Randi Kreckman says she’s very drawn to human connection and that is the primary focus of her wedding photography. “I look for the intricacy in small interactions and focus more strongly on them in my images than on getting detail shots,” she says. She also loves to play with unique elements, such as balancing light and shadow or slowing down her shutter speed, to create interest. Her self-described style—”intricate, authentic and meaningful with a dash of nostalgia”—includes doing minimal post-production aimed at keeping “truth in colors and enhancing, not taking away, from what my couples remember.”

Check out the behind-the-scenes stories on some of the photos from her submission.