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I get a feeling when I look at my parents wedding photo … 39 years later and this faded photograph evokes an emotion in me so strong I wish I could bottle it. I get this same feeling when I am standing in the middle of a ceremony watching two people promise life and love to each other through my camera lens. I want your children and their children to hold my photograph between their fingers and feel that exact emotion. That is why I do this, why I love this … I am preserving your love, preserving your history.
I would love to say that I was given my first camera at eight years old and the rest is history. But, oh Lord, that is not even close to reality. Albeit always a creative person the camera came many years later. The truth is, my dear friend and now mentor came to me one day and said, “I have a wedding this weekend and you are going to be my second shooter.” Uhh wait, what?!? I had never touched a camera for any reason as important as a wedding. A wedding, ahhh! The time came and I was not afraid, it was natural. I found my passion, my destiny!
I will jump up and down because I can't contain my excitement for you and your love. I will cry during your ceremony and I will cry during the reception. Why? Because I am so humbled and so honored to be preserving history for your grandchildren!
All images © 2010-2014 Lisa Ellen Cooper