I’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons while photographing weddings. I’ve learned how to properly smash cake into your new partners face (Yes, there is technique to it, see me after class for more information). I’ve learned how to stay calm when things aren’t going according to plan. I’ve learned how to think on the fly and how to get lost in a moment of inspiration. I’ve learned the how family and friendships shape the decision of our lives path. This weekend I learned something else. If you have an old friend you’ve lost touch with, reach out and say hello. Most of the people at this wedding I have known for the better part of my life but time and circumstance cause friendships to fade. After a while those friendships dissipate for no other reason than inertia.
Almost 2 years ago I received an enthusiastic email from a familiar name, Jessica Howell. After some friendly exchanges we finalized everything and got down to business. We shot their engagement photos in a pool, traveled with them for a ceremony in Jamaica, and a banger of a reception back in Maryland. The overwhelming zest for life engulfed the room like the smell of fresh cookies on Christmas Eve at your parents house. Free of anxiety or judgement they ate, drank, danced and partied like there was no tomorrow. I’ve got a lot of favorite stories I’ve photographed, but this one is certainly at the top. Enjoy.
As always, a big thanks to Mat for second shooting!