I’m not going to fake the funk.
I don’t think I’m the best photographer ever. I don’t think I’m for everyone. And I am okay with that, because not everyone is for me.
I think that nowadays, with today’s technology and advancements in Digital SLR cameras, almost anyone can pick one up and take a decent photograph. There’s an auto function right? Anyone can take a photo.
But not everyone can necessarily capture the essence of the moment.
For me, wedding photography goes far beyond the photos. It’s not just about that. It’s so much more than just the day.
I’m a huge believer in the sanctity of marriage. I told Cent that there are no returns, refunds, or exchanges. We are in this together for life. I believe that the wedding is the kick off to the rest of your life as a married couple. A wedding is a day, and a marriage is a lifetime.
And I don’t say this to be funny or cute. But because I whole-heartedly believe it. I think all the details and stories and creations for your wedding are amazing and beautiful, but for me, it’s the relationship of the couple that gets me. Every time. When I see two hearts becoming one, I can’t help but smile. I can’t help but get a little weepy.
Because it’s beautiful. Two souls aligning their lives together. For better or worse. In sickness and in health. ‘Til death do us part.
My relationship with Cent has showed me what it was to love and be loved in return. And the warmth and joy that it has brought to my life. The feeling of a solid relationship where you trust the other person so much that you know that you will be safe in their presence. That is trust. That is respect. That is love.
And that is what I love about working with couples in love. Couples who are readying themselves for marriage. Couples who are planning a lifetime together. Couples who have been in love for years, and still make each others heart skip a beat. Even after 25+ years.
The sweet smile. The gentle kiss. The loving glances. All of it. Because I know that those couples feel so deeply for one another and can’t imagine their lives without each other.
With that, I’m introducing a new kind of photography offering: Beloved: portrait experiences for couples in love. You may be engaged, you may be dating, you may have been married for nineteen years or thirty-six. In whatever shape or form, you are in love. And you want to celebrate it.
For more information about Beloved sessions, contact me at studio (at) catieronquillo (dot) com.
To see one of the first my Beloved sessions, check out Lynn and Jon’s session at the Nylo at Legacy Hotel.
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