This was my last wedding of the season.
This was my last wedding of the season, and because I was eight months pregnant, it was a bitter-sweet moment for me. For selfish resasons, wedding photography allows me to have a creative outlet in life. It allows me opportunities to be with other adults, be creative, give back, work hard, and really, make new friends. I have to admit, though, this sweet baby was taking its toll on me, and I was ready to put down my camera for a while and rest.
This wedding was especially enjoyable for me, and so it was especially difficult as I walked away from their reception. This couple was SO MUCH FUN to be with. You may remember seeing some of their engagment pictures several months ago, which gave a good picture of what kind of people these two were! FUN! COMFORTABLE! RELAXED! SILLY! SO IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER! FRIENDLY! and HAPPY! This is Andy and Rachel D’Amico.
As I said, when I left this wedding, I was looking forward to a short term break from my work, but even as I got in the car to go home, it was so sad for me to think about waiting through a long winter before the next wedding would occur. Within weeks, though, a sweet couple called with a wedding date set for January! Yeah for me! I was giddy with the prospect of being able to be a part of another wedding sooner than anticipated.
Mark and Rachel live out of state, but they were so great about coming here so that we could get some pictures before it turned cold, before this sweet baby came, and in time to send out invitations. Here is a sneak peek at their super, super-fun engagment session. When you are finished here, be sure to take a look at their slideshow.
Mark and Rachel were so great to work with. They allowed me to see them as a couple. They allowed me to watch them from behind my lens -watch them talk with one another, laugh at one another, and be silly with one another. They were so willing to let me not only take their pictures – to try and capture their personality on “film,” but they allowed me to draw them out even further, so that I was able to create images with them!
Sometimes as a photographer, I see a building, a color, a texture, a car, etc., and I can envision something great coming out of it. Many people ask if I take pictures of landscape and/or of wildlife, and I always respond that as much as I would like to, it just isn’t in me.
I need a response.
I need eyes.
I need interaction.
A metal staircase is just that – a staircase, but when you add a person or two and begin to draw out THEIR beauty, this is when a moment is created. This is when the building, the colors, or even a rock come to life.
It is the person in the image that evokes an emotion inside of me which is then portrayed in the picture. Mark and Rachel were so wonderful about allowing me to put them in an old abandoned building and capture a little of their “fierce” side! Take a look.
rawr . . .
what was once just an old metal staircase is now a “runway” for Rachel – and oh how I love the look on Mark’s face! He knows – has known – that this woman – this incredibly beautiful woman is his partner. . . for LIFE!
Congratulations, Mark and Rachel! I am so excited to be part of this time in your life!
Again, to see more of their engagement pictures, click here to see a slideshow.