Authentic Life | Authentic Photographs

Eastern Shore Weddings by WindsweptPhotoDesign

Hello Beautiful People and Congratulations on your Engagement.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my wedding photography portfolio and website, and just in case you are wondering about the person behind the lens I want to take a few minutes and tell you about myself and the reason behind my love affair with wedding photography.
I came to be a wedding photographer the long way around; my dad loved photography and what I remember most affectionally are the long walks we took together. My dad had his camera in one hand and the dog leash in the other. Still to this day, my happiest moments are walking in the forest, a camera in one hand and a leash in the other and a couple of dogs running in ahead of me.
When my dad retired from photography, I inherited his old Canon film cameras and all of his lenses and his equipment. It was like a long lost friend showed up at my doorstep; instantly I was taken back to those forests of my youth, walking with my dad and taking pictures.
For the first few years, I was completely obsessed with learning about the craft of photography and Photoshop. Seriously! I would wake up in the middle of the night thinking about F-stops, wide-angle lenses and all that stuff. As I got better and better, friends asked me to take pictures of their dogs and children. Then a friend asked me if I would mind shooting her wedding, and I have to tell you, I was completely afraid by the thought of it. But I don’t believe in letting fear getting the best, so I accepted the challenge and I was instantly in love! It was like wedding photography was meant for me… as if all my life had led me to this. It was such a crazy feeling, and to this day, I clearly remember how it the entire day made tingle with excitement. I kept thinking “I want to do this for the rest of my life.”
So, here we are, 80+ weddings later, and I am still completely obsessed with wedding photography. On Wednesday, I am excited for the weekend to come, because I get to do what I love. What could be better than that?
Thanks for letting me ramble and thank you for your interest in my work…please don’t hesitate to contact me, I always love to talk about photography, dogs, and most importantly how we can be part of your wedding day team.