I decided to scrap my title formula of "Bride's name + Groom's Name = (Adjective) Love." I realized a little too late it was cheesy as hell and I'm running out of adjectives to capture what's really going on.
Moving on to my recent City Hall escapade, I introduce to you Carrie & Ark. I've never met anyone named Ark before and he's as unique as his name. A natural comedian whose comments Carrie seemed to be all too familiar with but didn't fail to crack me up.
This particular couple at first posed as a challenge since Ark was really tall compared to Carrie. My usual command of "Arms around each other's waists" didn't seem to work so we had to adjust the poses I usually relied on.
Which turned out to be a good thing. It turned on my experimental light bulb which led me to try new angles and perspectives. I absolutely loooove the wide shots of them on one side of the building and me on the other. Super dramatic. Especially in black & white.
But enough about me.
We've gone through the usual exchange of emails and spoke once I think a week before their wedding. She was very pleasant and sounded really nice over the phone. She told me they'll be arriving (in style) in a white Hummer limo and I made a mental note to myself to make sure I got a shot of that.
I was pleased to see her in a classic wedding gown. It's been awhile since my last bride who wore one. It was simple, strapless and made with layers of sheer fabric that I thought looked especially nice when it caught sunlight.
Her shoes was a pair of stylish nude low-wedge sandals. Smart choice. Her hair was adorned with a cream flower precariously tucked behind her left ear. Her bouquet was gooorgeous. Elegant, thick, a good mix of blooms and at the center was a locket with a photo of her sister. It was beautiful.
Ark stood tall beside his bride in a classic suit and tie. As formal as he appeared to be, he was very laid back, didn't seem nervous at all. Like he was in a good ol' family trip to the city.
I loved the way he was looking at Carrie all throughout the ceremony. It was plain love, happiness, a look that knew everything's going to be ok.
To Carrie and Ark, thank you thank you thank you for warmly welcoming me into your group even for just a couple of hours. I enjoyed meeting both of you and your friends and family. It was a pleasure being a part of and documenting your special day.
The past ten years was beautiful. Here's to more amazing years ahead!
We just sent you an email. Please click the link in the email to confirm your subscription!
OKSubscriptions powered by Strikingly