When you are photographing a wedding, you are really photographing relationships and personalities. Our clients don't know it, but we take little 'nuggets' from each wedding - whether it's a funny comment or touching moment - that we remember. It sticks with us and for me, it tells me who my couples are and where they come from (not necessarily geographically, but emotionally...mentally). I was actually a social psych major in college, and while it may seem that has absolutely nothing to do with wedding photography whatsoever, I think that my total fascination with observing people and being easily emotionally caught up in their relationships and interactions with each other has everything to do with wedding photography. It is sometimes a struggle for me to keep from getting teary eyed (which of course leads to blurry vision, so I have to seriously stop myself from it!) at a wedding, and there were several moments on Kelly & Joshua's wedding day that had me totally roped into their bond with each other and their families. It is probably why I leave every wedding wanting to hang out with my clients as if we're old pals. Because by the time I have watched them laugh and cry and dance and love, I am - in my own way - emotionally invested in them. We were introduced to Kelly & Joshua by Joshua's aunt, Allison, who also happens to be the mother of our recent bride Katie, whose wedding we photographed in June. We jived with them right off the bat...like all of our couples, they were laidback and down to earth (yes, we are super lucky). They were married this past Saturday in a ceremony at Ann St. Methodist Church with a reception that followed at The Boathouse at Front Street Village, Beaufort, NC. And if you ever wonder why I'm so gushy about my amazing clients, it's because they do things like sing ME happy birthday at THEIR wedding reception. Seriously one of the most unique birthday experiences ever. :) Check out their photos!
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One of my favorite moments during the reception was the sing-along... "Well I was drunk the day my mom got outta prison..." And if you think that's the first time I've heard that song at a wedding, you probably haven't been to very many weddings in North Carolina! ;)
Love is *sweet*
The son of Kelly's maid of honor serenaded the couple for a dance at the reception :)
Congratulations Kelly & Joshua! Thank you for letting us spend the day with you!