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Certified photographer of real emotion

If you're anything like me, you freeze up when you have to be in front of the camera. You don't know what to do with your hands and you end up smiling with your mouth but not your eyes (good grief).

I've been there. I've worked with photographers who live for stiff photos and don't really care about building a genuine connection with you to capture the REAL you. 

Capturing the essence of someone is a really hard thing to do. And perhaps no one is truly fully captured in a photograph. But I strive to. Through the process of inviting real emotion with you and your partner, you will get photos that show your genuine smile, a beautiful quiet moment between the two of you, or even real genuine tears.

I have been documenting weddings in a genuine way for over nine years. During this long journey, I have developed a process that will help capture the real you in the most real way possible. Say goodbye to awkward photos.

Brand photos by Liv Strange Photography

Music

My top 5 favorite bands (currently):

1. The Cure

2. Depeche Mode

3. U2

4. The War on Drugs

5. Tame Impala

Collections

I'm a bit of a hoarder so I have quite a few collections:

1. Stuffed Animals

2. CDs

3. Cassette Tapes

4. Cameras

5. Artwork

Tattoos

I have 5 tattoos (SO FAR):

1. Rocking Unicorn

2. Textile needle + hands

3. Oh Whale

4. Sexy Banana

5. Flying Eyeball

Travel

I've been to 3 other countries besides the U.S.:

1. Mexico (I was born there)

2. Italy

3. Peru

more to come (hopefully soon!)

Think I'm cool enough to photograph you + your boo?

Our love story

Since we're on the topic of sharing love stories, I figured I would share mine as well. My partner is Kaeshav, the sweetest Indian man and a huge blessing to my life.

We met in August of 2019 in grad school through a mutual friend, and I don't think either of us were ready for the whirlwind romance that would take place a few months after. He moved to Columbia that October for his new job since he would be graduating early.

He began travelling back and forth to Wichita (where I lived at the time) and one night we went out to dance with a few friends. Of course, he asked me to dance. I thought it was nice but never imagined anything would come of it.

A few months later we began talking more and hanging out. On February 15, 2020, we went on our first date to Grace Hill Winery (yes, less than month before everything went to hell). As they say, "the rest was history", but literally, we entered into a pandemic.

We ended up quarantining together and learned so much about each other. It wasn't easy spending 24/7 with a guy I had only known a few short months, but man, was it worth it. 

We now live together in Columbia, and recently celebrated our 2 year anniversary with a lovely picnic by CoMo Picnics and a photo session with the lovely Megan Larson.

 

Do you get why I love stroytelling now?   

 

Let me tell yours, I can't hardly wait!

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