A wedding is about more than just the joining of two people. It’s the moment when a new family is made, the coming together of two families who were separate before that day. It’s the fork in the road where two paths come together and continue on as one road. It’s about love. Romantic love between the bride and the groom. Love of friends who are not joined by blood, but by their joy and support of a union. And perhaps greatest of all, the love of a family that just doubled in size.
As a photographer, I used to be deathly afraid of rain on a wedding day. A wedding is something you can’t reschedule due to weather! I would panic about finding dry locations and not having those glowy sun shots. Luckily, now I know better. I know that there’s nothing a little rain can do that a few umbrellas and an awesome couple won’t fix!
I said it yesterday, but I’ll say it again: it’s so important to print your photos and have physical books of your memories to look through! I’m so lucky that as a photographer, I have a workflow and applications that make downloading, organizing, and printing photos a breeze and designing albums quick and fun. One of my favorite things to do is to put together small albums of our travels. Weekend trips and longer vacations are sometimes the only way to get us all together at once, and I take TONS of photos to document these occasions. Our Spring Break travel album is one of my favorite albums!
We kind of really love photos around here. You might think that’s a given, since we’re photographers, but I don’t think that’s true. I know too many photographers who tend to neglect personal photos. I even used to be one of them. But over the last few years, I made taking, and even more importantly, PRINTING, personal photos a top priority.
I’m so thrilled to have Ebony and Travis’ Destin-ation wedding featured in the inaugural issue of Black Bride Magazine! Ebony and Travis are one of our favorite couples ever! They were so in love! I’ll always remember their wedding as the one where the videographer turned to me and said, “are they really always like that?” I laughed as I assured him that they really, truly, are THAT in love. They now have their first little one on the way, and I can’t wait to see their family grow!
It always amazes me how much just a little bit of video adds to the storytelling of a wedding day! Ellen and Bobby had such a beautiful wedding. Everything was perfect, and they were so happy all day long! Still photos can capture a brief moment of time, and while they are always my favorite (and my priority), I do love watching those photos come to life and getting a glimpse of the action of the day!
To finish up our Fall wedding inspiration week, I want to highlight one of my favorite weddings. Not just my favorite FALL wedding, but one of my favorite weddings ever! Deanna and Michael were married last November, outdoors on the bank of a park lake with a tall tree as a backdrop. It was simple and perfect, and Deanna made a lot of the details herself. When I found out one of her main colors was turquoise, I knew I’d be hooked! Add in the most gorgeous fall bouquet, complete with succulents, and I was in heaven.
The next wedding we want to showcase for our fall wedding inspiration week is Addie and Matt’s vintage Victorian fall wedding. This formal wedding had some of the most gorgeous florals! It’s much different than the rustic woodland wedding we highlighted yesterday. The colors are not your typical fall colors, and Addie had a more vintage style. These are some of the reasons I loved it so much!
We’re starting off our autumn wedding inspiration with Katie and Steven’s woodland rustic fall wedding! There are several reasons their wedding is one of our favorites. First of all, both Katie and Steven are the sweetest couple! Ed and I felt like we were all old friends right after meeting them. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re both redheads! They are so perfect for each other in every way. They are getting ready to welcome their first baby, and I can’t wait to see him!
I have a confession. I love fall. I feel like such a traitor admitting that out loud (or, rather, on the internet, which is worse). See, summer is my absolute favorite of all seasons, by a long shot. It’s warm. There are vacations involved. We get to swim. It’s warm. The daylight sticks around longer. Did I mention it’s warm? But autumn signals the end of summer, so I should be completely against it!