Archive for January, 2012
i love reliving a day through printed photographs. and every print i get is like putting a warm blanket over my shoulders and seeing my couples again, and their wedding day…i thumb through each picture, remember what we were talking about, what was being said behind me, who was excitedly squeezing my shoulder witnessing the same thing i was….feeling the same thing i was…at that single, timeless moment.
in this very digital age, it feels so good so give something real, something beautiful, and something you can actually hold in your hand as a document of your momentous, yet very short day (just a day…does it seem fair that a wedding is just ONE day after all of the planning and love that goes into it!).
these boxes, wrapped in fine linens or imported silk, remind me of my grandmother’s paper mache box that was tucked in the back shelf of her closet. it was filled with her most treasured mementos. wedding photographs, dress lace, a curl of my fathers black baby hair in a time stained envelope, my grandfather’s World War II medals….handkerchiefs. i would go through them with my little fingers….and she would smile as she told the story of each one.
and another goody came in today….and i keep taking back out of the box to look at it….
i just LOVE this storyboard I designed for Natacha and Chris (and their sweet pup). printed on linen based Fuji paper, backed with a sturdy core, and then finished with a protective spray, this 16 x 24 print will last for 100 years (or more!).
this was in Rachel’s parents room. i bet they pass it 100 times a day. in the bathroom next to it, one of my favorite noises. friends, bridesmaids, and bride getting ready in an organized chaos of hair spray, mascara, toe nail polish, and face powder. laughter. i found this quote to be quite fitting of a home so full of it.
Rachel’s mom made her dress…and with it hanging in the living room all I could do was stand in front of it in awe. I see plenty of pretty dresses, but somehow a handmade dress always feels more perfect. More, I feel like I should run home and learn to sew before the girls grow up so I can make theirs too. She also painted the stairwell purple to match Rachel’s wedding colors and I couldn’t help but showcase that in the shoe shot.
She wouldn’t let her walk down the isle without it being just right….
Can I just say a special thank you to the wedding party. This wedding was a very chilly day on December 10th, and in this race against the sun setting we had planned out every pose by the second. I could not have done this without an incredible group. Despite not getting above 25 degrees, with the addition of a vicious wind probably making it feel even colder, I have to say that this is one of my favorite times of year to photograph.
our 35 + emails regarding step by step, minute by minute posing, paid off…huge.
and then it was time for the fun…
Rachel quote: “Dan loves to dance…get lots of shots of him dancing.” No prob.
And so it comes to an end. The very last wedding of 2011. I have to say, this has been one crazy, beautiful, and blessed season. Being pregnant has certainly added an interesting dynamic to the whole endeavor, but I am so thankful baby William (due in mid March) and my ever growing belly were more of a welcome sight than one of “Oh my God, I can’t believe your photographer is pregnant”, thing… which I said to myself…countless times in fact…as I was driving off to photograph another wedding.
Love and Warm Wishes to all of my Beautiful Couples!!!
it’s photos like this that keep me warm…
more from Rachel and Dan’s wedding coming to the blog this weekend…