"Light breaks on secret lots, On tips of thought where thoughts smell in the rain; When logics dies, The secret of the soil grows through the eye, And blood jumps in the sun; Above the waste allotments the dawn halts." ~Dylan Thomas
I tend to fall in love with these little still life vignette on a wedding day. Tiny microcosms of found details that are always so personalized for each couple, and I truly believe many memories will be stirred by images such as this when viewed in 10 years...."oh yeah...Crab Rangoon's!!"
I loved the color transition between the reception/dance floor area, and the behind the scenes space in which I found Nicole being bustled. Not only by her bridesmaid, and not only by her husband...but also while taking a long peek at her new wedding ring.
I love it when couples relax, cut loose and be themselves at a wedding. It is surprisingly hard to do, as you are overwhelmed by the achievement of pulling off hosting such an epic event, and being pulled in a million directions by loved ones.
A simple, quiet, found detail of the wedding dress awaiting to be put on.
It only takes 1.4 seconds to capture a straight faced, smile, look at the camera formal photograph. I find that often the more memorable image happens immediately before or after the structured image, in which the bridal party is allowed to just be themselves. It is hilarious and personalized when people at a wedding are left to their own devices and given freedom.
This is the first year I have attempted to create a "best of" selection of images. It's hard. My first pass after looking through all of my weddings was over 800 images...and here we arrive at 80. I hope you enjoy a brief overview of some of my favorites shot throughout 2017.
I mean...it is not for everyone. But, since I grew up in Alaska I am more than game to play in the snow.
It is apparently harder than it sounds to have both sets of parents read the same passage at exactly the same time...