As you might imagine, the first few months after getting engaged involve a lot of trolling through wedding blogs, getting those first glimpses of inspiration. Do enough "research," and you start to recognize a photographer's work before you even scroll down to the credits. Elizabeth Messina is one such talented photog. I credit her work with light for totally changing how I feel about capturing people (in pictures! not in real life!), and in particular - as it is her forte - weddings.
I mean, see what I'm saying?
When I started researching photographers for our wedding, how they captured light in interesting ways was my top criteria. That's a large part of why we're working with Jen of Luna Dulce Photography, but more about that some other time :)
Elizabeth Messina's work has also inspired me in my own very amateur photography. And that's how I ended up impulsively purchasing Elizabeth's The Luminous Portrait about a month ago, at pretty much the minute I learned she'd published a book on capturing light. I've been reading it in pieces here and there (lots of information to take in and process!). Can't wait to work on implementing her advice.
*all images by Elizabeth Messina: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7