Elegant Outdoor Wedding with Amy & Corey at The Farm Retreat at Willow Creek | Culpeper Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston

Amy & Corey are probably the most sweetest, genuine people I know. So photographing their wedding was not only and honor it was a privilege. I cried a few times and really loved every single moment that was created that day. It was literally spending the day with my two best friends...Even the rain held off making it perfect in every way. Also can we just take a moment to swoon over Amy's dress??

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Classic Maryland Wedding at The Oaks Waterfront Inn with Samantha & Duke | Maryland Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

Samantha and Duke are probably the happiest people I've met, it's clear that they were a match when I first met them for their engagement at Sotterly Plantation. Duke loved all things 'Merica and Samantha had impeccable taste, making them the cutest couple! Their wedding at The Oaks Waterfront Inn was perfect, the rain held off for all the important moments and even though it was a little hot, it was still the most beautiful day. Samantha's dress was one of my favorites, it flowed perfectly and had this touch of romance with the lovely lace detailing. Duke looked handsome in his classic/clean black tux, of course the 'Merica socks made an appearance! They danced the night away with their friends and family, then headed to a local pub to keep the party going even more! Here are some of my favorite highlights from their day!!

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Identity Crisis. | Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

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I'll be the first to admit it, I got sucked into the mainstream scene and I started following all the big time photographers religiously. It was addicting! I would spend hours on social media, buy their e-books, their workshops, their mentoring sessions and PRAY I could be just like them...because after all they were successful, loved and their work was phenomenal! I edited like they did because I thought that was the right way, right???

Sadly I lost myself, my voice and my editing was all over the place. I was confused...I was lost. Have you been there, or are you there right now? Let me tell you how I saved my sanity.... 

I have unfollowed ALL of the photographers I obsessed over.  

It took time and it sounds harsh, but it really helped me tremendously & you know what?? I finally found who I am and my voice. I don't edit like "so & so" I'm not getting caught up in the "what's everyone else doing" & I've stopped buying every single thing that's out there for education. I only make meaningful education decisions, I only make friends with those who are like minded as well. I've gotten back to reason WHY I started this to begin with...for my couples.

Im not striving for popularity or becoming the next face of some conference (unless it's beneficial to others), I'm focusing only on myself, growing my business and loving the heck out of my sweet couples. Once you stop focusing on the likes, the shares, the top 9...you'll find the true meaning of why you do it too. 

Limit your social media, post what you need to post and turn it off. Find a support group who truly supports you and believes the same belief...that this is for the memories, not for the fame. 

I challenge you to find who you are, let go of the person you WISH you could be & just be YOU. 

xoxo

Sarah