Foster Wedding 4.29.2016
Little Island (Sandbridge Beach) Virginia Beach, Virginia
I like a big wedding with all the details, the crowd, the party....but what I LOVE is an intimate wedding where the couple is surrounded by the closest of friends and family...and that's exactly what the Foster wedding was. I pretty much used my 85mm lens the entire wedding because when you go small and intimate on the beach, it allows for optimal movement, close ups, and some crazy angles you wouldn't get in a church or large wedding venue with 'rules.' I instantly fell in love with her girls dresses, specially made in a Canadian Etsy shop. From her beautiful spring bouquet with white hydrangeas and pale pink roses, to two tiny little feet buried in a baby tutu...I just can't stop staring at these photos. After the vows, they headed over to Baja where some delicious food and drinks were waiting and we got some great shots of the family and couple in front of Back Bay and underneath the glow of the patio lights. I think my favorite part of this wedding was the story...of rekindled young love after years of being apart. Like a real life version of "The Notebook." Mindy and Colin had dated in middle school-high school, been apart for some time, and then recently gotten back together. They say those rekindled loves are stronger because you go into the second round of the relationship already having strong feelings for the person and you know what it's like to lose them. In this case their young love was real love... and I truly believe things always work out the way they are supposed to. I am honored Mindy and Colin chose me to photograph their big day, and I wish them all the love and happiness in the years to come!
Had to end on a Notebook quote, duh.
“So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.” Sparks