When we meet prospective brides, photography is one of the first things they bring up. The idea of documenting such a precious day is such a weighty decision, and something so special. They have to incorporate their vision with their venue, and the photographer’s eye and style. That’s why Christa is one of our favorite vendors; she really understands how to photograph a bride’s dream day, and make it seamless and stress-free. We crossed paths on Instagram, and quickly discovered we shared a passion for sweet details, lovely aesthetics, and our alma mater: Miami University! Her style is so dreamy, and we want to introduce her as this month’s vendor spotlight!
Can you introduce yourself and share how you got started in photography?
Of course! My name is Christa Hitchcock, and I am a wedding photographer based in Indianapolis, but after growing up in Michigan and going to school in Ohio, I really consider the entire Midwest to be home. I first fell in love with photography in my high school’s dark room and continued studying film photography into college. I quickly learned that people were my favorite subject to photograph, and once I shot my first wedding there was no going back! I love the legacy of wedding photographs and the opportunity to create a family heirloom that will be passed down for generations. It doesn’t hurt that I’m a hopeless romantic, and love being around such sweet relationships and love stories.
What can brides expect from you?
I am first and foremost a storyteller, and a photographer second. When the flowers have wilted and the cake has been eaten, I hope someone can pick up your wedding album and feel like they were a guest on your special day. In the same way, I hope your photographs can help you to relive your wedding day time and time again. Wedding days can go by in a blur, so I hope to bring you back not only to the events of the day, but also to the emotions. By taking a documentary approach to photography, I aim to capture the small, but meaningful moments: the groom sneaking a peak at his new wife, the flower girl twirling in her dress, and the mother of the bride wiping a tear as her baby girl walks down the aisle. These are the moments you may have even missed in the hustle and bustle of a day, and the ones you’ll want to relive.
Why are weddings your passion?
I am very passionate about helping my couples to slow down and focus on the magic of marriage, not just weddings. Engagement is such a sacred season, but it can also be incredibly overwhelming. I love to be a grounding voice for my couples- simplifying the planning process and reminding them what this is all about. My number one priority is that my couples have an incredible, stress-free experience, and in the end that results in the most genuine, joyful photographs.
What words do you want your audience to associate with you?
I hope my couples know me to be intentional, professional, and relational. It’s important to me that they see meaning behind everything I do, that they know I am reliable and able to take charge when need be, and that at the end of the day they call me a friend.
You can learn more about Christa and her photography HERE, and you can follow along with her latest work on Facebook and Instagram at @christahitchcockphoto.