One of my favorite elements of shooting weddings is getting to know the personalities and stories behind the couples because no two are alike. There’s also personality and stories in the very elements a couple chooses to be a part of their wedding, especially the wedding rings. It’s been fun over the years to see the rings reflect the ring bearers and hear the stories behind the bling. Some are family heirlooms, some represent cultural backgrounds and history, some express symbols of faith while others are just downright gorgeous.
The one thing I love about this particular photo is that it seems to tell its own story–while there are cracks and signs of age, the foundation circle is still unbroken and the rings remain beautifully at the center. I wish the wearers of these rings and the many others I’ve had the honor of shooting the same in the journeys before them.
This shot was taken just seconds before the rain came down. The wedding may have been delayed 30 minutes due to the chilly fall storm, but it wasn’t enough to give the bride cold feet!
Oh brothers. Weddings so often revolve around the girls (and why wouldn’t it?) and until that magical moment of “I do’s” the boys are forgotten. Some of my favorite moments of a wedding day is getting a sneak peek at what the boys are up to while the girls do what girls do on the big day. In this particular case, the boys were holed up in a room at the country club hanging out until they were called to perform their manly groomsmen duties. To pass the time, the groom gathered up his groomsmen and we hit the driving range for a bit. This particular photo is of the groom and his brother…doing what brothers do. I think they enjoyed the fresh air.
Homage To The Dip Kiss
Every girl’s dream. The white dress, handsome groom, the passionate kiss…and of course, not being dropped. There’s just something about the dip kiss. May it live on forever.
The Anytime Wedding:
The one thing I love about elopements is that they tend to not be tied to the typical wedding season but happen all year long. For me, wedding season is all the time! Almost any day is a good day to say “I love you” to the one you want to be with, not just a Saturday in June. The couple that these rings belong to I believe got married on a Tuesday in September, just the two of them. It was beautiful.