A beautiful journey.
The day is filled with emotions.... nervousness, excitement, romance, laughter and tears. No two are the same. The details, big & small come together in one perfectly incredible moment when two people say "I Do". The joining of two people together and a celebration of that love is such a beautiful thing.
As the photographer I am tuned in to the moments. I see her hand shake as she opens a special note to her as she is getting ready, I see the look of his face when he sees her for the first time, I hear the whispers of the guests commenting on how beautiful the flowers are and I smile with their laughter together, I might tear up a little with a heartfelt toast, and I sigh at the beauty of a special father daughter dance. I am in the moments and I love the feeling.
One of my favorite things about photography is not necessarily just throwing a few heads together and making a pretty shot. It is more than that. It is about telling a story. It is about evoking emotion. A reminder for when the details have fade away or a moment is forgotten until they look through them down the road. And a wedding Is filled with memories of family, of friends, of a time when things were different than they will become. It is a powerful reminder of the vows in which they have given to one another. And I do not take it lightly.
Photographing these memories is a true joy and I have a hard time putting in to words exactly why. Maybe it is because I love to say I was there to witness such a beautiful event, maybe it is because I know these photos will be treasured, maybe it is because I want everyone to find their happiness and maybe because I love creating beautiful art of people at their most beautiful moments. Maybe it's all of it combined.
All I know is that this is something special. This is something to be treasured for a lifetime and for the future generation to cherish. This is a celebration of love. For the world can always use a little more love in it.
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Deric + Lauryn at Willow Tree, Tipp City, Ohio
Wed on September 17, 2017
Elisabeth Ashliegh Gelhar