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Lecinda Ward Photography

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Fun & natural photography with a dash of romance – images that capture what your love feels like, not just what it looks like.

  • Where did your passion for what you do start? I lasted approximately three years and 10 months as a lawyer. Not any kind of lawyer either, I was a family lawyer (something I never wanted to be, because I feel all the feels) and it was a pretty miserable and stressful existence. So in my pursuit of happiness I picked up a camera, and discovered a passion for capturing love stories. It became quite an ironic existence – separating families Monday to Friday, and photographing weddings and happy families and sweet babies on the weekends – but it kept me balanced and kept my belief in love alive.

    I was lucky enough to wave bye-bye to lawyer life in December 2015, and embrace photography full-time! Being a lawyer was a humbling experience, and taught me the importance of living authentically and doing things that make you truly, deeply, ridiculously happy - it takes some people their whole life to truly understand this, and I feel incredibly blessed that I learned this lesson so early in life. But at my core, I’m a lover, not a fighter, and now I embrace that part of me wholeheartedly.

    This job is so much more than just curating a collection of pretty photographs – it’s an unexpected adventure, a dream come true and my whole heart. I’m so grateful to call this my job - I freaking love it!!* Insert jumping for joy here *
  • What do you love most about what you do? Whether I am photographing a wedding, a darling little babe or a sweet family – I am always inspired by love, warmth, joy and intimacy. Your time in front of my camera will be fun and full of natural emotions and interactions - there's no boring posing here!

    I'm all about capturing what it feels like, not just what it looks like. Who you are, your raw + genuine emotions, and all those little moments you never even knew existed - I like to call them 'blink-and-you’ll-miss them' moments, and capturing them for you is my specialty.

    Love means everything to me. Being able to capture your love story (whether it is a new kind of love, a steady love or a sixty years old kind of love) and bottle all those feelings for you in photographs which you will hold onto forever, makes my job the best job in the world.
  • If you were an animal, which would best describe you? Ohhhh tough one! *googles animal personality quiz* okay that wasn't helpful at all! I think I would be a dolphin - they are playful, curious, creative, intelligent and always happy.
  • What is your advice for a healthy, long lasting relationship? As cliche as it sounds, communication is *key* - this is something that has become clearer and clearer to me over the last ten years that my husband and I have been together. We never go to bed angry, we will always talk things out (even if that means being up until 3am) and we never *ever* say hurtful things. Sure we get angry, but we never lash out - it just does more damage in the long term. We always kiss, hug and say I love before we leave and when we come home (because you never know what could happen after you walk out the door) ♥
  • What is your best advice to couples planning their wedding? Remember - this day is about YOU guys and celebrating YOUR love, so plan to take time out just for you guys to soak it all in on your wedding day. Also plan to spend as much time as possible with your guests, because having everyone you love and cherish in the one spot will almost never happen again (...I have plenty of ideas on how you can do this)!
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