So, two weeks ago I took photos for my brother’s wedding. I have spent every waking hour that I’m not at work editing photos and getting them ready for Tim and Anna. I was a little over the top obsessed with them. But, see, I’m a little over the top obsessed with every picture I take, I’ve just never taken over 1400 of them at one event! So, I know the wedding wasn’t about me, and that it was about the bride and groom, and yada yada yada…but the truth is, I was SCARED TO DEATH to look at my pictures, to edit them, and to share them with anyone, because frankly, although I know I hide it well in person, I’m extremely insecure about my photography at this point. So, although I was moved to tears many times through the day watching Tim and Anna, I was still a teensy bit self-absorbed, worrying that I wasn’t doing it good enough. And truly, the few hundred pictures I deleted will testify to that fact. But there were a couple hundred others that were decent, and then a small handful that I actually love and feel so proud of and happy that it was me that Tim and Anna asked to do this. So, see? It’s about them, but somehow I made this whole paragraph about me. I know, it’s a gift. And proof that I have made it through the last two weeks pouring over these pictures and stressing over them, and have come out with my sense of humor still in tact.
The day of the wedding, right after the ceremony, I hugged Rick and holding back tears, I whispered, “I am never doing another wedding, ever again.” On the way home from Pullman I was making a list of what I’ll need for the next wedding and what I’ll do different. (don’t worry, Tim and Anna, that wasn’t about you guys at all, you were wonderful, I was just so hard on myself)
All of that to say, here are my favorites from the day:
I love this picture, not because it’s a great photograph, it’s one of the worst, but I love the look on Tim’s face. I can still see the little boy that I remember, so happy and excited he can hardly contain himself.
I love this one. It says to me, “we’re in this together, just you and I, but all of our people are close by when we need them”.