Hey there! I'm your friendly neighborhood Remy, here to introduce myself. When I'm not out there photographing or behind my desk preparing galleries for my amazing clients, you might find me running my small art and textile business Iron and Aster. I also do plenty of hiking, camping, playing banjo and eating mass amounts of Asian food. For real on that last one, I go through Trader Joe's gyoza by the bag. I love dad jokes, Fleetwood Mac, and travelling. I'm a huge music person, so you can catch me in possession of some indie hipster band tickets at basically any time. (My current ones are for Minus the Bear and a local alternative festival). And now that this sounds suffieciently like a dating profile, I'll move on...
I've always loved photography (I have worksheets from fourth grade where I list it as my top hobby), but I didn't turn it into a career until just about two years ago. I had the opportunity to second shoot for a couple of incredible photographers, and things seemed to shoot off from there... pun intended. Being self taught has definitely posed some challenges over the years, but I would never want it differently now. It's allowed me to grow as an artist at my own pace, and without anyone else's influence.
Now when I tell people I love my job, I really, REALLY love my job. I've never come home from a wedding feeling unsatisfied or unhappy, and somehow I always end up with the most incredible clients who inevitably turn into my best friends by the end of our time working together. And honestly, that's why I enjoy it so much. I get the privilege documenting the love that defines some pretty amazing people's lives. I get to be present for some of the rawest and most genuine human emotions out there, and that's pretty special. One of my favorite quotes states that photography is not about capturing what a moment looks like, but it is about capturing what the moment feels like, and that's what I'm all about. When I capture a wedding, I'm looking to mainly capture the day from the bride and grooms perspective, from the viewpoint of their love and all the work it took to get to the vows. I love the happy tears, the open mouthed laughs, and the inevitable moment when a couple finally gets alone and yells, "We're actually married!" and then cries some more.