Many of the weddings we get to do are with people we know, and the odd time it is with people who we have memories with from many years ago. Michelle & Stephanie have known each other for 10+ years, and so you can imagine that photographing this couples' wedding was pretty surreal! It's been an absolute pleasure to work with these two for a few different projects - including their engagement photos last August. Finding out these two were engaged was absolutely incredible, since it was evident right away that Matt was the guy for Michelle - and vice versa!
It is incredible as a photographer to experience many special moments - including seeing varying reactions of the groom as his bride walks towards him down the aisle. When you are in the heat of the moment, trying to get the right shot, it's so important to also savour the emotion since obviously that is a huge part to making a great photo. This was not difficult for these two! In the morning, Michelle had some (understandable) nerves about this exact moment, which is something we see quite often. It was incredible though to see her body language change as soon as she saw Matt - evidence of their affection for each other. Seeing Matt's reaction too did not disappoint, his eyes lit up as soon as she appeared!
How can it be possible that our jobs are to capture these moments!? It's pretty unreal.
Matt & Michelle, you are both individually incredible, but together you are even better. Hoping that the first bit of marriage has been incredible and that you can continue having these special moments for a long time to come!