When I was in college, juggling assignments from several different photography classes, I made it a habit to practice my craft for myself, self-assigning events and portraits to photograph. I chose things I was interested in, and learned a multitude just by working for myself every now and again.
This year, I had the privilege by being a bridesmaid in two weddings. I brought my camera along to both, enjoying the opportunity to see things from a different point of view. The first wedding was my sister Caroline's wedding in Pennsylvania this Spring, and the second was my brother-in-law Stephen's wedding in Baltimore last night.
Since I met him in 2009, Stephen has been the brother I never had, treating me like family right away, keeping me laughing with his infectious sense of humor, and always being an encouraging presence in Jeff's and my life. When he started dating Sam, she fit right into the Porter clan, and we've grown close with late-night talks, trips to the beach, and our love for Target.
It was such a delight to be apart of Stephen and Sam's wedding and taking some fun photographs while celebrating with family.