There are certain things you expect on a wedding day – you expect two people to get married and you expect them to have a party. There are certainly a thousand other little details that go in to it, some which take months of planning in fact, but that is the essence. Everything before, in between, and after those two things is what gives the day its particular character and charm. I feel that my job, at least one of several rather important ones, is to capture that character and charm in the form of still images. In my not-so-humble opinion, it’s the job of every wedding photographer to not simply check the boxes as if every weekend is the same. No two people, no two couples, and no two weddings have the same story. And that is also why after 13 years and over 400 weddings…I still absolutely love what I do.
On that note, the highest compliment I can receive is when a prospective bride and groom tell me that, even though they don’t know the couple in the pictures, they feel like they know them. It means that I’ve done what I set out to do – to reveal the particular character and charm of the day. In the case of Abby and Curt…honestly I did my absolute best. There is just so much story. Abby and Curt and their young relationship that took some twists and turns. The accident that almost took Abby, her triumphant recovery and Curt staying by her side through it all. Their love story that culminated in this day. Look at their faces as Dad and then Curt see her for the first time. The special dance she performs for him to tell him how much he means to her. The sheer spectacle of emotions and laughter.
Did I say I love what I do? I’m not sure that’s strong enough. I hope it shows. I think it does.
Ceremony and Reception: Dover Hall Estate
Event Planning and Design: Events by Elizabeth Palmer
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Florals: Coleman Brothers
Cake Artist: Sweet Fix
Hair and Make-up: Black Bird Salon