Lori had personalized gifts for her bridesmaids. Candids are very important to her, so I offered that if she had anything to give her people, that she do so when I’m there. This creates an opportunity for the girls to be comfortable. There’s not a random stranger there taking pictures, they are being present with their best friend whose giving them something special. Even if these aren’t the favorite images of the day, it’s the perfect warm up when being around the photographer, making them relax and realize nothing is different with me there.
The shape of the chairs at the ceremony. Their wedding was at the beach at ZLAC Rowing Club! I’d never had a client make a circle shape with the chairs before! There was room for the bridal party to walk right down the middle! It was more family style. More inclusive and more intimate. It was peaceful and natural. They didn’t get married in the middle, so no one was seeing their backs….it just worked. And my did the officiant, Kristin of Intimate Ceremonies, just fit for them. Her calmness, her peaceful manner and powerful message was just the ticket to make me tear up.
Music is in their blood. They had one of the most incredible bands live at their cocktail hour and reception. The danced to the Sax on the patio of ZLAC and just laughed. They were filled with joy and amazement at fellow talent. I’m so thankful this was something they invested in as it made moments and memories full of happy.