Your day, your moments, your story.
April Williams Photography
Your day, your moments, your story
Serving Washington, Oregon and Worldwide. Specializing in Customized Packages.
I specialize in people, the stories they have to tell and the way they live their lives. Life is lived where you love.
It’s all about the relationship. I don’t just come to you and shoot your photos and call it a day, I want to know you, who you are so that I can showcase the best parts of that. I ask lots of questions to get a good idea of what you would like to have photographed, what’s important to you, the things I shouldn’t miss and the things you’d like to leave out. I want to know how you met, your favorite sports team, why you love horses, whether or not your husband is a butt guy or a boob guy. Can you see now why there’s a relationship that needs to form? I tell all my brides that I will see them in their underwear and they have to feel good about that. Why? Because it’s true! I discovered long ago that if your photographer isn’t a good fit for you and they annoy you, it shows in your photos. You have to like them. Remember you’re inviting them into the most intimate times in your life. You’ve hired them to tell your story, if they haven’t taken the time to get to know you and form a rapport with you, it will show.
I truly care about my brides and grooms, this is their big day and I want them to succeed. I love photographing weddings, it’s my specialty. I LOVE them. I’ve been married for 10 years to literally the best man alive and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I love being married and I think that comes through in my photos. I tell my brides and grooms that being married is awesome, it doesn’t have to suck, there are therapists for that and there’s no shame in that.
If budget, time, and husband would allow I would have a wedding every year with different themes and colors. I love the moment, you try on a dress and you know it’s the one. I love the moment when you look at him and know he’s the one. But my favorite moments are the day of, the ones you’ve waited for for so long. The moment you open your eyes and realize today’s the day, the moment you stand in the mirror and your hair and makeup are done, your dress is on and you think, wow, I am beautiful, the moment the doors open and you see him waiting for you and the way he looks at you takes your breath away, the moment the officiant announces that you are Mr. and Mrs. and you are blissfully happy, the kiss , the hugs, the laughter, the dancing, it’s all so perfect and you never want the day to end. That is what I love about weddings and why I love having the unique opportunity to document your perfect day that goes by so quickly. I get the chance to show you the things you may have missed and remind you of the things you loved. Ah, weddings, what isn’t there to love?