Is this not the most beautiful family you’ve ever seen? Well, I thought so the minute I walked through their front door. My inner monologue went something like this: “Holy cow, they’re beautiful…I wish I worked for Gap…They would be the face of the company.”
The most exciting part about shooting children is they bring the un-expected factor. You have absolutely no idea what’s about to happen or be said. Typically, it comes in the form of chaos and random comments that make me chuckle inside, but the unexpected with this family, was not only how beautiful they are but how well behaved the kids were! I dunno, I guess I haven’t had that in quite awhile, it was refreshing to see.
So Gap…When you’re hiring, look me up, and my first gig can be shooting these beautiful faces. Ok? Thanks. (:
Not to get all educational on you but I think it’d be helpful to know what Legacy really means. The word is used to describe something that is handed down by someone that’s gone before us. In my and Melissa’s case it was the legacy of a senior passing on her position of playing the Left-Mid position to a freshman on the TIU soccer team. Or for the groom, Jon, it was a pin that has for generations been passed down when they were twenty-five years old.
So my point is…I’m sitting here at a wedding where I know a good number of the people already looking around at how much Melissa and Jon have impacted this group, and thought how cool it is that they will continue to pass things along to their current and future friends and family. On September 25th, 2009 they began a new journey and it’s a sweet thought to know that from here on out they have a legacy not as individuals but as a partnership. These two have so much to offer and I have no doubt they will pass admirable things to those that follow them.
Because we’ve had several engagement parties, engagement pictures, weddings, you name its together over the past year it’s surreal to think that this wedding (a fabulous one at that) is actually over. Though I’m taking their family picture (now that so many have married in) in just a couple months, and though I’m confident I’ll see them at many more weddings to come it just isn’t the same. I love these two and don’t want it to be over.
On a fairly regular basis I’ll be in the car with a group of friends and a certain song will come on and I’ll go: “Welcome to my Saturday nights.” Meaning, there’s certain iconic songs that are played at pretty much every wedding i.e. Billy Jean, Sweet Caroline, etc. and though it’s no surprise for me it’s still good fun. Similarly, the whole circle around the bride and groom bit as the last song plays. Shocking? No…But, I will say, this one had a different vibe to it. A fresh, great, did that just happen vibe. It just wasn’t the same and I was a fan.
Stoked for these two as they are a perfect fit for one another.
See you guys at the next wedding. (:
How cute are these place cards? (:
Another highlight of the day was during her father daughter dance…She started it off with a slow, lovely little number and midway had it come to a screeching halt (to the surprise of her father) and busted out Miley Cyrus and some moves to boot. Her dad was a great sport about it and got the party off to a killer start. Great fun.
Thanks to the bride and groom for letting me be a part of it.