No holds barred… Grandma was giving her grandson and his new bride a piece of her mind on marriage. If you can go by the smiles all around the room, it was good advice.
Live long and prosper! ;0)
Over the years I have seen many new couples walk onto the dance floor for their first as a married couple… it is an expected and sometimes dreaded ritual at most weddings. The people who choose to skip it are generally just painfully shy. The majority have not had a chance to learn how to dance with their partners… that may come with time.
Drew extended his hand to Jac and she melted into him for one of the most private dances I have ever witnessed. They danced like no one was watching.
Ring shots run the gamut between corny and something memorable. I don’t do them unless requested and I prefer that my couples have something in mind that fits them. These two had a beautiful vineyard wedding planned so I asked them to bring a nice cluster of champagne grapes to the wedding. The season wasn’t right for pilfering from the venue and I think that’s kind of rude anyway. So far, there have been various fruits, shoes and flowers and bicycles involved. I have found that coffee beans are too dang slick, however… the rings just sink right through them. FYI. ;0)
Some images that I post are from quite some time ago… given the new tools and the learned skills, I like to see how different the images can be from my original working. Meg and Trevor got married in 2006 and it seems like a lifetime back in my digital world. The cameras have improved immensely and the range of the tools in PhotoShop are so much more sophisticated… it’s a treat to pull an old file and run it new again. I don’t know if this is something other photographers do or not. I used to do it with my negatives as my darkroom skills improved… even film wasn’t a static thing.
I guess it’s like a good marriage… you learn as you go, you polish the old things from time to time… you remember.
Andrea Hoyt, of August Veils, is one of my heros… her magic creations always give me pretty places to point my camera. Imagine how happy she makes her clients!
For those of you wondering about the technical aspects of this image, it was done with a Lensbaby… the original and one of my favorites, the Muse.