Tyson’s cadre of young men took the time to work with the camera… the space dictated the mood and they ran with it. Sometimes the groomsmen get the short straw in the group photos but these guys made sure they got their share and that pleases me.
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.
Just last week, the light seemed to start slipping away a little earlier… what used to be 9:00 is now a little before 8:00… it also becomes slanted and more sharply shaped. I am aware but never unfazed by the changes.
Ashlee married Micah in the lovely side garden of the Lewis River Golf Club last weekend… a charming couple… young, excited and very much in love. We waited until right before dinner to go down by the river for some portrait time. Micah was barefoot in no time and skipping stones across the dark water with Ashlee laughing on the bank. From there we spent a little more intimate picture time in the garden where they had promised to love each other forever.
There are some fine and wonderful florists in our fair city but I am always drawn to the art of Francoise Weeks. She seems to have an infinite connection to her own wide universe and a capacity for the translation of it. If you can give her an idea or two about what you like, she can bring intricate miracles to the table. All it takes is a little time and some trust in her many talents.
These two arrangements are enhanced a bit by the dirt under the fingernails of the older and the band-aid of the younger… still, charm abounds! I love flower girls!
Let me know if I can help you find the vendors of your dreams, ok?
This warm afternoon wedding was a completely homespun affair… all of it played out in their yard and nearby neighborhood. Vibrant Table took care of the set up and catering… fabulous food and flowers, as always, but the scope was very comfortable and personal. There was no pretense here… the afternoon played into the soft late light with real people and sweet exchanges… I love these days. As a photographer, I can count on good images when everyone is relaxed and the time sort of spins by without too much of a written schedule. ;0)
This park, this ball field is right down the street from their great old house. I think they will live there a long time and they will remember the brass band playing Beatles’ tunes in their front yard as they walked out from under the tree where they said their vows.
Years will go by… someone will chance on this picture and there will be a recognition and a sweet smile.
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”