If you had told my parents when I was young that I would grow up to be a photographer, they probably would have responded with a quizzical expression. If you know me personally or if you’ve followed my blog for a while, then the reason will not surprise you. While I love creating beautiful photographs, photography is not my first love. I did not grow up with a camera in hand. I spent my time painting elaborate pictures with words. I am a passionate and enthusiastic storyteller, and I spent my adolescence filling spiral notebooks with poems, short stories, and pieces of novels that I swore I’d one day be famous for. While I never developed the patience required to complete a novel, I did manage to create and share a vast multitude of fictional tales with my family, friends, and teachers. When I did not have a pen in my hand, I had my nose in a book. Reading provides me with the opportunity to connect with fascinating characters and explore complex new places in my imagination. I often find myself becoming so emotionally invested in these fictional worlds that I feel a sense of loss when the story ends.
This is one of the reasons why I love being a wedding photographer. I get so excited when I have the opportunity to meet a new couple and become immersed in their love story. The adventures and anecdotes that they share inspire the work that I create, and I love being able to document and preserve precious memories for them. As I considered how I want to build and refine my brand this year, I continually returned to a simple question. How can I capture and share my client’s stories in a way that has meaningful and lasting impact? Love letter sessions are my answer to this question.
Technology provides us with a wide range of methods for connecting and communicating with each other. We text, chat, tweet, and Facebook message each other constantly, yet we do not often take the time to speak meaningfully to each other. Our words can have a profoundly positive impact in the lives of others if we are purposeful about sharing them. So as a way to preserve my couple’s stories and encourage them to connect with each other, I am offering a new type of session. The Love Letter Session.
I met Sina and Nadia on Sunday afternoon for their session, and I could not have chosen a more perfect couple to begin this project with. They are joyful, affectionate, and adventurous, and they did not worry at all when it began to pour. They just laughed, joined hands, and asked me to take their picture in the rain. I am so thankful to them for being warm, open, and authentic with their love letters and for providing me with a beautiful example to share with all of you.
Sina & Nadia : Lauren Wright Weddings Love Letter Session from Lauren Wright on Vimeo.
Are you interested in participating in a Love Letter session? Whether you are engaged, newly married, or celebrating a lifetime of love together, I would be honored to have the opportunity to document and share your love story. For more information, fill out my contact form. I can’t wait to hear from you!