Right before we left for France I (and of course ... my partner in crime as well) had the privilege to photograph one of the sweetest weddings I have ever seen. The air was sweet and a warm Summer breeze brought an overall ease to the day. Lauren and Adam decided to have their wedding on their property in the foothills, outside of Sacramento. I had been looking forward to photographing the both of them all Summer as their personalities are charming, they are two compassionate individuals, and a couple that is completely loved and adored by all of their friends. The wedding came together in such a special way as friends brewed home brew, made specialty cocktails, helped with decorations, and pitched in with much more. Honestly, their wedding was a dream and there were several moments I had wished I was attending the wedding and not towing around my camera ... but that didn't last long as if I had to pick ... I love being behind my lens.
When I think about photographing weddings there are so many things that a photographer needs to be attentive to. Unlike styled shoots where all aspects of the photo are calm, planned for, and created, wedding days are unpredictable, high stress, and nothing ever goes to plan. All of the reasons that I love photographing weddings. When I say unpredictable ... I mean that you never know when the groom will steal a moment away with his bride sneaking a kiss, a speech from a friend that moves everyone and gives family and friends goosebumps (myself included), or the wedding timeline gets thrown out the window and things run a little longer than expected (meaning real life moments are happening) ... as a photographer it is my job to embrace these moments and capture them.
From mason jars filled with specialty cocktails, to little favors of local honey, flower arrangements created by friends, a family tree of old family photos, and personal touches like photos of Lauren and Adam's adventures, everything about their wedding was special, real, and thoughtful.
I am so happy I can share some of my latest work with everyone and cheers to Lauren and Adam ... thank you for inspiring me on your special day!
Have a great weekend everyone, Bisous.