- Mary Oliver -

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?"

Wisdom-Watson

I'm also a night owl, a perfectionist and laser focused often to a fault (despite attempts to reform in all areas!). One target of this focus has forever been documenting life in detail – and when I began my business, it was with this innate desire to create images that captured clients' lives in a beautiful way. I started out doing various kinds of work but discovered while building my brand that as a trained storyteller, my niche was in weddings and the rich storytelling potential they provide. Thus came the transition to  Wisdom-Watson Weddings – a new name meant to designate not only this new specialty but also the multiple means my team offers for capturing it. Through photography, videography and more, we are curators so our clients can be keepers of the once-in-a-lifetime day they say "I do"! 

more about my approach

ABOUT

I'M AN AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST 
WHO LOVES CAPTURING COUPLES IN LOVE.

I'M AN AWARD-WINNING
JOURNALIST WHO LOVES
CAPTURING COUPLES IN LOVE.

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erin

ABOUT US

the wisdom-watson way

my skill set

my style

my signature

With degrees in English and journalism and almost a decade as a full-time staffer for a media company, I'm no stranger to polished content creation, a high-pressure environment and delivering professional work on deadline.

But just as vital in preparing me for what I do now are a set of inherent characteristics: creativity coupled with a diligent and detail-oriented nature, along with a strong sense of sentimentality and an appreciation of all things pretty. Although I may be biased, I've found this to be a perfect cocktail of qualities for putting to use as a wedding photographer!

I call my style fine-art photojournalism to designate how it fits a journalistic approach and how it differs. Like true photojournalism, it emphasizes documentary storytelling. But it also involves more artistic elements.

Among these is the art of posing couples in a way that's relaxed and natural rather than awkward. Even in moments that are orchestrated, I want real relationships to shine. Similarly, in post-production, I aim for a natural edit that leans toward light-and-airy but doesn't stray from showcasing the details of a wedding day as they actually were.

Through my signature brand of storytelling, my highest hope is to depict my clients' days as even more beautiful than they remember. Another way to say this is that I tell the truth, but  always from the most aesthetic angles.

My signature is also in the intangibles of the client experience. As invested as I am in creating amazing images, I care just as much about creating enjoyment along the way. A wedding should be joyful, after all, and I  keep things flowing, fun and stress-free – because I fully believe that when it's all done, what most sticks with couples is the emotion of the day.

and one more important "S"

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my seth

Watson

seth

He's also a former basketball phenom, an Army veteran and the wonderful husband I'm lucky to call mine! Since our wedding on 10.10.10, he's been my truest constant through career changes and multiple moves; my companion on cross-country adventures and ordinary evenings on the couch; my co-parent to our beloved cat and my co-worker in this business. He plays a big role behind the scenes as our self-proclaimed purchasing agent – keeping us current on the latest and greatest gear – and as my personal database builder. Also, although he doesn't work every wedding with me, he often is the one by my side for those marathon days of documenting the start of a marriage. And truly: Being as grateful as I am for our own makes capturing our clients' marriages that much more meaningful! 

He's an engineer-turned-analyst who excels at almost everything – including photo + video work.

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my second stellar second shooter

martinez

katie

The dress bustling expertise comes from a former job in a bridal shop, but her role in my life goes back much further than that. We've been best friends since high school – and as she can attest, photography has always been a big part of that. Long before either of us ever envisioned practicing it professionally, she learned to be patient with my penchant for getting just the right shot. She also deserves credit for a lot of my favorite photos of myself – taken in places all across the country we've traveled together. And as my business grew and I needed to add someone to my team, I couldn't think of anyone second to Seth who I'd trust more with my work. After shooting alongside us for several weddings several years ago, she stepped into the role of full-fledged second-shooter and has been an invaluable asset ever since. 

she not only gets great shots but also offers
dress bustling help (and is just the best human).

she not only gets great shots but also offers  dress bustling help (and is just the best human).

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In our book, there's no such thing as too much wow-factor when it comes to what a bride wears.

In our book, there's no such thing
as too much wow-factor when it comes to what a bride wears.

WE
LOVE
stunning
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Add a boutonniere perfectly matched to the details of the day, and of course we'll treat it as a star too!

Add a boutonniere perfectly matched to the details of the day, and of
course we'll treat it as a star too!

and
 dapper 
suits

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Nothing compares to when you see your soon-to-be spouse, all dressed and ready to say your "I do's."

We
 LOVE 
first
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The big day may be over, but those expressions in the getaway car say it all: The real fun's just beginning.

The big day may be over, but those expressions in the getaway car say
it all: The real fun's just beginning.

and
last
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Be they funky or silly, classic or sophisticated, we'll make sure they don't go undocumented.

Be they funky or silly, classic or sophisticated, we'll make sure
they don't go undocumented.

WE
LOVe
little
 details 

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The bride and groom are the most striking, of course, but we love them even more against a beautiful backdrop.

and
grand
views

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You'd remember those pre-ceremony moments even without photo evidence. (But we'll still offer it!)

WE
LOVE
quiet
anticipation

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When else will you have a gathering of so many special people, all there to share your joy and cheer you on?!

and
raucous 
 celebration

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What a gift it is to have found The One who will be by your side for the rest of the life you build together.

What a gift it is to have found The One who will be by your side for the rest
of the life you build together.

WE
LOVE
new
love

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A wedding does more than marry a couple: It adds to a family tree and perpetuates
a legacy.

A wedding does more than marry
a couple: It adds to a family tree
and perpetuates a legacy.

and love
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We'd love nothing more than the chance to chat! Contact us to get a feel for whether we're the right fit for documenting your wedding day.

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© 2020 Wisdom-Watson Weddings LLC
all rights reserved