More than any other wedding I have done, I went into this one wanting to tell the story of exactly how this day was. So here are a few photos to tell you exactly how this day was.
Some of the guests at the wedding:
A red parasol and the brightest blue of mid-morning June skies! Love.
Thank you, little girl, for looking right into my lens. That is what makes me love this photo.
What do you notice about these 2 photos (the one above and the one below)? See how the kids are in the first row and then the kids aren't in the first row? Yeah, the kids got kicked out of the first row. Right as the wedding was starting. Heather saw the kids up there and saw that the girls didn't yet have a place to sit, so she ordered the kids to the back. Which was totally awesome! None of this wedding-perfectness for Heather!
Joseph's dad was the officiant. I liked him immediately.
Why do I love this photo of Heather signing her marriage license? Let me tell you. It's the little detail of Heather holding her daughter's sippy cup. Bethany Garvey, my second photographer got this little detail that tells exactly how the day was and I love it. Thanks Bethany!
Girls in summer dresses.
Heather, you are the most adorable bride ever. Your giddy, giggly laughing happiness was so infectious and so fun.
Joseph, you look kind of Mad Men-ish in this. Well, maybe. I never get around to watching that show very much, but that is what your suit makes me think of.
She always had that delighted, adorable smile on her face. All day long. That's how this day was.
One of a billion takes on the American Gothic idea that every wedding photographer out there does. Including me.
What you can't see from this photo of Heather playing the piano, but I will tell you about, is how adorably happy Heather was being. Bouncing off the walls happy. So very Heather.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this one below is Heather's favorite photo. I have seen it at her house on her walls.
Fast forward about seven hours. Now it's at Heather and Joseph's home for the party they threw for all their friends and family and co-workers and neighbors.
I am always struck by how I never know what I will get going into a wedding. For some weddings I really try to pre-plan it in my head. For others, I just know that I can't know and I just wait to see what I will get. Of course, you never know what you will get, but this is what we got just as the day was ending. And I love it.
Heather is a chemist. Joseph is a theatre director.
I think of Heather as my music twin. Not that we like the same songs, although we probably do, but just that we feel the same way when our favorite songs come on. Like this. :)
Thank you Heather and Joseph for having me photograph your wedding and thank you even more for being such wonderful friends!
This is the plan for today: Right after work, board Light Rail and head to Lux for some of their sooo-good coffee and then back on LR to the Phoenix Art Museum to see Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor . The museum says it is open late and is free on Tuesdays-yay!
This is one of Connor's works that I really want to see: