This was the day our family had long been waiting for – the wedding of my youngest sister. And by younger, I mean much younger. I was 13 when Sarah was born – old enough to change her diapers and dress her up in crazy costumes for Halloween; old enough to enjoy watching her crazy fun imagination develop and to be the “photographer” who documented her childhood.
It was only fitting then, that I should document her wedding day, but I’ll admit to being very torn. On one hand, I wanted to be fully present as the maid of honor, but on the other hand – I’m just a tiny bit of a control freak and couldn’t stand the idea of someone else missing a shot. Still, all the beautiful images of the bridal party and ceremony I owe completely to David – and many fun reception party shots and behind the scenes photos are thanks to Jamie Fitzgerald, who played assistant for the day.
It was a beautiful day. I’m so thankful in the end that most of the images ended up being in focus. It was hard to tell while shooting; I tended to get a little blurry behind the lens. : )
A momento of Grannie, who would have been so proud of Sarah on this day. Do the next two photos give you an idea of why we normally DON’T bring our kids with us when we photograph weddings???
The first look…When Sarah and Thomas first started dating and I saw a photo of them together, my response was “They look like brother and sister!!!”. Which, in retrospect, probably just means they were the perfect match.
This shot reminds me of one we did for their engagement session (of course, barefoot on the beach gave it a much different look!).
Beautiful girl.Sarah and her dad have had a special “best buddies” handshake since she was young. They did it once more before they headed down the aisle – the last time as his little girl.
When both the bride and groom have lots of older siblings, they also have… LOTS of neices and nephews!!!
Our little boy Ben was a very reluctant ring bearer (something about walking anywhere NEAR a girl). He was also equally reluctant to dance with his mother. Just so you know, he’s very loving at home when there are no cameras or people present. : )
We turned our small camera over to our daughter Emma to let her be an extra assistant. The problem? She’s quite the perfectionist. When I looked through her images, there were very few, because if she took one and didn’t like it – she erased it!!! Hmmmm… wonder who she takes after?Sarah planned such a fun and unique reception. Not only was there a photobooth and a caricature artist (he was amazing!), but also a build your own s’more bar – complete with fire! Guess where the kids spent most of the evening?
I love images like these, where – even in a crowded room, it feels like there’s no one else around. Oh Sarah – It seems like you should still be that little girl who made her wash cloths into puppets in the bathtub, but suddenly you’re a married lady. May you be richly blessed with everything life has to offer.