My “slow season” is in full swing and I don’t mind it one bit. I’m happy for the break but I know that very soon I’ll be dying to get back to work. This is the time where I look back at my last wedding season and sort of reflect. I think about my work, my improvements, things I need to improve on, all the happy moments I got to capture at the weddings, etc. One thing that has stood out to me that I’ve recently been pondering is: couples on their wedding day should take a few minutes to breathe in and relish the moment…alone. Yes, even without me.
I shot a wedding last year where a couple did just that. Immediately after walking down the aisle, they sneaked away into a room for a couple minutes, just the two of them. No receiving line, no bridal party, no photographer. They wanted to be ALONE for just a moment. Only they know of the sweet words exchanged, the possible tears and kisses.
I’ve shot over a hundred weddings and this had to be the first wedding I noticed something so sweet like that. It made me think that all couples should take a few minutes, go hide somewhere from all the craziness, and just be. I guarantee that it will be one of the best moments to happen during the whole day(and I can say this from experience). Jonathan and I got to have a few moments to ourselves during our wedding. It is probably the most vivid memory I have from that day and definitely one of the happiest.
I highly recommend to all engaged couples yet to wed to take a few minutes on your wedding day to just be alone. A good time is immediately after the ceremony when your adrenaline and emotions are high. The day will go by in a flash so taking the time to really soak in all the emotions with your new spouse will for sure be a cherished memory from your wedding.
Jonathan and I got married on a cold, foggy day in Salt Lake City, Utah seven years ago on January 20th. Our wedding was small, understated, and not fussy, just how I like it. I didn’t care about flowers, the cake, or any of that stuff. I just wanted to be married to Jonathan, forever. We were very young when we got married(I was 20!). We are completely different people from when we first got married, but we have grown together.
I’m truly thankful for having Jonathan in my life. He is my rock, and knows exactly what to say to me when I’m not in the best of moods. Since we work together every day, I don’t get to say goodbye to him in the mornings like most couples have to do. Some people may think I’m crazy for saying this, but I love having him with me all day, every day. I miss him like crazy when he leaves to run errands or goes to visit his parents in St.Louis when I can’t come. I love hearing him laugh in the other room while I’m working(and anyone who has heard him laugh knows he laughs loud!).
He puts up with my crazy moods and my “do I look fat?” questions like a pro. He is a good person and is kind and loving to everyone he interacts with. He is the most non-judgy person I know and I’ve learned, from him, to not be as judgmental about others.
Sometimes we act like kids, and with every passing year I feel like we get sillier. I hope when we’re really old we can still act silly together
Happy seven years my love! I can’t imagine life without you :)
Huge thanks to Jeni and Patrick for having us tag along on your big day :) Congrats!
Love that Jeni’s brother was the “Man of Honor”. So sweet!
The bond that Jeni and her brother have is very touching.
Loved the yummy looking ice cream bar they had instead of cake. The guests raved about it!
A highlight of the night was the bridal party doing the shuffle dance from LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem.