What a privilege to be asked to photograph a wedding. The couple are putting their trust in their chosen photographer to tell the story of their day, to capture the moments that matter to them and their guests. Each wedding day story is different, with it's own unique mix of personalities, emotion, style, experience, belief and values. As you start to get involved in the preparations before the day itself, you start to see glimpses of that story.
For Mally and Val, the first specific photo they mentioned when we met was to get a shot of all of their guests together. The next was to get a shot of friends who had family visiting. Even for their wedding day, they were thinking about how another family was being reunited. Amazing really, and an insight into their characters and values.
The day itself was beautiful. I don't remember ever taking so many photographs of people laughing on a single day. From the relaxed preparations as we arrived in the morning to the double rainbow as they arrived home at the end of the day, there were smiles and laughs, warmth and friendship. It was also great to watch the bride and groom stride through the Parisian RER and métro system.
I started to write this post about what we did to prepare (thanks Hels for helping!), which photographs were planned and what equipment we used. But this was Mally and Val's day, their celebration, their moments. I might talk about the photography more in a later post.
So to Mally and Val: Wishing you every joy together. Keep on making great memories.