I never did think I would be one to do weddings. There were at least a couple of reasons, one of which is the bride's view of what that day means. If a woman has been looking forward to a day, preparing for an event in which she may even have a hope chest filled with certain items she has saved, if there are precise images in her head of what those photographs may look like, if in her high school yearbook she was voted most likely to star in the Bridezilla series, then I couldn't imagine me accepting so much responsibility. For a photographer a wedding can hold so much expectation and a massive amount of work. Work has never scared me, but I've been known to crumble under the slightest of expectations.
I did this wedding but I doubted anyone had noticed and that was fine. Then Madalyn asked, and I didn't even hesitate in saying yes. First of all, she is no bridezilla. In fact, she's surprisingly relaxed. Secondly, I never aspired to live in poverty so if it's weddings that will help pay my way then weddings it will be. Last but not least is she trusts me with her day. It feels like an incredible honor so I study and get equipment and try my very best to wow her with at least one shot. (but hopefully many)
Sunday we spent about an hour roaming around and taking pictures. These were to be their engagement photos, and I quickly fell back into old habits but was lucky enough to find a few we liked. Seriously, with a couple this gorgeous how can you not get a good shot?
I am grateful for opportunity and Madalyn's faith.