Congratulations! You're getting married! I believe a love like yours deserves to be celebrated!
Now that the ring is on your finger it is your job to find just the right vendors for your wedding day. Easier said then done, right? Every single detail of your wedding day; the flowers, the dress, the rings, the venue, the music, the guest, the lighting, the food, the dancing, the pictures... all of it is a reflection of the two of you and the love you have for each other.
But I personally believe that photography is one of the most important. A photograph has the ability to trigger or even replace a memory. This is often how we piece together our own childhoods. Certain events I have no recollection of, yet I can recall the photograph. But the importance of a photograph is taken to new heights when it comes to weddings. When I married my husband (before I was ever a professional photographer), that moment completely overtook me. I can remember the intense emotional experience, yet oddly I have no visual recollection of the events. Because of instances like this, I hold photography in general but especially with weddings, in the highest esteem. The highest level of trust is placed in a photographer. I approach your wedding day as if someone has entrusted me to capture their memories for them. For this reason, I consider it an honor.
Weddings bring out something in people that you never encounter in every day life. A level of openness and vulnerability. There is purity of emotion on a wedding day that is inaccessible at any other point in one's life. Not just between the bride and groom, but between family and friends too. This purity is what I love to capture.
The emotional connection I develop with my wedding clients is incredible, it feels like I've known them my whole life. It's easy to emotionally invest in other couples when I see the love they have for each other, because I recognize it myself.
But perhaps the single most rewarding thing about photographing a wedding is when a client tells you they relive the day through the images. If my photographs re-enforce what they felt and mirror everything they experienced on that day, then I know I have done my job.