This top photo is Ashley’s favorite from her wedding and here’s why:
“It represents our whole community coming together for us and when I first saw it after the wedding it took my breath away. It was a moment that fully captured the feeling of being in that space with everyone together.”
Her groom agrees with his love of this photo but also adds another:
“Seeing our first dance with the bestest onlookers, I can hear Nana’s band playing when I see this. I also really love the photo of us jumping, it’s so fun and triumphant!”
The first photo on my website is of Ashley and PJ so I thought I should share why I love it so much. My favorite “posed” photos are always a co-creation between the couple and myself.
Something unique about Ashley & PJ’s wedding was that although they had their favorite people around them they did not have a formal bridal party. They invited their posse to be in their own clothes and I wanted to capture that; everyone doing their own thing but part of this dynamic ground centered around the couple. I knew Ashley, PJ, and their friends would be up for anything (not all groups of adults will be willing to run around in circles in the grass!) so I offered up the idea.
It turned out to be a blast and everyone said it felt like playing Red Rover. When I see this photo I see not only the mix of stillness vs motion, and everyone’s individuality moving together, but I also remember the breathless smiles and laughter after everyone ran in circles and into each other. Such openness and joy!