Usually it takes any couple a good 15 or 20 minutes to warm up to the camera when we first shooting, no matter how comfortable they feel. These two right here? They seemed timid at first, but holy crap, from the first FRAME they were totally rocking this session! I thought we were doing awesome, but then we got to the last location (with that dress and those colors and that SUNSET, swoon!) and I was completely blown away by it all! What an amazing session!
I loveeeeeeeeeee this couple. Like I’m seriously, totally in love with these people. You might remember them from their bad ass engagement session in Deep Ellum a couple months ago. First off, I was totally intimidated when I first initiated small talk with the bride, asking what she does. Oh, no big deal, she just works at an art gallery. Then her hubby-to-be comes over and doesn’t allow her to play it off: he explains that she actually was part of publishing a book on female fine art photographers. OH OKAY. I’LL JUST SHOW MYSELF OUT.
However, as much as I was intimidated by how hip and cool and awesome and knowledgeable in art these two were, the connection we had was so awesome! I wanted to take them out for a beer afterward and just ask if I could be a guest at the wedding instead. HOWEVER, I was lucky enough, to be the one to still experience the whole event while also documenting it. 🙂 Win-win!
So, while I could go on about the cool, vintage vibe the Rose Chapel puts off, or how the wedding band was absolutely AMAZING especially up there on a stage with old school curtains, there was one memory that I wanted to share that I don’t think anyone actually saw that really warmed my heart:
I was changing some batteries in the corner when I saw the groom walk up to the bar alone and grab a water. At that same moment, the bad started playing “At Last” and the dance floor was already packed before the song started and immediately split off into couples. Before the first two words of the song could be sung, this guy here started speeding to the floor mid-swallow, threw his full cup in the trash in a frantic hurry, and rushed off in a fervor to the dance floor looking for his new wife.
And that, my friends, is marriage. That is the magic.
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