Meet Juanis. This fabulous author’s smile comes with an unbelievable story.
Just the two of us moments.
These are the moments that make wedding photography worth it. My favorite moment of a wedding day is stealing the couple immediately after the ceremony and sneaking away from all things bridal party and any attendee peeping eyes to allow the newlyweds 5-10 minutes by themselves. Of course this makes me one of the most hated photographers by the attendees with cell phones and iPads, but it is in this very sensitive window that the smiles are as genuine and loving as they get. It is in these moments that things are whispered for only their ears, panic and stress have been traded for relief and joy. These are the moments that make the best wedding photos. These are the moments that make memories. I love whisking them away for a private snuggle and blending into the background and giving them a few minutes to feel like they are the only two people in the world. It is worth it. Every time.
Some like roses. Some like daisies or lilies…this girl is in love with snapdragons. No matter what color, my favorite flower in God’s entire creation is the snapdragon. Don’t get me wrong, I like all flowers in every color, shape and size, but this one has a particular place in my heart and is filled with memories from my past. Growing up, snapdragons of all colors and hues lined the walkway of my childhood home and I fondly remember my sister and I pinching the flowers to make them open up, and if you pinch them just right they “sing.” We made them sing all kinds of songs. Any kid would understand how amazing this is. Somehow as an adult I haven’t lost my love of this stunning flower and every time I see one I can’t help but giggle. This stunning flower is oddly known to symbolize grace under pressure or inner strength in trying circumstances, which may be another reason this flower makes me smile.
The key to my heart is not through roses or lilies, give me any color of snap dragon and my heart will sing a thank you.
The nerves before a wedding are palpable. The smiles are real but the nerves even more so. This beautiful bride needed one last look before saying “I do.” One last check, one last view of the dress, hair and makeup…one last look. These are the moments before he gets his first look. Cheers to those last precious looks and those beautiful moments just steps before those important words.
No matter how many kisses there have been in the past, there’s just something about that first kiss on a wedding day. This cutie elopement couple who tied the knot at Big Meadows Reservoir had been together over eight years, and yet with no prompting at all, her foot kicked up. Fellas, you know you’re doing something right when you give the girl kissie foot.