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  • Autumn Lynn Photography

     

    Photography came to me by sheer chance, or dumb luck, or fate. However you want to look at it. I found, in a camera, the ability to capture the world around me. Have you ever thought of that? That you can freeze time with a click of a button? That you have made the person you are capturing immortal?

    Perhaps this one of my main reasons for photographing weddings. Weddings are beautiful, timeless, and no matter how much money two people have or how many people attend, the love shared between two individuals can be captured there, forever, in it's prime. That is the most beautiful privilege of all.

    Of all my weddings, though they are all special, I found this one to have a beautiful place in my heart. Sarah and Jake, very much young sweethearts, asked me to photograph their big day. I was there from start to finish- when the bride started her hair until the music started to wind down at the party.

    This sweet couple even took me (and my brand new car!) down old dirt roads, past Arkansas City, KS, where they had their first date. The groom told the bride, the night of their first date, that he was going to kiss her at every stop sign. So she took him down the back roads where there are no stop signs- "Spooky Hollow". And this is where we took some of my most favorite photos.

    Though it was a hot day in July, the pair never complained once. Jake, an Airman, was preparing to be stationed in Korea for the next year, so the newlyweds wouldn't have much time to spend married before he departed, but they remained positive and were prepared to make the most of every moment. To truly capture a love like this is rare and very touching.

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    (First Dance)

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    (Nothing like shooting in a Catholic church!)

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    (Spooky Hollow)

     

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    When words can't quite say what you want, a photograph can. That's one thing I've found to be true each and every time I pick up my camera. As humans, sometimes we struggle to connect with the things right in front of us- animals, mother nature, even humans. Some believe that the camera creates a barrier between two beings, where I think, for me, it is the opposite. Sometimes, my social anxiety creates an invisible barrier- I get nervous around people. However, my camera allows me into the very soul of the being in front me, and in the end result, they get to see my soul, too. It gives me the confidence I sometimes lack to truly see what is in front of me.

    I am 23 years old and just getting started in my life. I am finishing my degree, I love my career so far, and I have the most amazing family and boyfriend. While I may watch the world change around me, you can always bet I will have a photograph to document every single step along the way. For this ability, I am forever grateful.

    -Autumn Lynn Mumford Autumn Lynn Photography Wichita, KS

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    To find out more information about me, or to book a session, please send me a message using the form below! I look forward to speaking with you.

    COMPANY: Autumn Lynn Photography

    WEBSITE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/51735400@N08/

    SOCIAL: Facebook

     
  • Chicago Suburb Senior Session - Alex Marquardt: Alexandra Lee Photography

     

    Hey there! I’m super excited to be writing on this blog! My name is Alex and my business is Alexandra Lee Photography which is located in the Chicago-Suburbs. I have been doing photography seriously now for 3 years.

    I am currently a student at the University of Iowa and once I graduate, I plan to take my photography and business to the next level.

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    When I was younger, I was always infatuated with photographs. I love looking at photos and I especially love looking at old photos. In middle school, I was always that girl who had a camera with her to take pictures of my friends, family and I. When I got to high school, I made the decision right away that I wanted to be able to take the photography classes offered at my high school. Boy! I was glad I did!

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    I learned a lot in these classes and even got to dabble with film photography. I loved going to that class and I loved taking pictures. I even won 3rd place in our Art show for a film photo I took of the beach in Hawaii! 

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    My senior year of high school I started taking senior photos of my friends. I thought it was super fun and I loved making them feel great about themselves. That’s when I decided, “Hey! Let’s do this the rest of my life!”.

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    From there on out I started watching every video on the internet I could, took a photography class at Iowa, researched, read, and continued to learn on my own.

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    Now, I don't know everything, but I definitely have grown and I am willing to learn so much more! I take photos for friends, family, and friends of friends, while also working for Bella Baby Photography. I have shot families, seniors, weddings, couples, newborns, and engagements. Eventually, I want to have my niche be in seniors and weddings.

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    As far as photographic style, I would say my style is lifestyle and I use natural light. I think the light is so much prettier when using the natural light from the sun, especially during golden hour <3 I also think photos of people are so much prettier when they are happy and being themselves. When their expressions are real and you can see personality, that’s when I think I got a good photo!

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    I love all of my seniors I’ve done. I love all of my clients I have done. It is always SOOO hard to choose a favorite! They are all super great in front of the camera and they all take gorgeous photos. This one would be one of my favorites because I’ve known Malley for a long time! I was really good friends with her sister when I was younger and they live in my neighborhood. I also loved how unique and different each outfit she brought was and we came up with some great new locations around Aurora, Illinois as well. She is SUPER awesome in front of a camera, just as if she was a model her whole life! (Seriously Malley, you should go into modeling!)

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    My favorite part of taking photos of people is capturing emotion. I love the emotion that comes along with photographs, emotions while viewing the photos or emotions you can see in the photograph. My mission is to create photographs that are truly, uniquely YOU. I love photography and I can’t wait to continue to pursue it even farther after graduation! Thanks for everyone who has been there throughout this journey and thanks for reading!

    -Alex

    Website:  http://alexandraleephoto.com Facebook: Alexandra Lee Photography Instagram: @alexandraleephoto

     

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