Well hello there.
I have spent the better part of the last three days looking at and working on the pictures from this wedding and being completely transported back to that day when I had the opportunity to spend it with Amanda and Brian and all of their almost unreal happiness. Amanda is rare. She just is. She is a special kind of soul who has the ability to make a person feel special and respected and warm just by being in the same room as her. From the very first time I talked with this girl, I felt like I had known her for years and like we had been friends forever. She can do that in an instant, just by being who she is and I think that is such an amazing quality in a person. Every correspondence we’ve had and every single time we have been together Amanda has made me feel happy and loved. Her happiness just rubs off and she is so a person that chooses happy. I love people like that. Even though I am a person who too often chooses complaining. Not an attractive quality…
Amanda and Brian are just perfect, so obviously in love and such great people. I am pretty sure that Brian would rather take on open fire by some bad guys he was trying to apprehend being the police officer that he is than get in front of my camera and get his picture taken, but on his wedding day I am pretty sure that he was too busy being so damn happy that he forgot to scowl at me. Kidding. Brian was actually an awesome sport that whole day. Even the fact that we were shooting when it was pretty cold out didn’t even phase either of them. We just had a ball, walking all over one of my favorite places to shoot and then proceeded onto to a beautiful (read: quick) ceremony at my favorite chapel and to their fun party at the International in Bolton.
I’ll tell you, I find plenty to complain about when it comes to my job. Endless hours of editing, constant non-stop work that doesn’t go away because I do it in my home, so many afternoons spent out shooting and missing my kids practices and games, weekends all but gone, household and mothering duties guiltily put on the back burner for 5 months out of the year. I do this because I love it. And I do it because there are times when I know what I do means a lot to the people I do it for. Amanda, bless her heart and the sangria she was drinking on her honeymoon, took time out of her vacation away from it all and all things wedding, to let me know that I mean something to her and that she was grateful for the relationship that we have been lucky enough to form. THIS is why I do it. Because the people I get to meet find a way into my heart and make me a better person. Love.
I just love these pictures. I love how you can see just how happy Amanda and Brian are to be getting married to each other.
Had my by Jeff Kobel with me that day to help keep us all laughing and get some great stuff.
Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. You are amazing people and I am so lucky to have been a part of this day. Love you!