Why Weddings? My own Charleston Anniversary Session


November 7, 2019

Why Weddings?

The simple answer to how I found myself in wedding photography is my own marriage! I am sharing Bryson & I’s 3rd anniversary photos as well as some fun facts about my own love story! First of all, we have known each other since we were 12 & 13!! Thinking back it is so crazy to think that we have known each other for a good chunk of our lives.

Bryson and I started dating my Freshman year of high school. Bryson had been my older brothers best friend so we already knew each other. Then we suddenly found ourselves sitting next to each other in Drama 101. Bryson asked me for my number over a facebook message and over the following year we fell in love. I moved away the summer after my freshman year and for 3.5 years we were in a long distance relationship.

Bryson joined the navy in 2011 and went off to bootcamp at the start of 2012. When he got stationed in Bethesda in 2013 I followed him out here. We grew up together, rented our first place together and build lots of memories together here in the DC area. He is my very best friend. I have doodles from my 15 year old self that read “Mikaela Hewins”. He was my dream for a very long time and he is the #1 reason that I am passionate about capturing love stories.

Marriage Matters

Guys, you know that I love fluffy blooms and pretty things but that is NOT why I am a wedding photographer. I capture weddings because MARRIAGE MATTERS. Choosing to love someone for the rest of your life, through all of the challenges and gifts and crazy things that life offers you is a BIG and BEAUTIFUL decision. Marrying Bryson was the single greatest decision that I have ever made. That is not to say that we don’t have challenges. In fact he has been by my side in some of the most ugly and challenging seasons that I have faces. Sometimes choosing to love somebody takes a lot of work and a lot of patience but the reward is so beautiful. Having a best, friends, partner, encourager and teammate to be by your side for forever is such a GIFT. So while I am passionate about pretty things, beautiful details, and all of the ascetically pleasing parts of a wedding day I am even more passionate about the commitment that two people are choosing to make to one another.

Thanks for reading a bit about my love for marriage. I am so excited to be a small part of each and every couple whose love story I get to capture.



Beautiful photos of my husband and I captured by Catherine Anne Photography : https://www.catherineannphotography.com/

Beautiful Florals by http://oohevents.com/services/floral/

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