Hullo! I’m Celia. So you're gettin' hitched (YaY!), but you’re not super into the idea of the overly-manicured wedding. Perfect. Because this is not your grandma’s wedding photography.
I tend to think of myself as an anti-wedding-photographer wedding photographer. It can be confusing, I know. When I pick up my camera, I don't just see "a wedding." I see humor and irony and color. I see people who are geeking out, goofy, unabashedly happy and imperfect and going through a gushy mess of emotions. Which doesn’t mean that I don’t also love a good portrait (they’re kinda my favorite, shhh). It just means I approach them differently. It also means I don’t shy away from shooting the awkward dance moves and runny mascara. Because I believe that stuff is human and real and the details you’ll want to remember.
I’m a documentary photographer who floats between the journalism and art worlds. I split my time between Mexico and New York (city, upstate, you name it), but I regularly wander other spots of the globe chasing good light and irreplaceable moments. I love telling stories as much as I love listening to the stories of others. I’m the type of person who makes up musicals for my own amusement and nurses a soft spot for sci-fi and a good fantasy. If I’m not shooting, I’m usually dancing. Or cooking. Or growing vegetables. It’s possible there might be nothing I’m more obsessed with than food.
There’s a mile-long list of why I love to shoot weddings, and many reasons why I continue to straddle the two worlds of photojournalism and wedding photography. But more than anything else, it stems from a belief that weddings are some of the last remaining spaces that are truly free of cynicism and fear. They offer a safe space for all the emotions we hold dear, unironically. They are a brave statement in the world, and that’s worth a lot these days.
When it comes to spending dough, it’s very important to me to be flexible and work with clients to make sure we can find something that fits their needs, including that all-important budget. Get in touch to find out more about prices and availability, and know that I’m always happy to customize what needs customizing.
So give a holler and tell me about all the ways in which you rock. Undoubtedly there are many.
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