Our amazing friend Kelly (owner and lead designer at Petals by the Shore) texted a few months back and asked if we were free for a wedding date right smack in the middle of our busy season. We already had a wedding booked for the day after Maggie and Tony’s wedding, and weren’t sure we wanted a double header weekend during our busiest month. But Kelly goes way back with Maggie and Tony and assured me that these were our kind of people.
She was SO RIGHT!!! I finally got to meet Maggie and Tony tonight and not only did I immediately feel comfortable enough with them to read incriminating texts from my husband out loud, I already almost cried just hearing about their wedding day… I’m going to be a puddle as I photograph it!!!!!! I loved hearing how Tony knows he’ll be overcome with emotion when he sees his bride for the first time, about the special surprises that Maggie has planned to honor the people who mean the most to her, about how much they love their family and can’t wait to spend the day with them. I KNOW their wedding is going to be spectacularly stunning because Kelly’s work is second to none, but all they talked about tonight were the people coming and how special it’s going to be to celebrate with them. I can’t WAIT for this wedding!!!
As for the shoot, because of an unusual circumstance, Maggie and Tony already had engagement photos. When they booked, I explained that we always try to get couples in front of the camera for at least 20 minutes before the wedding day, just so they can get trust us and feel super comfortable when it comes to those bride and groom photos. But I promised them just 20 minutes. Well, I double checked the times of the first and last photo right before exporting out of my editing software… we’re delivering 59 photos taken in just 18 minutes! Of course, we always love having lots and lots of time with couples, but we’ve trained ourselves to work fast in a pinch – because that’s what wedding days sometimes demand!! Now that Maggie and Tony are all warmed up and ready to model PLUS we’ve got a timeline allowing for plenty of time for bride and groom portraits on their wedding day PLUS Susie and I will both be there photographing at the same time… they’re going to slay their wedding photos!!!! Can’t wait 🙂
In the meantime, here’s just a little sample from that 18 minute session!! Congratulations Maggie and Tony and thank you so much for choosing us to photograph your wedding!!! It will be such a privilege to be there!