At home shoot in New York
For years now Michaela of Nord & Mae has been helping and guiding me with my brand and the direction of my business.
A few years ago, I was set on quitting wedding photography as weddings had somehow lost the spark for me, but then while on my first maternity leave Michaela contacted me out of the blue for a wedding workshop. I’m so happy that I said yes because with that I gained a best friend, a confidante and a mentor, without whom I most likely wouldn’t be shooting weddings anymore. I probably wouldn't have gotten into the world of film photography (that I now love dearly!) and wouldn't be able to define my brand in the ways I can today.
Lately, we’ve been working on meaningful storytelling through images. Michaela has been diving deep into the theory of storytelling and cinematography, and recently has started to develop some practical techniques on how to tell a coherent, authentic story in still images. I have been lucky enough to start testing and implementing these very techniques just this year.
And now with this shoot somehow it finally clicked. Finally, while shooting this lovely little family in New York, I feel like everything I’ve learned, practiced and worked on so hard fell into place. Spending the morning with these new parents in their baby bubble, far from the bustling Manhattan was amazing. The place was so filled with love. And I could see how every part and every little gesture was such an important piece to telling the story of their love. Looking at these images now, I feel like it all makes sense. This exactly is why and how I want to tell people’s stories. This is how I want to capture love.