I was given the opportunity to photograph two weddings last year. Both couples took a leap of faith in me, because I had only assisted in one other wedding before. I believe both weddings were a roaring success! You can see the blogs about them here and here.
Shortly after, I was contacted through my site by a lady named Laura. She was referred to me by a friend - the best compliment a photographer can receive is a referral. Laura was getting married. She told me a few things up front. They were both middle aged and they didn't want a big 'to-do'. Just a small, simple wedding. My thoughts after reading the email... it sounded perfect. And definitely something we could make work! We decided to meet and go over some of the wedding details.
When I met Laura, she was very pleasant and kind. We went over the details -and she had them all mapped out. Very organized - beautifully planned. She had addresses and contact information all ready for me. We discussed Save-the Dates. I asked her if there was anything significant in their story that she would like me to bring out in the save the dates. And, she beamed - literally. She said there was a quote by David that she would like on there. We planned it out - and scheduled a date for their engagement shoot.
We had a beautiful day, a little windy but we made it work. My favorite part, it was as if I was invisible to them. Not because they were rude or it was an awkward encounter. It was the love and their engagement of each other that was so perfect. David is a character! He was joking and laughing and kissing the entire time. Which made Laura giggle and smile, the entire time. It shows in their pictures.
I feel very lucky to have met these two people that found their way to each other. All good things are worth waiting for - and Laura and David have found a meaningful and true love that they will share together forever. I am blessed to be able to witness it. Here are a few of their pictures - you can feel the love.
Here is their Save the Date that we came up with. I think it represents them well :)
Congratulations Laura & David!