Well, that was a fun break from blogging! Now that my little family is complete, back to the blogging board I go, and what a wedding to come back to! Because this was the first wedding I took on as a nursing photographer and since this was the first photographic event after being on maternity leave, this wedding meant so much to me as did this couple who dared take a chance on me. They didn't know what would happen after I gave birth, what I was capable of. Heck, neither did I! But they chose me and I am so glad they did. Because...their wedding was all about me.
First, there was their engagement session. One of my most favorite ever because it was at my alma mater. Not really, but don't we all pretend that Princeton University is our alma mater?
Then there was her ring. One of my most favorite ever because it looks just like mine!
Then there was the church. The gorgeous St. John's Episcopal Church which was home to one of the most charismatic priests with whom I have worked.
And of course, the venue. Bridgewater Manor. Elegance cubed. Like me.
But for me (since it's all about me) it was about the people I met. It was about the bride's mother, who did nothing but make me giggle with how genuinely excited she was for her daughter's day. And the bride's father, who I may or may not have nursed a secret crush on because he was so endearing. It was the bridal party who stepped up and made my job so easy in the most wonderful and beautiful way possible. If a bridesmaid or sister saw the bride stressing, BAM! There she was, making her laugh. If a groomsmen was needed for a picture, BAM! Where do you need me? What do you need me to do?
This is my wish for them.
Thank you to the incomparable Kristy Straub of Syllipsi Photography. She was the one of the few people on a very short list I could trust to be my side for my first wedding back from maternity leave. You're about to see why. I had to break this blogpost into TWO posts because it was too much awesomeness for just one.
At least according to my webhost.
Click here to see the rest of their magical day.