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Random Thoughts | Fried Green Tomatoes | Virginia Wedding Photography

The other day while I was editing I had the TV set to Fried Green Tomatoes and something spoken by Ruth stuck with me. I’ve seen this movie a million freaking times (and bawled every freaking time) but had never remembered this particular line.  When Ruth is explaining to the judge why she ran off to live with Idgie Threadgoode when she was pregnant she says “Like speaks to like”. (Or rather “laaaake spaaaaks tah laaake”.)

One thing that I have found interesting in my weddings for this year is how much my lovely brides and grooms have in common with myself. All of them seem to say the same thing. “The photography is so important to me. I love photography!” They are the people obsessed with hipstamtic iphone photos, the people that take a zillion photos when they travel, they love magazines and printed stuff. They wanna talk shop with me. They want me to meet them at funky restaurants they know about. They write. Many of them are photographers themselves or involved in other creative fields. My last bride is a painter and is going back to school for photography. I have two weddings next month that both have actors. I’ve shot the weddings of musicians. I’m shooting the wedding of someone that worked for Flickr and now for Tumblr. Even if they aren’t involved in a creative field as their main career, they are still creatives and idea people.

I cannot express how awesome I think it is that  people that truly value art and photography choose me to be their photographer on their wedding day. Thank you so much! : )

Jason + Elizabeth | Austin Wedding Photography

I had a good feeling about Elizabeth and Jason even though I never met them before their wedding day! For one thing they are from Ohio and one of my very best friend’s, my favorite professor and even a former flame are from there. They are just lovely, salt of the earth, laid back, fun people! The wedding took place in Virginia Beach which I had never visited before but fell in love with. The bride wore a vintage black birdcage veil with classic yet rockish lace finger gloves and a compass necklace. The groom was dressed in an adorable handmade vest with a pageboy hat! This wedding is also extra special since Jason is still deployed in Afghanistan and was only home on leave.  Much much much love to the new Mrs. Haislip and her soldier! xoxo



April 12, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Sandra - I work with Liz. She is a beautiful person inside and out. And I didn’t think possible that she could look anymore beautiful than she already does ~ But Tara, your photography is just amazing. Liz has found herself a TRUE human being in Jason. I have only ment him once. But I could tell just from that short period of time what a heart of gold Jason has. Just watching how Liz is when she talks about him is so uplifting. She just beams when you mention his name. I can only pray that someday this over the hill lady finds a true treasure like Liz did. I wish them the best with all the love and happiness that they can stand. Love you both, Sandy

April 12, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Debbie - Great pictures, where are the rest?