The Knot – A Fresh Start & The Muckenthaler Mansion

I. AM. SPEECHLESS! Ok, maybe not speechless but my internal dialogue has been something like this for the past week…

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Why, you ask? Drumroll please….I got one of my weddings featured on The!

Here’s the long backstory… As many of you know, I’ve been shooting for-ev-errr, but always on the side of a full time job. It all changed last October when I got laid off from my new 9-5 job. Naturally at first I was like…OMG I’m DOOOOOMED! HOW DO PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?!

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…but you guys, if there’s one lesson I keep learning again and again it’s that God is faithful and always provides. So after 10 extra pounds of emotional eating, (trust me when I say being jobless during the holidays is baaaaaad news) I realized I had to pull myself together and do the only thing I knew how…shoot. A lot. Then something magical happened…I started shooting more and more and next thing you know I was doing photography… full time. The gigs lined up, the weddings came in, and I was like…

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It’s turned out to be one of the most fulfilling changes in my life. I’m still in the process of learning and growing but I’m at a point where I’m praying for the best and taking it slow and just simply enjoying life. I can’t tell you enough how amazing it is to spend so much time with my son while doing what I love with the support of my husband and family. A dream come true doesn’t even begin to describe it. I have no idea how it will all turn out, maybe next year I’ll be something like…

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but I’m hoping it’ll be more like this…

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because this is surely a good start, right?! SO, please show your support by following, sharing, tagging, and leaving a comment.

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Also check out the fabulous vendors who made it all happen…
Venue: The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Floral Design: Pristine Design
Catering: Colette’s Events
Event Coordinator: Sara Parrell
Vintage Rentals: Out of the Dust
Hair/Makeup: QueenBParlor – Yota Batsaras
Video: Coldea Productions
Dress: The Dresser Bridal Couture

6 thoughts on “The Knot – A Fresh Start & The Muckenthaler Mansion

  1. I was so happy to hear you’re doing what you love full time! I have so many priceless memories through photos and I have you to thank! Xoxo

  2. I absolutely love your work! I’m so happy you were there to catch so many priceless moments in my life starting with my engagement pictures and continuing with my kids. I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve given me!

  3. Your work is amazing!! My husband and I got married 3 years ago June, my girlfriend used Oana as her wedding photographer, loved the pic on her mantle and next thing you know she was our wedding photographer. Our pictures are more than I could have ever expected, the quality, beauty, and ability to capture every special moment is in every picture. Inlove the FB oanafoto site to see what amazing event she has finished!!

  4. Your work is amazing and I’m so happy you’re getting the recognition you deserve. XOXO.

  5. Oana you did GREAT! We are so happy you are getting the recognition deserved. As a partner on The Muckenthaler Mansion Wedding we can attest to your professionalism and creativity.
    We look forward to working together on future projects. Once again Congratulations! Here is the link to the video that compliments your photos.

  6. So excited for you, Oana. The passion and love you have for what you do is inspirational. You have great talent and I am so happy that more people will get to see that! 🙂

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