friendly folks that we have. We love them, but what we really want is for YOU to love them!
This month, we asked Kenzie, of Kenzie Kate Photography what makes them tick and this is what they said:
Hi! My name is Kenzie, I'm based in LA (but down to travel any and all places!) and have been documenting weddings for 8 years now.
I didn't become a wedding photographer because i'm obsessed with the wedding industry---I'm here because I am passionate about people, community, celebration, and the many different forms that love takes. I photograph because this is what we get, at the end of the day, to remember it all.
I photograph with a photo-journalistic eye, and my hope is that my images evoke the exact emotions that folks felt on their wedding day--the PURE FUN, the nerves, the complexities, the tears, the human-ness. I photograph things up close, as they happen, and in a way that reflects who a couple is. (AKA: let's make photography as pain-free as possible!! As unposed and non-cheesy and fun as it should be!!)
As a queer woman, I understand even more the importance of story, of representation, resilient love, chosen communities, and the weightiness of something like a wedding. I love working with queer folk because I love our community, I love celebrating our community, and I love being able to relate to queer couples on a different level. I feel very, very lucky to document the love that is all around us!
“The inspiration behind this shoot was really a lack of inspiration. As a florist, my inspiration always comes from people, places, feelings. More of a floral experience. I find that so many times, wedding blogs lack proper representation of minorities, and people from all backgrounds. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and wanted to create something for everyone. This project was really born to include friends and family members that can’t find their faces and lifestyles on Pinterest.
We shot at the LA River because it’s so unconventionally pretty. Seeing past the littered spots are beautiful birds, trees and amazing street art. We set the ceremony up against a wall that had graffiti art that been covered dozens of times but was still peeking through. You can cover LA’s street art but the history is still there. We can’t actually ever hide who we truly are.
The girls are in relaxed outfits and tennis shoes because your wedding is of course about feeling your most genuine beautiful self. I chose lush florals because who doesn’t love massive amounts of florals?”