“I am sitting in the Westin Hotel right now thinking about the day that is about to begin and the numerous feelings that emerge on wedding days. I am sipping on a latte waiting for Evylin to arrive from the salon. I wonder how she is feeling right now? I wonder what David will think when he sees his beautiful bride later in the day? “
Now as I write this after the initial entry the word “traditional” keeps coming to me. Tradition is beautiful and I was a part of a ceremony that captured the values and traditions of friends, family and love. And for that I am thankful because it allows me to reflect on the importance of these things in life. I arrived at the church and was greeted by David, he then proceeded to ask how much longer until he could see his bride-to-be. At their request we had previously arranged a “first-look” where they would have a chance to see eachother privately before the ceremony would begin. David waited under a tree outside the church and Evylin slowly made her way down a path towards him….gently she tapped his shoulder and I captured “the moment” for them to share long after the days events. I loved that moment …seeing the look they gave each other, hearing the gentle whispers and the warm embrace. It is beauty.
After the ceremony we spent the afternoon taking pictures of the many moments shared between family and friends. The wedding party was amazing to work with and had great energy that made it’s way throughout the shoot. The friendships collectively shared were evident in the singing, dancing and numerous laughs throughout the day. Many great stories were shared and I appreciated the memories that were captured through the lens.
Later in the day… we arrived at the reception hall and had yet another traditional moment in the excellent food that was served at the wedding. I ate way too much but it was soooo good! Before I left for the evening I asked David and Evylin to come outside so I could take some more pictures to finish the evening under the beautiful golden light in the sky. I watched them hold hands walking down the street in silence and took pictures to honor the importance of silent spaces…traditions to live by and a special bond between two people moving into the future. Thank you for being you David and Evylin. In love, Jaleen
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