As a wedding photographer, I'm often a fly on the wall for some of the most cherished moments of a wedding day. The moment when a mom and sister help the bride into her wedding gown or the instant the bride’s father enters the room, his eyes filling with tears, seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time. After the day of joyful preparation, Steph and her Dad, Nicholas climbed into the back seat of the SUV for the short drive to the venue. Glenn and their closest family and friends were waiting for the ceremony to begin. Despite the cold February evening, warmth radiated from the back seat. The conversation was light as they tried to hold the nerves and emotion at bay but Nicholas just couldn't stop from expressing how immensely proud he was to be about to walk Steph down the aisle.
Steph and Glenn's first acts as a newly married couple was an old German custom of sawing a log. The sawing of the log represents the first obstacle the couple will face in their married life. When this act of teamwork proved more difficult than anticipated, the rush of support they received from family and friends was immediate. There were loved ones stabilizing the log, the frame, dabbing sweat from their brows, and bringing water. I almost couldn't fit in edgewise with my camera to capture the moment. Steph and Glenn, if this is any indication of the support you will receive when you do face obstacles in your married life you are one uniquely lucky couple.
There are some people that just attract light and love - Steph and Glenn, you are two such people. Your wedding was filled with such a loving group of friends and family, that the joy lit up the rooms. It was easy to capture the love!