First of all, I have to say that this photo was taken by the amazing Daniel Moyer at Amanda and Mark’s wedding last August. It’s one of those photos that I love looking back on because so many things go through my head.
Amanda was the type of bride that I BEYOND loved working with. She was uber-organized, incredibly focused, and grew to become a great friend to me. She was also very worried that it was going to rain on her wedding day. Her mom and I advised her to focus on her Plan A (a lovely outdoor ceremony) and be prepared for Plan B (a just-as-lovely indoor ceremony) just in case of inclement weather. Well, Amanda’s wedding day was the day Hurricane Irene decided to blow through the Lehigh Valley. With Plan B in place, she remained cool, calm and collected and I was so proud of her. But at this moment in the picture, the sun in shining in and just filling up this room with love. It was somewhat the calm before the storm outside, but a foreshadow of how lovely the day was going to be.
There are also some clients that involve a close friend or family member (or sometimes even the fiancé if he’s lucky) in their wedding planning process. In this case, I had the opportunity to get to know Amanda’s mom through those meetings and conversations. If you look in the upper-right-hand side of this photo, you see the biggest smile on her face. I’m pretty sure she was laughing (as we all were) as we were trying to get Amanda into her dress. The buttons on the back made it a true team effort.
As far as Daniel (the photographer) goes, I can say so many good things here. He was the type of person that anyone could enjoy working with. He was energetic the entire day and maintained a super-positive attitude – definitely the type of person I like to surround myself with. It’s no surprise to me that his business is growing and becoming more successful each year. We wish him nothing but the best and you can find him on our list of recommended vendors.
Finally, I really like my hair in this picture! Ok, not so insightful, but it’s true.
How about you? Did you ever have a picture that just made you smile for so many reasons? I think that’s the true art behind a simple photo: the memories it holds.