A little about me
MEMORIES are what motivate my love of photography. All throughout my childhood, my parents captured everything on camera - our family vacations, piano recitals, first days of school, sleepovers with cousins, my sister and me playing dress up, the birth of my baby brother, and the list goes on. As a kid, one of my favorite things to do was sift through the boxes of hundreds of photos and look back on all of the fun times we had. As time passes, these moments tend to fade from our memories, but I love how a photograph can capture an event that we may not otherwise have remembered. A moment that can never be repeated, but can be preserved forever through a photograph. Your wedding day is one of those milestones in life that deserves to be captured with great care. When it's all said and done, the photographs will be all you have to remember your wedding day, and you will look back on those images for years to come. To me, that is why photos are absolutely PRICELESS.
How I became a wedding photographer
As much as I love photography, I feel it's much too cliche to say that it's my passion. And I didn't start taking photos with a toy camera at age three either. I've loved art since childhood and come from a family of artists and musicians, so I consider myself to have a naturally creative and artistic eye. But my interest in photography probably began later, while working as an assistant in my father's photography studio (www.luettkestudio.com) during high school. Due to my somewhat introverted nature, for the first couple of years, I felt much more comfortable sitting behind a computer photoshopping images of Calphalon pots and pans or models from fashion photoshoots. Eventually that became a tad monotonous, so I began accepting requests to take portraits for friends and family, and then a few weddings here and there. What I discovered I loved was not just taking pictures of people, but capturing authenticity and emotions in people. And I had a talent for it (or so I've been told). So after a couple of years photography grew into a full time pursuit. Since then, I've photographed over 200 amazing weddings.
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