how we approach couples...as living, breathing, feeling people who are just as passionate about their special day as we were our own....not as clients. It's for this reason we treat every single wedding we capture as if it is our very own. We love to tell the story of love. That's why we chose to forgo the standard of naming your photo business after yourself and instead named it Be Authentic Photography, because we felt like it captured who we are and what we do better than just our names.
When we were invited to contribute to the Basic Invite Blog, one of the main questions they asked us to answer was, "what was your favorite wedding to shoot?" We don't have favorites as much as one that stands out to us.
In a small white church, surrounded by tall pines, deep in the beautiful mountains of Northern California, this lovely couple tied the knot. Tarra and Chris were the kind of couple you dream of hiring you. Tarra was one of the most organized brides we have ever seen. We spent loads of time planning and organizing with them. Because she was so willing to spend the time in advance the result was honest photos on the wedding day. There was no pressure and we were able to follow them around and capture real life moments unfolding. She was fun and spunky and Chris was super laid back and happy to do anything. They were both willing to try anything and have fun with us. Not only that, they even brought their own props to the session. Tarra's sister reupholstered a beautiful set of old wooden furniture for their wedding day and we featured it in several of the photos. All in all they did an amazing job setting us up for their day and the result were stunning photos.
Tarra's family owned a small private ranch estate in Fall River. The couple would hold their reception here.
It was a beautiful piece of land located right next to fall river. A small man made bridge crossed the river on the property and would be the location for several stunning photos.
As we said before, Tarra and Chris were adventurous and fun so it was no surprise to find out the apple didn't fall too far from the tree with their wedding party...it was truly a wedding PARTY!
In the end we captured who they were rather than just their day. This really is the goal of any wedding photographer. To capture love, life, and personality. Anyone can snap a photo but to truly capture the love between two people...that's what separates a good photo from a great one.