Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Bride Wore Blue

I agreed to take photographs at a wedding on Saturday. Ordinarily I would shy far away from such an important job like this but the bride described the event as casual and not like a traditional wedding. Then I saw the place where the wedding would be held and I could not say no. Despite  my nerves which often convince my head that I am completely unqualified for the job, I did it anyway. There is something enlightening about feeling the fear and doing it anyway.

The ceremony, true to what I was told, was unconventional. The bride wore a beautiful, bold blue dress that made her blue eyes pop. The handsome groom in shirt and tie. The bride's brother played a sweet guitar melody as the family walked together down the isle. The weather, perfect. There was a serene and loveliness about the wedding that I have never experienced. It made it easy, even fun, to photograph.

The best part is the text that Brian sent me that I read right before the wedding party arrived. "You are going to be GREAT. You are a photographer!! And a damn good one. Your grandfather would be so happy and proud of you! Enjoy yourself!" (My grandfather also was a photographer and photographed many weddings with the assistance of my grandmother, before he passed away). I may never erase that text.

Love & Light,



  1. so beautiful! you ARE a photographer and how very blessed this family was to have you be the one to capture their day. you brought your own energy and love to what looks to be an amazing start to their adventure. i'm so proud of you. xoxo

  2. Fabulous! What a stunning location! See - you did it! Knew you could!