Generally speaking, I get to meet with my bride and grooms in person well before their wedding, preferably at their consultation, and then again at their engagement and or blacktie session. By the time their wedding rolls around, we’re friends. But every now and then I get couples from out of town who are just needing wedding day only coverage. And 9 times out of 10, I’m tickled pink to find out how amazing and genuine they are, even when I’m a relative stranger at their wedding.
Kelsy was able to stop by my home office a few days before her wedding, so I knew before the day of that I was going to love working with her. She came over to pick out her album style (because this is SO much funner when done in person…and I love the leather combination she chose!!), bringing her identical twin sister as a decision making sounding board. While they were deciding on leather swatches, I thought I’d mix things up a bit and rather than put on lovely background music, I’d just ask my two toddlers to stand at the door and cry uncontrolably. Oh wait. That’s not what I wanted, it’s just what happened. Ya. It was a mess. I did act responsibly and schedule a babysitter, but for some reason she was MIA in this moment. Luckily, these two women brushed off the crying as nothing more than every day life. (Because in fact it is everyday life with a toddler and Megan has one of her own so she assured me it was no big deal). The best part was when Peirce approached me as I was waving goodbye to Kelsy & Megan… He grabbed my hand, turned me to make sure I was facing him, then put his hands to his side in a confused guesture and said, “Mommy, I was crying!?” because he apparently thought I hadn’t noticed… Sigh.
Anyway, the week went on and as you may have guessed, I was more than happy to slip away and spend a delightful wedding day with Kelsy & Zarek. I have zero problems with toddlers at weddings because of course they aren’t mine, and any acting up that may occur is generally super cute when photographed properly. There weren’t that many kids at this classy wedding celebration, but the few that came were dressed impecably (it doesn’t get cuter than a little man in a tux) and were kept entertained by the bubble guns that greeted the happy couple as they exited both the temple and then the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on their way out. And if the above picture doesn’t say this loud enough, let me assure you that I’m sold on the bubble exit. It was PERFECT. So perfect that the fun didn’t stop once the couple left. The bubbles continued on, and on, and on….
It was a pure delight shooting this Salt Lake Temple/Joseph Smith Memorial Building wedding. I know I’ve photographed that combo before, but I still love it. It’s classy, timeless, delicious (temple square knows how to do food right…) and the best part, so close to home! Plus their were customized bobble heads of the entire bridal party….ummm ya. Just wait…
I hope your honeymoon cruise was amazing Kelsy & Zarek, even better than the original that brought you two together. I can’t wait to design your album. It’s going to me a favorite of mine, I can already tell