About a month ago I was asked to photograph another wedding for two of my friends from college. I got to know Jonathan through another friend and he was friends with my brother because they were in the same class. And although I didn’t get to know either of them as well as I would have liked (neither were music or art majors and therefore never in the two buildings that I ‘lived’ in most of the time), I know that they are both amazingly kind and generous people. For that reason I was honored to get to know them a little better by photographing their wedding and celebrating their special day with them.
Wedding photography is still a bit new to me (this was only my third wedding) but my favorite part of being a photographer is capturing those ‘unexpected’ moments. I enjoy the photo-journalist approach where photos aren’t posed, but taken in a spontaneous yet artistic way to capture events. The expressions and emotions captured in someone’s face when they forget about the camera are the things I love to catch and make me smile as I edit. Things such as the bride and groom holding hands moving from one photography location to another or a quick smile to each other amid nerves during the ceremony, the maid of honor shedding a few tears of joy during the ceremony… the list could go on for a while.
The college was nearby and we had planned to take photos there but opted not to go outside because it was too hot and humid to travel far but we found a few good places around the church to take some photos with good lighting and still got some great shots. Thanks again Jonathan and Hannah for letting me a part of your special day with you!