Fun. Talented. Artistic. Charming. Quirky. This is Amelia Lyon and SHE is the reason I am wedding photographer.
In 2008 my friend Lisa told me to look up her wedding photos and photographer online because she absolutely loved her.. so, I did. For the first time i saw wedding photos that I would actually stick in a frame and hang on my walls! WHAT!? Aren’t wedding photos supposed to be stuffy and kept hidden in big and bulky album that never leaves the shelf? Nope, not anymore! Amelia Lyon opened my eyes to wedding photography art and I’ve been inspired by her ever since.
After a few years of commenting on her blog and writing her on twitter (she actually follows me now and you better believe i threw myself a dance party when i saw that!) i actually got to meet her at WPPI in Vegas this march. DREAM COME TRUE. I quit my day job and that afternoon and me, my fiance Steve, and Jessica and Tim drove to vegas on a whim and my entire mission was to meet Amelia and (her hubby) Justin Lyon. I really hope i’m not coming across as a creepy fan girl right now, but it’s true, i am obsessed with her as an artist. SO ANYWAY! Steve recognized them as we were walking around the trade show….. and, can i just take a minute to say how awesome my fiance is? This guy didn’t know 1 thing about photography when we met and now he’s attending photography trade shows with me, learning the terms (he said “second shooter” the other day i about died smiling), and bought me a canon 5D for my birthday a week ago! He’s amazing. OK, back to the story. I approached her with an “…Amelia? Hi, I’m Sara” and she hugged me and was just as sweet as pie. So was justin! We ran into each other a few other times during WPPI and he always acknowledged me and said hello. Totally made my trip. ANYWAY! I gave myself about 3 minutes to spit out as many wonderful things as i could about her and then we were on our way. I left that trade show totally and 100% I N S P I R E D.
I can honestly say she is the reason why I am so excited to be a wedding photographer. I am grateful to have such amazing inspiration to look towards.
In addition to all my love towards her, Steve and I are very excited to say we get the pleasure of having Amelia Lyon take our “day after” wedding portraits! Besides marrying Steve, that is what i look forward to the most!!!
Lastly, I wanted to share some of my recent favorites with you by the wonderfully talented Amelia Lyon . So go on and get your daily dose of inspiration!!