I’ve just recently returned from shooting a destination wedding in Mexico. Back to my current home in the Maritimes of Canada, from the sun to the cold. And let me tell you: it feels good. Good to be home in the cold (because I firmly believe that winters ought to be cold and summers hot). Back to my family in Moncton, my precious littles, who grew a whole year older during the nine days I was traveling.
I had a lot of time during my travels to do some intentional thinking. Self evaluation and purpose orientation. I think that, in order to grow the most, to go the furthest, all my actions need to stem from what is most dear to me. I need to get back to my roots.
What Motivates You?
Is it a moody cafe full of old books and rare music? Is it by the ocean, or in the forest? In a home surrounded by family or when you are working hardest? We all feel most alive, most at peace and most inspired in different ways. Around different things. When planning a wedding (or when deciding to give your life direction), I think this should be one of the first things we think on.
What does it look like for you?
For me it looks like tiny toes twirling, a good read, a hot cup of coffee, a deep conversation. I feel most alive when I am with those I love. I need to learn something new when I am bored. I am obsessed with all things earthy. With the raw nature of our love for each other, for the intense emotion of a mother holding her baby for the first time. The way a new couple looks into each other’s eyes.
How does your muse affect you in daily life? In your wedding planning? Should you ditch the large reception venue and find a cozy authentic restaurant to host you? Should you elope in an epic location, or maybe play your own concert at your reception?
I was so lucky last year to get to do some shooting in my hometown of Peterborough Ontario, with this super animated, fun loving and crazy couple! Being back on my old stomping grounds, creating awesome photos – with my little sister along side – was definitely a great moment. I feel inspired just looking through these images again!