Have you ever been in the presence of pure love? Have you ever looked at a couple and known within an instant they are ‘that’ couple. You know, the couple that is going to be holding hands when they are 80 years old. The couple that will greet each day with the idea that something amazing is about to happen. The couple that want more for each other than they want for themselves. The couple everyone wants to be. Well, I am honored to say I was with that couple a few weeks ago. I was honored to be blessed enough to not only share in their incredible day, but to photograph it as well.
Amanda and Jason asked me to photograph their wedding a few months back. Not only did I instantly fall in love with the idea of capturing their day, but I was honored because I have known Amanda since we were in kindergarten together! Although we grew up together, we lost touch a bit because we attended different high schools, but I knew the second I opened her email it was as if no time had passed at all. Despite not knowing much about what our lives had been like over the last few years (except for the fantastic ‘facebook updates’ we’d read about each other) we had really no idea where our paths had been, yet it didn’t even matter. Amanda was generous in asking me to be a part of their day – how could I say no!
I was super excited to have my two friends shooting with me – The fantastically amazing Maura Moore of Irmalou Photography and the wonderful Steve Iadarola of Steve Iadarola Photography. Both Steve and Maura were just as happy as I was to see the beautiful location. Amanda and Jason were surrounded by their family and friends at Brooksby Farm in Peabody, MA. Despite the rain that came just before the ceremony, their day was filled with warm, sunshine and happiness. The things that their family and friends clearly love most about them.
The images can speak for themselves but anyone who was there can attest to the amazing amount of love that surrounded everyone that day. The joy in peoples faces, the warmth in everyones smiles, the love that wrapped around each person celebrating the marriage of these two was nothing short of an honor to experience.
Amanda and Jason – Thank you for allowing me to share in your amazing day. Thank you for giving me the honor to give you your memories forever. We will be in touch soon – I hope these photographs remind you just how incredible you are. Welcome to the rest of your life. Welcome to your happy.