30 Snapshots: Kristin & Johnny's Wedding by Amanda Liew

Over the 4th of July weekend, I had the beautiful opportunity of being a "witness" in Johnny & Kristin's wedding. Throughout the festivities in New York, Kristin asked me if I could take some snapshots behind the scenes - candids to capture the fun spirit, spontaneous moments, and beautiful friendships that were there to celebrate this union. While the professional photography was done by the fantastic duo that is With Love & Embers (check out their engagement session of K&J here), I had so much fun riling up the other witnesses and family members to relax, have fun, and get weird. 

Question for all you photographers out there - what is your best method for digitizing film photography? I've tried taking photographs of the photographs with my DSLR before, but found that cumbersome. This time around, I tried using my HP F4400 scanner. The resolution of the Fujifilm itself is relatively low, but it almost seems that the scanner is making it worse. I welcome any tips or advice!

May Flowers Bring Bridal Showers by Amanda Liew

Oh the changes that life will bring! Back in the summer of 2010, I was a wee little intern in the city. I was a little lost, a whole lot confused, and pretty darn lonely. Fortunately, I stumbled upon an incredible community group at my church which was specifically for interns and recent grads. It was in that circle where I first began extending myself, both in terms of new relationships and new experiences. I met incredible people from different facets and stages of life, one of them being a wonderfully quirky girl named Kristin who had a dream internship with a designer! Fast forward to 2013 when I moved to the city full time, and I joined a different community group at a different church, only to walk in and see Kristin sitting right there! Our lives were meant to intersect yet again, and since then it has been such a life-affirming friendship! Now in 2015, I had the honor of being a Witness in her bridal party and listen to her & Johnny exchange their vows. These photos are a couple of snapshots from her bridal shower back in May - she was already such a beautiful bride even before the big day! The lovely pale pinks are just a perfect backdrop to her stunning dress, don't you think?