NEWSFLASH: Today’s post is focused on portraits of the lovely Tim and Megan as well as some fun details. After spending 2.5 hours of photography time with them I came up with quite a few shots I’d love to share. Please indulge me and don’t skip to the pics before reading the 3 wee earth shatteringly interesting paragraphs that follow. Diving right in…
Wow and wow. Did I write wow yet? Waves of goosebumps rolled across my bones repeatedly as I looked at Megan once she donned her wedding dress. Megan is one of the most beautiful brides I’ve ever seen much less photographed. Even though I’m referring to her looks she’s ridiculously wonderful on the inside. I’m singling her out (vs. giving her fabulous husband Tim similar praise) because we’ve all heard the term Bridezilla and she was the antithesis of that. Allow me to provide some examples which may inspire you to perhaps be a calmer person in your everyday life and focus on what really matters.
I share with most engaged couples that no matter what happens during the planning process or on their wedding day that some things typically don’t go as planned and in the end the only thing that really matters is their union. Translation – don’t stress too much. I’m not sure I even discussed that with Megan and as it turns out she didn’t need to hear it from me because she was cool as a cucumber throughout several mishaps that came her way. “Mishaps” is putting it lightly when referring to getting black industrial grease over a significant portion of her very delicate wedding gown just an hour before the ceremony. Or what about her wedding bands not making it to the ceremony? Back up – what about a rat that happened to hang out in the driveway of her home as friends and family were loading up wedding stuff into their cars? Lest I leave out a little rain that came down just as the ceremony was about to begin. And what about a lame hired driver who took off in a gigantic yellow school bus without actually shuttling anyone home at the end of the party? Anyone else could have (and probably would have) exhibited all kinds of less-than-sane emotions but all you saw from Megan was laughter, perhaps slight disappointment and a smiling face that did a hell of a job masking god only knows what feelings may have been boiling up inside of her. It’s the mishaps that make the memories people!
To wrap this up I’d like to share it just so happens that I have a personal relationship with Megan and Tim and was excited and flattered (they’re very creative people, art lovers, etc.) when they asked me to photograph their wedding. I knew it would be a feast for my lens and it was a special honor to see them get married in a very intimate ceremony at the beautiful and romantic Corson building. After witnessing how they conducted themselves that day the level of respect I have for them has grown immensely and I’m really proud to be their friend. Congrats to Tim and Megan. Hip hip, chin chin and cheers to a long, healthy, loving and most importantly giggly life together.