Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ali & Ren

Well. I'm going to attempt to keep this short and sweet. Ali is my cousin and she and her now wife Ren decided to get married on their 8th anniversary. When they spoke to me about being their photographer, I was so touched. I hadn't photographed a wedding in a while and I knew the day would almost be made more challenging because of its beautiful simplicity. (I distinctly remember turning to Ren and saying, "Can we go take some photos now please? I believe you're getting married in an hour and a half haha!") I feel incredibly fortunate to have shared your wedding day with you. I laughed with surprise and joy all day at how calm and content you two were the entire time. It was refreshing and a testament to the beautiful people that you are that you are. You were just happy to be in the moment on that day together! Ali and Ren, thank you for always supporting and believing in me. You two have been a reminder of what love really looks like. And at our giant Ukrainian family gatherings, I always look forward to hearing about your latest cross country adventures, and most of all, being around your constant laughter. 

Here are some of my favorites from the day: (click to enlarge + scroll)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


I'm so glad I now call this amazing girl a friend, and not just an acquaintance.