Last Saturday the temperatures plummeted and the snow fell with a vengeance.
But while it may have been negative ridiculous outside, these two beautiful brides didn’t mind. Their hearts were full and there was nothing that was going to keep them from enjoying their wedding day.
I got to spend a little time with both the brides, one on one, before they said their heart warming “I do’s”.
I am definitely someone who endorses Getting Ready Photos.
I know, I know… that sounds like something that I have to say. You are a photographer, Heather… would you ever tell us there are photo shoots you wouldn’t endorse???
I hear your skepticism from a mile away.
But think about the benefit like this… An Engagement shoot is a great time for you and your partner to sit down together, take a breather from all of that wedding planning, to laugh, have a good time and to walk away with a momento of the two of you right now before you slip the rings on your fingers.
Getting ready photos can be exactly like that. They don’t have to be the all too familiar Pinterest shot of you and a room full of bridesmaid’s helping you into your wedding dress or of your soon to be Father-in-law straightening your tie. They can be that moment before the wedding where you take a deep breath, let all of the anxiety go and just enjoy these last few moments (looking AMAZING might I add) before you tie the knot.
Some couples choose to do them separately. Some choose to do them together as a first look. It all depends on you and your personality. But I definitely recommend that moment before you giddily walk down the aisle, starring into the eyes of the one you love, tearing up, to take a moment… a breath… to capture you on your wedding day in that moment of peace.
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.”
If ever I have met a couple that loved to laugh, Jennifer and Blanca would be it.
Ever since the first time I met them, smiles were constantly on their faces. You could see it the first time you met them, not only were these two deeply in love, they were also best friends.
They knew each others secrets. They got into and out of trouble together. They knew how to make the other laugh until their sides hurt and tears were coming from their eyes. They loved. They laughed. They made us green with envy.
What is it that brings two people together?
Is it true that opposites attract? Do we look for commonality in a partner? Someone to make us laugh? Encourage us to think outside the box?
What is it that makes the heart muscle beat a little faster and whisper in your ear, “this is the one”?