When Mandi and I met for dinner a few weeks before her wedding, we just clicked! Dinner turned into coffee and about four hours later we hugged goodbye, knowing we had both made a new friend. :)
My colleagues accuse me of “dating my clients,” and it’s true! Whenever possible, I like to spend time getting to know each couple because I feel like it helps me tell their unique story. I don’t work from a formula for wedding photography, but rather keep my eyes and heart and mind open to be able to see and capture the story of each one. A quote I heard recently sums up what I’m trying to say here: “Without intimacy, you cannot get close, personal, powerful photographs.”
A few things I will remember from Ed and Mandi’s wedding. First of all is Mandi’s big, beautiful smile! She was radiant all day! Secondly, her close relationship with her dad. I could definitely tell she’s a daddy’s girl. Thirdly, Ed’s great sense of humor and easy laugh (oooh, and the way he would look at his bride!). Finally, the fun we had with Ed and Mandi’s friends and family.
When a gentleman shows up with a bag this color, everything stops!
Mandi had a special handkerchief embroidered for her dad.
Don’t forget to exhale!
I LOVE GRANDMAS!
This is a bridge near where they used to live that they would walk over almost every day. I love using meaningful locations for wedding day portraits!
I love bridesmaids breaking into tears in limos! ;)
A great moment captured by my second photographer Tiff!
Okay guys, act normal.
Oh never mind!
A decidedly yummy day!
One of my favorite moment photos from 2012!
So I REALLY enjoy the toasting part of the wedding day! There are almost always great moments and fun expressions!
Grandma was cutting a rug on the dance floor!
Tiff is a children’s photographer, which comes in quite handy at weddings with kids! :D
Let’s do the timewarp again!