I am sitting here listening to my IPOD…. people, traffic is flying by me while I wait at the university. I love a little Peter Gabriel in the background… my husband introduced me to him and told me about the song Solsbury Hill…he said I bet you will love the rift. It turns out he was right…it flows and gets your feet tapping and there is meaning to the words you can hear it in his voice when he says ” son grab your things I am here to take you home…I will soon be home”. I love it and as I listen I am thinking about the most amazing wedding I was a part of a few weeks ago. Mike and Melissa are a special and beautiful couple who are proudly in love and have the loving support of parents to help them on the next journey in life….like Peter Gabriel sings…”come son I am here to take you home”. Their family showed them the way…a path in the way of love. Melissa and Mike looked stunning on this day, from the nervous anticipation before the ceremony, to the slow and careful walk with her father down the aisle; I was able to witness a new beginning and I thank them for taking me on this journey and introducing me to a part of their life that will stay with me.
I think I should hire Melissa and Mike as location scouts for me because they did what I love; they made the shoot their own, in that they found numerous personal locations and had so many great ideas going through the shoot. I want to shout out to the wedding party who were nothing short of amazing from heartfelt speeches and sharing a sandwich with me; I truly appreciated the kindness shown towards me.
From wheatfields to train tracks to urban spaces…we captured moments in each location that tells the story of this very special day. I watched through my camera the first dance at the Petroleum Club where Mike took beautiful Melissa in his arms and moved her across the dance floor with a sophisticated elegance. I watched them through the lens during the next dance as they shared the floor with their parents and the image of the generations moving and dancing and passing on the knowledge and wisdom of relationships is what inspires me. And a special thanks for the super cute camera strap Melissa and Mike, I love it…you two are amazing…thank you for the privilege of being your photographer. In love, Jaleen
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