What a day for me yesterday. Weddings have never been my favorite thing to do. Every woman on the planet has dreamed of that day, most of their life, and of course they want everything to be perfect when it finally does come for them. I understand that and I take that very seriously. So, obviously that puts a lot more stress on myself than i care to go through to often. I do take on the ones for people I love or know in some way with the occasional couple I cannot find a good reason to say no to. :-) It is a constant struggle for me and I need to get over it but it is what it is even to this day.
So as I was saying...
This one was special to me... it was my little brother's wedding to a wonderful woman I would have been hard pressed to find a better lady for him if I had tried. I was not really under a lot of pressure to be the guy for this but it became obvious pretty early into it that this was the case and I wanted them to have some photos to remember this day by. It was a small private outdoor setting in a state park in northern Minnesota near Duluth. It really is a beautiful area and full of vegetation for the shoot so I was very happy about that to start with. The ceremony was beautiful and I got a close up vantage point to see my brother and his bride in the most intimate moments of the ceremony. So, I felt very honored to see everything happening that no one else could see between them. It was a wonderful thing to see two people in love with each other, let alone one being my brother and the other my new sister, showing it in little private moments. The lighting was choppy in the overhang area they were in but I got some good shots of the event in any case.
After the ceremony was over we all went out to an overlook to get some formal shots before we headed off to the reception party. The overlook was facing the sun so we did our best with the alignment but after a few shots I directed everyone to the opposite part of the field to a treeline that would serve us better. This is where we got the best shots in my opinion and even got some playfulness out of everyone in some of them. I will use one of those shots as a blog photo for this post. :-)
So all in all a great day and I was happy to do my part for them. I will always cherish that. I wish them a life full of happiness , love & prosperity in their new life together.
I love you both,
Tony (& Kris)