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Sweet Lemon Drop Photography

Hey there! My name is Erin Kelly, otherwise known as Sweet Lemon Drop Photography. I am 24 years young and have been shooting professionally for about four years. I stole my big brother’s camera when I was about six years old and haven’t put it down since. I still have a 5th Grade paper about “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow up?” And of course I wrote about how I wanted to be a photographer. I was always super observant of other people with their emotions and interactions with others. My siblings called me “starin’ Erin” for always getting caught up in watching other people.

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Photography has always been a dream of mine, but through high school my dream slowly faded. I was worried I wouldn’t make any money and was told photography wasn’t a solid career path to have a successful future. As I was researching colleges and studying career options, something just didn’t feel right. I would still catch myself admiring other successful photographers and wishing that could be an option for me. All signed up at our local college, I thought I was ready to put photography aside as a little hobby. The first day of school came and past but I never showed up. At that moment I decided I wanted to be happy. As I realized the only way I could achieve happiness was with a camera in my hand.

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I would have to say my favorite thing to shoot is couples who are madly in love. There’s literally nothing like it. "Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like." - David Alan Harvey. I heard this quote about a year ago and it’s been stuck in my head ever since. When I shoot weddings and engagements, I try to ask the right questions to have them remember why we are there in the first place… to celebrate their love. Whether it’s their eyes that tear up from the sweet words they share or if they have a huge grin that they just can’t hold in any longer.. that is the raw moments I strive to capture.

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This featured wedding wasn’t full of flowers and it wasn’t in a huge venue covered in décor. It just so happened to be raining almost the entire day and also one of the muggiest days I’ve ever shot in. But this wedding will probably be my most memorable. It’s not because of these things but because of the love they had for each other.  I’m sure when people look at these photos they don’t notice that we forgot to grab the bridesmaid’s flowers during the shoot or their damp hair from the all the rain; they’ll notice the pure joy of their love. THAT is my favorite thing to shoot.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love big flowers and the small details that make you feel like you are in a magical dream. But my biggest wish for my newlyweds is that they will remember to celebrate the marriage not so much the wedding

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COMPANY: Sweet Lemon Drop Photography

WEBSITE: http://sweetlemondrop.com

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