you would think that two people getting married would love each other. duh. that's kind of the point. still, i found myself surprised at the tenderness with which carrie and kevin looked at each other. at the way they laughed together loud and hard. at how they seemed the perfect compliment for one another's personalities and that during their first dance, for just a few minutes, it seemed, i kid you not, like all the right forces in the universe had aligned. photographing their wedding was a huge honor. i'm so lucky that i got to tell a story as beautiful as theirs with my camera.
most of the events of the day took place at the historic bishop's house in boise. i was in love with its soft, antique-ish, pastel palette
the ladies got ready in one of the charming little room's in the bishops house, and i'll confess right now: girls getting pretty and enjoying one another's company is one of my favorite things to photograph. there's a magic in the anticipation.
thank you again carrie and kevin. as my four year old myra would say, you make my heart happy.
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i'm telling you, this field of yellow flowers was the stuff dreams are made of. and so when i went back with another wonderful client the day following this shoot, only to find the each and every yellow flower plowed and churned into dirt by a ginormous tractor, i was angry, sure, but i also thought "you were too good for this world yellow field." hahahhahahaha.
and i know. you're not just, "whoa, get a load of that field." you're also kinda thinking, "whoa get a load of adorable sebastian," and of course, "get a load of sebastian's drop dead gorgeous mama." how could you not? =) they are even nicer on the inside than they look on the outside. i feel so blessed to have such wonderful clients.
i had a good feeling about this shoot. from the minute i talked to kollin and stephanie on the phone i could sense we were all on the same wavelength. especially when they said they had a secluded "wildlife," location tucked away in the middle of stephanie's neighborhood. double especially when they said they had a golf cart to take me there. good thing they saved the harmonica as a surprise, if they had told me about it before hand, i might have paid THEM to let me photograph their love. one other thing you should know - kollin MIGHT be the kind of guy that goes in monthly to get his haircut by a girl he has a crush on for an entire YEAR before they ever get together. and all that time steph thought he was just diligent about hair maintenance.
by the time a couple leaves my clingy grasp, i'm completely attached to them. in the case of these two, well, we went through a lot together. namely getting my van stuck in the middle of a salt flat and having to call a two truck to rescue us before this groomal shoot even began. most embarrassing photographer moment ever! but you know, michelle and brian took it in stride. brian cracked jokes, michelle successfully held back the tears, gulp. hahahahahahaha, oh man, i'm so sorry guys, but i have to laugh thinking about it.
still, that wasn't the most tragic thing about our time together. the most tragic thing was that after photographing Michelle and brian's engagements (why didn't those ever get blogged, oh for the same reason the half dozen other sessions still waiting for blog time didn't- my life is crazy), and their groomal session, i missed their wedding day. its not what you think! it was no fault of my own! i sadly happened to already be booked for their date by the time they contacted me. i was so flattered that they wanted to go ahead and do pictures together anyway. racing the sun after our unwelcome tow truck interruption, this is what we got.