Going into any wedding, you have your own idea of how you think it will go. You see the day mapped out in your head and from that you anticipate what will happen – how the day will unfold, what parts you think will be unique, important, fun or even tricky to shoot. Sometimes you go into a wedding thinking it may be difficult logistically, or maybe you’re worried because there are a lot of variables you can’t pin down. Other times you go into it be-yond stoked because everything looks perfect on paper and you love your couple and its going to be the best day ever.
But you can never know for sure. We are constantly surprised.
Sometimes when you think its going be really tricky it ends up being the smoothest day and the couple says a thousand awesome things and the light is good and your table has a bread basket (that is actually how I judge the quality of any wedding).
Other times when you think its going to be a flawless day, nothing goes quite right. You have to make concessions on just about everything and guests constantly ask you to take their picture during cocktail hour (“it's a VIDEO camera” you say, but they don’t hear you. They pose anyway and sometimes you just give up and pretend you took a photo).
And sometimes you’re right. Sometimes – very rarely – the day turns out exactly the way you thought it would. This was one of those times. Jacquie and Dave’s wedding had all the makings of being incredible – and it delivered.
The location was stunning. The couple was perfect. The plan of using the cards and groomsman speech to help tell the story worked out as we’d hoped. No one asked me to take their photo at cocktail hour. And I got my bread.