Josh lived with us for a semester and because Josh and Caitlin were in a long distance relationship, we sometimes hosted Caitlin at our house when she was in town.
Their wedding day was a million wonderful moments, one after the other. I choked up several times and laughed out loud more. When two of the most intentional, fun, and kind people get together to get married, you can’t help but have all the feels.
What I’ve always loved about Josh and Caitlin is how their leaning into celebrating their inter-racial marriage. They’re both coming from two different cultures and haven’t ignored that. They’ve embraced it. The up’s and the down’s of it. I love that.
When we first talked about their wedding day, Josh told me I was allowed to take charge of things and do what I needed to get good pictures—- except try to take Caitlin off the dance floor. He told me once the dancing starts— she can’t stop won’t stop. I thought I already knew this about Caitlin. But it’s true. true. true. Caitlin and Josh both are about a good dance party. And they certainly hosted a crazy fun reception.
Bri and Tim's wedding is all about the glances and the looks.
Bri smiling at herself in the mirror after she's put on her wedding dress. Bri's dad tearing up as he sees her for the first time. The way Tim (we call him Smiley Tim) smiles at Bri when she's walking down the aisle and the way he smiles at her when she's dancing with her dad (That picture will potentially make you cry on the spot so I'm warning you now!).
This shoot was really fun and experimental, and, while I probably won't pursue a full time career of studio portrait photography, I really loved getting to pay more attention to lighting and shadows than to location and movement.
It seems like this year the media and Hollywood are all about ladies celebrating ladies. Ladies fighting for ladies. Ladies grieving and mourning with mistreated ladies. Ladies laughing with ladies (that's on Mondays, while watching the Bachelor).