Monday, November 19, 2007

kristin + matt wedding at the aqua turf















There are parts of weddings that touch certain people, photographers, I guess I am talking about more than others. For me it's the parent dances. They are about pure emotion- a Mom dancing with her little boy, now all grown up and starting a family of his own. I see it from my point of view, as a Mom- I wonder how I'll be when I dance with my Jack on his wedding day. I just don't see me keeping it together at ALL. I mean, I remember when I first found out I was pregnant with him- I remember feeling him kick for the first time- I remember every second of my labor- I remember when he got really sick for the first time, when he had to go under for surgery, when he made his first joke, or sang his first song to me. Wow, I gotta stop!! I am losing it over here! Not to mention seeing my brides dance with their Dad's. Enter Dave and our little Georgie Girl dancing! OK, good night! Sorry. The whole point of my giant emotional tangent was to say that I have an emotional affinity to the parent dance and really loved the images I captured of Matt's Mom, clinging to him and Kristin and her Dad laughing.
Those two are just my sweetest couple ever. They are also my youngest couple and I have to say that despite that their love is soulful and deep and so real. It not only is present with them but with their entire families and community. Absolutely everyone at their wedding at the Aqua Turf was radiating the most positive and loving energy it was wonderful!
Not to mention the adventure we had shooting their formals- I had to shoot in the pitch black of night so I decided to do it up and bring my studio lights, got them all set up outside, exposure is down, yadda yadda and then WHAM! And I'm not talking about the George Michael kind of WHAM, I am talking about the not so bright photographer who decided to set up lights with an umbrella outside in gusty wind-ville with no sand bags! Yeah, so they got toppled over and I blew my modeling light right as it started to rain! Very exciting but that is just how I roll. Good thing I can think quick on my feet and I had the awesome and calm Heather Colt with me... she got some fantastic stuff! Check it out on her blog!
Congratulations Kristin & Matt, hope your move went smoothly! I look forward to visiting! :)

17 comments:

Jay F said...

Awesome images Carla!!! Hope to see you at the PUG

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Jay! what are you crazy?? Would I miss it?? See you then!

Jacob Bergmeier said...

wow!

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Pugilicious :) You make ME misty eyed!! See you tomorrow night. xo

Jaime said...

Great photos but I must say that I love the WHAM reference just as much. I still proudly own their music.

Jean said...

i'm cryin in my coffee woman! beautiful emotional shots. and i now have a new favorite shoe and ring shot. i LOVE them!

nikki nicole photography said...

WOW LOVE THE IMAGES WOUSIDE OF THE 2 OF THEM...BREATHE TAKING

Candace Jeffery Photography said...

Beautiful images. I really get what you are saying about the parent dances...not looking forward to them at all! Good thing I have at 15 years, I hope!

MEG said...

great ring shot carla...the open book of LOVE!!! very clever!

heatherO said...

The ring shot made me gasp out loud. LOVE IT! And as the mom of boys, I very rarely make it thru that mother/som dance without my eyeballs leaking...I feel you, girl!

heatherO said...

That ring shot made me gasp out loud...LOVE IT! And as the mom of boys, I rarely make it thru that dance with a dry eye. I feel you...

STEVE DePINO said...

Great idea with the rings!! Also like the detail of the guys hands

face first films said...

very emotional wonderful stuff carla. and your posts always relate so well. I'm curious which shoe shot is jeans favorite. I like the wider shot of the shoes under the table. and speaking of PUG that was a really cute Pug they had in the wedding. wake me up before you go-go

Carla Ten Eyck said...

how can a PUGGER not post a picture of a PUG in a dress? Right? She was so adorable, that Maya. Made me want a dog! Someone new to dress up! I bet Jean liked the all white shoe shot.

Cuz I'm not planning on goin' solo.

Robin Dini Photography said...

holy wow factor on that ring shot Carla! Breath taking images all around. Wohoo!

Patti said...

DearCarla,You captured the emotion of that dance perfectly,all the pics are great,they are a great couple,Patti

Patti said...

P.S. I forgot to say I was Matt's Mom and I am telling all my friends about this site!,Patti