Monday, November 19, 2007
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! :)