April Fools! It’s not quite spring yet in this neck of the woods, as I look out my window to see a steady sleet/rain/snow mixture falling to the ground.
Regardless, there are reasons to be thankful—a new marriage and recent engagement are two of mine.
I recently photographed a wedding for Andrew and Lupita in Norfolk. Congratulations on their marriage, by the way, and we wish you many happy years ahead!
This wedding was particularly laid back and enjoyable. The couple was not worried about every detail being perfect, although it’s nice when that happens. Their focus was family—the celebration of the love and support of family, and the start of a new one.
No shortage of love, care, support—or people—in this family!
I think that’s what made this day so great. No one was preoccupied with the decorations (which were very elegant), the cake flavor (mouth wateringly delicious), the dresses (stunning) or other overall insignificant pieces in what constitutes marriage as a whole. Even though the details were lovely, guests and family were there to enjoy each other’s company, to support Andrew and Lupita on their special day, and to have fun.
Trust me, there was no shortage of fun.
Or creativity? Innovation? However you want to refer to that picture.
Andrew and Lupita’s son and ring bearer, Gavin, also made the evening and day entertaining! Never a shortage of energy from this guy! He definitely kept me camera-ready.
What a beautiful and happy family! Again, congratulations!
I took pictures at this wedding from a completely different viewpoint, or should I say through a whole new lens, because this is the first wedding I attended after knowing I will soon celebrate my own. Yes, I and my fiancé Jon are the recent engagement!
So I not only wanted to capture this wedding to the best of my abilities, but to look for ideas!
Jon and I recently took engagement pictures at the ranch where I grew up. Oddly enough, after announcing very excitedly to friends that I was engaged, one of the most frequently asked questions was, “Who’s going to take your pictures?”
Hmm…that does propose a slight dilemma.
While I would have no problem supporting another photographer, I really wanted the freedom to dictate my poses and edit my own pictures.
Luckily, art and photography run in my family.
Mom agreed willingly, and she did a fantastic job! I helped her line up the poses I wanted, and she clicked away!
We had a blast that day, despite the chilly March afternoon. Jon and I also planned to take a few pictures with our precious, sweet, spoiled rotten, fluffy, beautiful baby girl…our Pomeranian, Breezy.
Little did we know, she would insist on being the center of attention and in as many pictures as possible.
Pawing at our legs. Apparently she felt ignored.
Jumping unexpectedly into our laps.
And walking with us side by side.
I guess we, too, are a happy family, with many more wedding planning stages ahead!
Let the fun begin!