I met Ren years ago in passing and we became Facebook friends because, really we had to, how many Rens are there? Soon after I started stalking her photographs and kind of her life by extension. This lasted for many years without ever really talking or knowing each other at all. Pretty awkward on my part, I have to say. When we started planning our wedding seven ish months ago and I started looking at all things wedding, I realized I hate all things wedding. Especially wedding photography. I really don't like anything "cute". From the beginning, when I thought about how I wanted our photos to be I thought of Ren's. I love how in her work every photo looks like a film still and has whatever you call that thing that makes you feel feelings when you look at a photograph. "Aura" maybe? She also has seems to have patience. All her photos look like she waited for that perfect magic moment. Either that or she's a wizard. Long story short, she didn't think I was a total weirdo for asking her to photograph my wedding and she is coming to Mexico. I am the luckiest girl in the world and the stokedest. The only problem with Ren is that she is way prettier than me (see last photo) which is pretty rude on her part. Good thing her gorgeous face will be behind a camera a lot of the time.
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