There really isn’t enough space to write everything or share everything here. You get to see a peek of what an incredible wedding in Maine looks like, but you don’t get to see the rest.
Taking the ferry to a small island for the weekend.
Sharing the day with a beautiful couple and their families.
The way the fog rolled in and out off the water, in perfect harmony with the schedule.
All the little moments, far too many to list or show here.
I didn’t want to write alot because I thought it would be silly. After I photographed this wedding I stayed up half the night, happy about love, and family, and feeling lucky about what my couples ask me to do. That says it all.
Thanks to my friend Jessica Lorren for coming along to shoot this wedding with me.
Katie and Tyler’s wedding is also featured on Oncewed, a beautiful wedding inspiration blog and you can see more details here.
It’s been a while since I have regularly blogged the weddings and stories that I have been a part of lately. Partially that’s because of the time of year, when I have finished an exhausting fall schedule and have a chance to catch my breath. I relax and finish the work for my clients and look to all the new things happening this year.
But I have so many stories left to tell and to share, and to try and explain with a few of my favorite photographs and a few sentences to sum up a couple and their wedding day. Usually they can do it much better than I can.
“We’re getting married on a bluff overlooking the water in the neighborhood where I grew up. It overlooks the spot where Collin proposed…”
And that was our introduction. Our introduction to spending one of my favorite wedding days ever together. To spending a perfect day on the water in Annapolis, with a beautiful couple and their friends and family.
Caryn and Collin’s wedding is also featured on Style Me Pretty and you can see all the details there
So, I get these emails.
Or in this case, a small town in Michigan.
They share details with me that I don’t deserve to know yet. They tell me about each other, about their families and how they found me. How they fell in love with each other, and often times how they fell in love with my work. And they ask me what it would take for me to travel all the way to wherever it is I need to go to take photographs of their wedding day.
And I shake my head a little.
Come to our backyard they say. Spend the weekend with our friends and family. Come to our family’s cabin on the lake where we spent our childhood summers.
Get to know us. Be our guest.
And all I can do is say thank you. And go home and pinch myself. I am not going to try and figure out why or how people like Heather and Mike make room for me amongst their friends and families and all their wedding plans. I just know that I am grateful and privileged to be a small part of their day.
Heather is a very talented wedding photographer in Michigan and you can see her work here.
Heather and Mike’s wedding is featured on Green Wedding Shoes, one of my favorite wedding inspiration blogs and you can find more details here.
All images by WASHINGTON DC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Gabe Aceves