Summertime is wedding season! We’ve had so many walk-ins and phone calls from brides and mother’s of the bride during the past few months, it seems like everyone is in love and getting married.
There are love stories to unfold… and then be told… and retold.
The photographer’s story is not so much a love story as… well… a story of anxiety, excitement, fatigue, joy, nostalgia, hope, and stress. As a photographer, a wedding brings with it a mixture of emotions for sure. We’re genuinely thrilled for the happy couple, but we simultaneously realize the gravity of the situation. When photographing a wedding, emotions and stress levels are already red-lining. Add to that the daunting task of getting the shot right the first time…. because the first time is often the only chance you will have. The day of the wedding, we put our game faces on, and pray that a thousand different people running around doing a thousand different things miraculously comes together at just the right moment in just the right way… and we are there to capture it all.
But enough about the photographer. It’s the bride and groom’s love story that is the one worth telling.
A few weeks ago, Greg Patterson and his wife Cindy photographed my baby brother’s wedding. The day included the usual happy tears, nervous hand wringing, goofy characters, loving reunions, and friendly fair wells. The bride was beautiful and my brother was beaming with joy. Rings and vows were exchanged without incident. It was a beautiful day. And then, somehow, the day that took months to plan was over in the blink of an eye.
“I thought you were going to tell me a love story,” you say. Well, this love story will be told the same way we tell all our other love stories… Photographs delicately arranged in a stunning “Storybook Album” that tells of nervous anticipation, hopeful expectations, overflowing hearts, divine union, thoughtful commitment and the details that connect one moment with the next. The compilation of my brother’s wedding love story is not yet complete, but is well on its way. I’ve included a glimpse of some of his story’s pages.
To take a look at some of the other love stories we have had the honor of telling, visit http://gregpatterson.com/weddings.html.