I still remember the first email I ever received from Ryan, it was 2007 and he was so polite and formal in asking me to come take photos of his band Queen’s Maid. That was the first and last time I got polite and formal out of him, because I quickly became friends with him and his long-time girlfriend Trudy and we were front row to every show the band played. We became a force to be reckoned with, front row ladies if you will.
With every passing year, everyone grew anxious… tens of thousands of years had passed it seemed since the two of them started their school romance, where was the ring? They were already joined at the hip, their families had become one big family – and their friends knew that there was no one else for each other.
Then one Christmas, it happened. Trudy said she knew it was a ring the moment she felt the box in her stocking, Ryan asked, she said yes and the rest – it’s history long in the making.
This wedding took time. Patience. Love. It was hand-made with nurture and care by family and friends of the newlyweds. It was Friday the 13th. Things that could go wrong, did.
But Tommy and Val shrugged it all off. Love is lucky you see.
They were there to celebrate their love, their marriage, their child – and the laughter never stopped the whole day.
Get creative, step outside the norm. Get offbeat. Let’s get wild, let’s have fun – at the end of the day all that matters is the fun you’ve had with friends and family. At the end of the day it’s you and him/you and her. Be yourself. Be true to you. Be true to each other.
I had a lot of fun shooting this one. (Selena, get your tissues out)