Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles!
Today, we highlight the fabulously talented Shellie Kennedy, from Capture Photography. When you see Shellie’s work, it’s easy to see why her brides rave about her! Plus, we also love her for her calming presence, her gracious nature and her contagious laughter! Take it away Shellie!
That’s Shellie on the left pictured with her assistant.
Tell us a little about your company? We LOVE LOVE. We love to see it happen and capture it for you to look at over and over again forever. We are different from your average wedding photog. There is never the stuffy wedding portrait. We are all about having fun and romance. Gotta have that sexy wedding day romance. 🙂
Where do you find inspiration? I find it in whatever makes me tear up. I cry at weddings, I’ll admit it. I do it all the time! But I know if it is impacting me, it’s something you are going to want to cherish forever. I work EXTRA hard to make sure what I get into the lens is EXACTLY the way that moment feels. It usually makes my brides cry again on the other end. That’s the good stuff.
When you opened shop, what was your promise to your customers? It’s the same today — great photography you won’t find anywhere else.
Do you have any hidden talents? I am a little bit whiskey tango (red-neck) not that that is a talent, but it comes into play at very odd times.
What trend have you seen more of lately? Hot new little hair pieces replace veils. Cute Cute.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? The Melting Pot (but we mostly eat A LOT of Mr Pickles (try the Mr Pickles on Dutch Crunch). YUMMO.
What’s your favorite local charity? Anything my church is doin, (Captial Christian Center).
What is your favorite fun thing to do locally?Kayak on Lake Natoma with the Hubs.
What are you most grateful for in life? My hubby and son and God’s grace and redemption.
If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what elements would be most important to you? Wouldn’t change a thing.
What advice would you can give to brides and grooms getting married today? Premarital counseling. Find a church, talk to a lot of couples who have been married for a LONG time. Heed their good advice early on. It’s tough sometimes, but it is good all the time. Join a young married’s class like Threshold at Capital Christian Center. (Find out more on Capital Christian’s Web site.)
Photos courtesy of Capture Photography.