After I finished photographing Candace + Mark in front of this rolling and expansive ocean, we walked back together to their venue. Candy, laughing + happy, thanked me repeatedly for being there and for being sooo amazing, etc, etc and I definitely blushed in the gratitude, you know – uncomfortable but like DON’T STOP. Headed back to the reception with Mark, she told me that I was the very first contract they signed after getting engaged last year. That I – hiring me as their wedding photographer – was the first decision she knew she wanted to make. While she most likely picked up on my slightly embarrassed awkwardness, I don’t think she realized that at this point I had to stay out in the courtyard for a minute afterwards alone,
full out crying blinking away some tears.
I feel like these words should be fancier, bigger, grander but Candace, Mark — thank you for choosing me to document this incredible day. I hope you know how important this is to me — and that the reason I
sobbed gracefully wept in the courtyard was that I’m the one that was so lucky to be a part of your day. I didn’t feel like a wedding vendor you picked out of a hat — I felt like a part of your family. You know, like Mark’s 4th brother or something. The love that you shared so effortlessly with me is the reason that I love photographing weddings.
From my heart to yours — the photo story of your wedding day:
The AMAZING team:
My second: Mihae Hinayon
Planner: Infinite Events
Caterer: McGrath Clambakes
Hair + Makeup: Studio B
DJ: Music Mixes RI
Laura + Ryan met up with me for some lovely wedding day portraits before they got hitched in Vegas this past winter. They love Vegas and thankfully — Vegas loves them back.