Sarah & Scott
Sarah and I work in the same building together. About 5 months ago she asked if I could photograph her wedding. I was available the day and she booked. Sarah was my perfect bride. We completely click together, spend almost everyday together, and we have/had the same feelings and sentiments when it came to a our own personal weddings. And that is we want our weddings to be our own. Not a bunch of borrowed ideas. She literally gave me all creative freedom on her wedding photography. No shot list, not boards of photos she wants. Her only request was lots of pictures of the kids.
I didn’t shoot a wedding per say. I photographed a union. Two people making a promise to each other in front of family and friends. My whole intent was to capture not things, not pre-meditated posed kitsch images that someone saw someone else do at their wedding. I wanted to make sure I caught Scott’s tears of joy at seeing his future wife for the first time, and Sarah and her new step-daughter’s embrace as he read his promises to be the best husband and father to her and Kaitlin. I even started crying a little. I got Scott busting a move on the dance floor! Family, friends, and neighbors (did I mention they got married in their backyard?) smiling, crying, and laughing. I sought out to capture them and their guests. A fly on the wall you may say. I didn’t want to intrude on what was happening with suggestions of people jumping up in the air for a picture. Unless someone was genially jumping up in the air by their own accord!
And can we say best party afterwards?!
Congratulations to my best office mate and the love of her life. You guys are seriously the perfect couple. I can’t wait to decorate the office with the awesome photos of the rest of our office mates getting down on the dance floor!