Documenting Our Journey…
Back in April my husband Lee and I attended the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in Birmingham and much to my delight my stand was put in the same room as my friend Laura from Babb Photo. Laura is not only super lovely (as is her other half Pete), she is also an incredible wedding photographer; one of Range Finders Top 30 Wedding Photographers in the world 2016 … now that’s some accolade to have under your belt!
As day one at the wedding fair came to a close, we grabbed the opportunity to have some photos with Laura. At first we were a little nervous and it seemed a bit strange; we’ve been married nearly 10 years and most couple shoots are for pre-wedding! Documentary, creative wedding photography wasn’t even really a ‘thing’ back when we got married, so to have time with Laura who is a total pro at this style, made us feel at ease and finally gave us the opportunity to have some photos to hang on our walls at home.
It got me thinking; should it feel strange to have some new professional photos of us together, even 10 years into our marriage? I guess the answer is, it shouldn’t be. Photos taken on your mobile phone and shared on social media is one thing; to work with a professional photographer and have beautiful prints is another. Each photographer you meet will have their own way of getting you to laugh, capturing your intimate moments and raw emotions; do we really want to look back at our lives and it be a catalogue of iPhone selfies?!
I now believe it’s so important that you document your love story and journey together. Lee and I have had our fair amount of ups and downs over the years. We’ve been through amazing times and heartbreaking times, but we are still standing strong and these photos record a milestone in our relationship. So a huge thank you to Babb Photo for making us laugh and for capturing us so beautifully that sunny afternoon.
To find out more about Laura at Babb Photo you can visit her website here