THIS was one of those weddings that I'm still talking about a whole year later. I had never met these two before they booked with me, and little did I know how intentional + emotional their day would be (in a good way).
To me, a dream wedding to shoot isn't necessarily the one that has the most dramatic venue or the one that has most extravagant florals. It's about the people. And these two were IT.
I met Molly when we did a tour of her venue (I like to do this with my brides if it's a venue I've never shot at before). We IMMEDIATELY hit it off. I felt like I had known her for years. We were in awe of all of the same spots at the venue for photos and raved over all of our ideas for capturing their day. She was the type of bride that wanted the moments captured, not just the pose + smile photos. REAL moments.
After we checked out her venue we texted each other almost weekly about the upcoming big day + discussed all of the little details. This was truly a wedding day that I couldn't wait for.
Fast-forward to the big day. Molly and I screamed when we saw each other because HOLY COW the day is here. She introduced me to her family and talked about me as if we had been friends for 10 years, which I loved. I was 5 months pregnant + FEELING it. Molly + her entire family made sure to make me and my second shooter (shoutout to Christy - ILY) feel the most comfortable + offered us snacks and water throughout the entire day.
It honestly was the most chill + relaxed wedding I have ever shot in the last 5 years of shooting weddings. These two were just so happy to be surrounded by the people they loved and were all smiles the entire day. Because of this, I was able to capture so many genuine + intimate moments between them and friends/family. My second shooter (christy) even caught Molly and I freaking out at each other as her and Jeff came back up the isle (see below 😂)
AND THE GOLDEN HOUR BRIDALS FROM THIS DAY?! Sheesh. I truly will look at photos from this wedding for the rest of my career because I had the flexibility with their wedding timeline to be as creative as my mind would let me be + that was such an amazing feeling.
To all of those brides out there that want their day captured intentionally + candidly, tell your photographers to use their creativity to the best of their ability like Molly told me. Let them have full reign. Let go of the posed pictures + let us be your paparazzi. This is truly when a lot of us are at our best (obviously I can't speak for everyone, but most of us). You'll be so glad that you genuinely enjoyed your day and weren't so stressed about the "did I smile for that photo" + "wait were we looking at the camera" thoughts that pop into your head throughout your whole day. Let us capture it + ALSO (big point here ladies + gents) make sure to choose a photographer that you trust with these moments. Choose and invest very wisely + if you do, you won't regret it.
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