Okay sooooooo… this is a a doozy of a post. I’ve been holding onto this wedding forever, and have even tried culling it down several times, but it just.won’t.get.smaller. As I’m prepping this to blog—which is when I start a dialog in my head of what I’m going to write—I just kept asking myself WHY I couldn’t seem to scale down the images any more? Why am I so emotionally attached to so many of photos? Why am I not trying to win any awards for properly culling down a post to tell the story in just a few images?!
And this is all I could come up with: Because I don’t want to. I loved this wedding so much, and I feel it is not only a perfectly quintessential Seattle wedding, but it’s also the kind of wedding that I strive to be a part of, whether as a guest or as a photographer… the kind of wedding where it’s okay to be both.
So much love, so much emotion, a little bit of rain & a lot of dancing. As my friend Ozzy always says to me, “So this is how you do it in Seattle!”
A huge high-five to my favorite PNW photographer Sergio Mottola, who toted me along in his back pocket for this wedding.
And lots of hugs to Emily & John, and especially to Emily’s family, who were so much fun to be with on that day. Talk about love. When I was photographing Emily’s parents together, I never once had to prompt for hugging or kissing or being close… when I commented on amazing that was, Emily’s dad said, “Well! We love each other!”
So here’s to love. And to a perfect Pacific Northwest Wedding.