This career is such a gift. Most wedding vendors have a few meetings with the couple, perhaps see them a bit on their wedding day, but few spend the entire day with the couple. As a photographer, the couple lets me into their life and I stand among family and friends on one of the most memorable days of their lives. I was alongside Victoria as her mom held her and cried tears of joy. I captured Chad when he had no more words to say, and could only stare at Victoria with awe and love.
This honor is even stronger for an elopement. I was able to witness Victoria and Chad’s vows as one of fifteen guests. FIFTEEN. Let’s just pause for a second and think about how many people we know–all of the Facebook friends, coworkers, neighbors, the list goes on. And yet, I am included and trusted in that tiny group of people to celebrate marriage!!
Thank you Victoria and Chad, and all of my couples, for letting me into your lives <3