Often as I sit at my computer and attempt to compose an eloquent blog post I find myself at a loss for words. The proper vernacular seems adrift in the winds of emotion that sweep over me as I relive each beautiful, perfect story. Bethany + Christopher’s wedding day is no different, and yet it completely is. How do I put into syllables what it meant to stand alongside them as they ventured into their forever, and into my hearts as new (and dear) friends? I’m worried that I’ll falter, that I’ll fail to paint a written narrative as profound as this day was; so I shall refrain from making a feeble attempt.
What I can say for sure is this: Bethany and Christopher do everything loudly. They love with their entire hearts and their kindness is unparalleled. Their families are warm and humble and fierce and steeped in their own traditions yet open to anything new under the sun. They love soccer and good scotch and a great goddamn party. And, though I knew it the second I met them, as they handed me a glass of aged scotch and lifted me on their shoulders on the dance floor I had no doubt that these two humans would become a part of my tribe.
I don’t shoot weddings for the money and I don’t tell stories simply for fun. Though being a wedding photographer provides both (often in abundance, especially on days like this one). I do this – I am this – because the people in the images I make matter, their stories matter, and because every single one of us deserves imagery that captures exactly who we are.
Here is the story of Bethany + Christopher: