We had an amazing weekend celebrating life, marriage and the God who designed and gifted them both to us. It was full of fun, laughter and tears of joy as we witnessed two people we dearly love join in the covenant of marriage. They exchanged vows to love, honor and cherish one another regardless what may come. It takes something powerful and beautiful to sustain their vows, something beyond what they can muster in and of themselves. Dietrich Bonhoeffer captures this well in his Letters and Papers from Prison,
“God gives you Christ as the foundation for your marriage. “Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Rom. 15:7)… Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts.”
Whether the wedding day or an engagement session Emilie of Emilie Anne Photography beautifully captures the love and devotion two people share. Residing in Austin, TX, Emilie is intensely passionate about capturing every detail of the wedding day and we couldn’t be happier to share her story with you today.
Heirloom: Do you have any morning routines? If so, would you mind sharing what they are and how they set you up for success?
Emilie: I like to start my morning off with a good cup of coffee with lots of cream and sugar. Just the smell of coffee makes my soul jump alive. This along with morning kisses and cuddles from my two fur babies.
Heirloom: Tell us about your journey. What led you to discover a love for photography?
Emilie: Growing up I loved playing with the disposable film cameras and for my 15th birthday my parents gave me my first digital camera. I never considered becoming a professional photographer until I graduated high school and even then it was a hobby. I took some photography classes and through each assignment I realized how much I loved taking photos and sharing them with others. Now I could not imagine doing anything else.
Heirloom: Why did you choose to specialize in wedding photography?
Emilie: Weddings are special to me, I love being a witness as couples enter into marriage and capturing these moments. I am also very detailed oriented making a weddings a perfect fit.
Heirloom: Where do you turn for inspiration?
Emilie: I find my inspiration in all that is around me, from my family + friends, to nature and colors. It is really hard for me to pinpoint one place, as an artist I see things from a different point of view.
Heirloom: What advice would you share with a new photographer over coffee?
Emilie: My sister told me one day, "you do you" and it really stuck with me. It is so easy to get caught up in comparing yourself with others and it is not productive. Focusing on being who you are and where you want to be, everything will fall into place as it should.