MICHAELA JOY O'SHEA embodies a passion for documenting memories from a lifetime of photojournalism.
From the beginning, it was capturing every moment of every family road trip, to kids at pony camp, and then hauling around a 35mm to concerts in college.
But in the end, nothing moved me quite as much as when I photographed my “first wedding” at age 14.
Sure, I wasn't the the paid photographer, but to this day, the bride tells me the images I took are still her favorite. That was 1998.
Since then it has taken a studio art degree, a dozen cafe jobs, a wine certification, managing at five award winning restaurants (one of which led me to my wonderful husband Tim) and restaurant event planning for seven years to help me finally realize that witnessing someone profess their love for another still moves me the most.
So here we are today, and I am so happy...I cherish every relationship we have the privilege of seeing. It's special, so special. I tear up every time, because I adore that raw emotion. Our own wedding brought our friends closer to us as a couple.
There is something so intimate and so compelling, while expressing your deepest feelings for another human on stage,
for everyone to see and hear. It's intimidating, life changing and courageous.
We in believe in savoring these precious memories, and I give a hi-five to marriage!
In case you were wondering:
~I am also passionate about how beautiful you are, no really, I really am.
~For some reason small dogs are always hilarious.
~Yoga taught me how to breathe, Tim is teaching me self-confidence.
~I am a vegetarian, no I am not, yes I am...no… ugh.
~Sunrises are my favorite, but I can't seem to ever catch one. Yawn.
~I believe a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away.
~Halloween is my favorite holiday!
~In the car, I listen to NPR.
~Travel and you will see.
~When I try to speak French or Italian, I always have a Spanish accent?
~The best way to listen to music is live (while dancing).