I was recently asked the question “why weddings?”. I quickly answered with something clever like “what’s more fun than weddings!” and moved on with my day. But this small, simple question continued to linger in my mind. Why do I love photographing weddings? I found myself diving deeper and deeper into my passion, searching for the real answer.
Then came Emma and John’s wedding at Lakeview Pavillion in Massachusetts. My first wedding of the season that took place on an incredibly beautiful, sunny day. Each and every stunning detail was carefully chosen and planned perfectly. But it wasn’t only the lovely floral arrangements or gorgeous decor pieces that had me in complete awe. It was the people, their people, and the strong love and unwavering support they offered throughout the day. These two have so much love surrounding them, and it was so inspiring and heartwarming to watch them celebrate together.
Furthermore, this pair truly defines the “spark” you normally only see in romantic films and hear about in fairytales. Their love is the real deal. I watched as they each lit up as soon as the other walked into the room, how they naturally reached for the each other’s hand at every opportunity, and how they continuously gave one another the sweetest look of lust and appreciation.
These real, authentic relationships are why I am passionate about photographing weddings. As I pack up my gear and head to my car at the end of a wedding, it’s not the photos I’m thinking about. It’s the people. It’s the extra long hugs, thoughtful speeches, constant hand-holding, wild dancing, high fiving, belly laughing, heart-filling kind of love like what exists in Emma and John’s world.
Congratulations Emma and John! Your day was as perfect as the love you share!