When we started planning our wedding the first thing I wanted to check off the list was choosing the right photographer. For any of you out there who have planned a wedding, you know that booking the right vendors is competitive, and if you haven't yet, you've been warned. Think about what is most important to you and do it ASAP. I thought we had all the time in the world, but after picking a date I came to realize tons of vendors are booked way more then just a year in advance.
I have a very particular taste and style that I like when it comes to photography. I was determined to not have the cookie cutter, pinterest-posed, style of photography. I really wanted someone to capture our wedding day and our engagement shoot in a way that was more romantic and moody. Instead of doing anything cliche, I was looking for someone to capture all the small moments exactly how they are happening, organically.
Cue Andrew Franciosa. After being recommended to him it took all of 5 minutes of browsing on his instragram and website to know it had to be him. We talked on the phone that day and got along fantastically. We both have the same vision and I booked him that night without a second guess.
Our engagement shoot followed rather quickly. The days were already getting shorter and the temperatures were dropping in upstate New York, so we wanted to get out there before all the foliage was gone. It was a dark cloudy day which added even more to that edgy-romantic vibe I like so much. Andrew was fantastic. He did a great job of helping us relax and just be ourselves while capturing the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. Honestly, when I got the email that they were ready my heart dropped. I was so nervous/excited to see them, and when I did - I died. I felt beautiful, stunning, confident, celebrity like. I have never truly felt like that until seeing these. Every photo is my favorite, sometimes I catch myself just browsing through them over and over for fun.
I can't even imagine what our wedding photos will look like! I can't wait for the wedding pictures, the albums, picking our frames, getting to display these photos in a way they can truly be appreciated for what they are - a work of art.