"I don't think we want more than maybe 5-10 minutes of photos together. We really want to be at our cocktail hour + just to enjoy our family + friends."
When Liz told me this, it was music to my ears. I fell in love with photography when I saw the power of preserving a moment in someone's life; preserving a piece of someone for someone else. Not when I read "Marta Stewart Weddings", or by scouring trendy blogs with gorgeous bridal gowns + place settings. Of course these things have their place at a wedding to make it feel warm, welcoming, + true to the style of the couple. But that will never, ever be my focus when I come to document someone's wedding day. It is why I was rejected from being featured by countless blogs in the past; not enough "detail" shots.
What always drawing me in to capture an image is all the interactions + connections unfolding throughout the day. Things people are doing almost subconsciously that would otherwise go unnoticed and be gone forever.
So, when a couple like Liz + Adam come along + aren't shy about letting me know that they want to focus on their guest + not a long photo session, my heart sings a little happy song. We snuck away for just a few minutes to the basement of their venue at Power Plant Productions where they got to spend a few quiet moments together before cocktail hour began. Enjoy my personal favorites from that evening in December.