At the end of last summer, I was asked if I would consider photographing a small, backyard wedding in mid-October. To say that I hesitated would be a complete understatement. The bride assured me that it would be no big deal, totally laid-back, and "easy." She told me that she probably wasn't going to wear a wedding dress, that the groom was going to wear shorts and flipflops, and that there would be no flowers and possibly no cake. All she wanted was some interesting candid shots of their guests enjoying themselves and she didn't even have an interest in doing any formal portraits. After promising to think about it, I thought, "Well, if I was ever going to get a laid-back wedding gig, this is it!" and I accepted the job.
And I'm so glad that I did. Due to substantial amounts of rain in the weeks leading up to the wedding, the venue was changed to their neighborhood clubhouse. The bride did wear a lovely dress and the groom wore a traditional Scottish kilt. Not flipflops and shorts. And there was a cake, too. It became a beautiful family affair and was such a fun celebration of two people's love for one another. Oh, and did I mentioned that there was a bagpiper there, as well?
I thank them for taking a chance on a newbie photographer and for allowing me to capture these precious moments on this, their special day.
I wish you both a lifetime of laughter and love, Mr. and Mrs. M.