At a Day to Adore Photography, my focus is the relationships that make up our lives. I work to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience so that we can capture real and meaningful moments. I aim to capture the bonds, emotions, and moments that can’t be re-lived or replaced. To create a visual heritage of a time that will be treasured for generations.
Every couple’s story has the big events – the moment you met, the first I love you, the proposal. But what defines a relationship are the moments that happen in-between all of that. The touches, the smiles, the unspoken understanding that this is exactly where you are both meant to be.
Weddings are no different. The planning of the wedding day focuses on the big events – the vows, the cake, the first dance, the toasts. In-between all of those epic events are the small moments that define the day. It is these moments and emotions that I love to capture. A bride catching her mother’s gaze as she walks down the aisle. The flower girl dancing with grandpa or the ring bearer sneaking frosting off of the cake. The fathers skipping hand in hand down the exit row. A wedding day will fly by in whirl, but these often overlooked moments are the very ones you will cherish the most in your photographs. The moments that tell your story.
Kendall and I met when he approached me at a house party, put out his hand, and said “Hi. I’m Kendall”. I totally knew who he was, but tried to play coy and pretended like I hadn’t been seeing him pop up on campus for months. The Monday after I had to have all four of my wisdom teeth pulled and let’s just say I rocked some serious chipmunk cheeks. Wednesday he asked me to come over and watch a movie, I warned him of the current state of my cheeks, but he insisted. When I arrived he asked if he could see my sockets. It must have been the best/worst pick-up line ever because three weeks later we decided to get married. The last seven years together have been a whirlwind of cross county adventures, exploring our new home in Kansas City, and more love than I could ever have dreamt of. Haven is our handsome ninja/race car/demolition derby. I don’t think that child has ever stopped running. He has the biggest heart I have ever met and is the sweetest brother in the world. Kale decided he didn’t want to miss the party and surprised us two weeks early on St. Patrick’s Day–hence why we named him after the leafy collard green vegetable. He loves to snuggle up and read stories, ride escalators, and despite his quiet demeanor can actually hold his own in a wrestling match. It’s my life with these amazing humans that catches my breath and makes me want to freeze each and every moment with them.
Photo Credit Briana Gray (Shades of Gray Photography)