I get to shoot the best weddings. hands. down.
Brian was my husband Bryce's college roommate, so I knew him from when Bryce and I were dating long distance over skype and I'd occasionally see Brian over the screen as Bryce and I would be talking. He was also in our own wedding! So you get the idea. This is pretty special. And I'd gotten to have some brief chats with Sarah-Grace at our wedding and at other friends weddings. And when they asked me to shoot their wedding, I had so many butterflies about it.
So I'm a crier. I cry at weddings. And I ESPECIALLY will cry if I see someone else crying. I'm just that way. That means that this wedding was really not good for my makeup...so. many. tears. all. day. long. It was one of the most heartfelt weddings I've ever seen. If anything, it was really good proof to me that your wedding doesn't have to be small to be intimate. I think in the wedding "industry" (blech, I hate calling it that), wedding photographers tend to really desire shooting intimate weddings, which in our minds means really small and private. But actually, this wedding was a lot more intimate than some of the smaller weddings I've gotten to shoot! It changed my perspective on that word. Intimate doesn't mean there are just a few people there, necessarily. I think it means that the people at your wedding are people that love you and your spouse and your family. They know you and have invested into your life. And likewise. It's intimate when the people at your wedding feel loved by you, too. Or something like that. Anyhow, this wedding just shifted some ideas I'd always had in my head about big and small weddings, and I loved seeing my perspective widen.
Here are Brian and Sarah-Grace. Married. Man and wife.
P.S. Their reception was one helluva party and my absolute favorite reception I've ever shot or been to. The band was AMAAAZING and they had everyone on the dance floor all night long!