That is what Allison at every angle reminded us of. She radiated joy and glistened beauty with every smile and every bit of laughter that escaped her. I don’t know if the two of them will ever get over the “high school” phase of love, it is clearly in the air all around them. Many of us would agree that it is one of a kind, but most of us were not fortunate to have it last forever. Although they are certainly not high school sweethearts rather they actually took a break in the middle of their relationship only to be reunited again by the love that was so relevant between them. Allison and Chad were one of those couples where all you had to do was tell them what you needed and they were on it, from the lighting to the timing they nailed each aspect of the day with precision.
There is a point with almost every single one of our clients where they are no longer clients anymore, but dear friends. Through photography we are able to connect with most of them, it is only through the true documentation of their story that a photographer begins to bond. That is what we honestly feel that we do within our images. Allison and Chad are prime examples that when you live life to it’s fullest the rewards are quite bountiful. One image that will stick with me forever is the image of Allison’s aunts placing her mother’s pearls on her as a final touch that set her gown a glow, almost angelic, there was a brief moment where you could see Allison reflect on what that moment meant, having lost her Mother when just a young girl you could tell that through Allison’s happiness, giggles, and triumph that her presence was yet still all around. That is something that no one can take from her. As Srinu and I were shooting from separate angles during the father/daughter dance I just watched as she hung on so tight to her dad, there was a brief moment when she glanced over at me and smiled, as I smiled back at her you could tell that there was this relief that this day had finally come, not only did it come, it could not have been more perfect!
Quick vendor shout outs! Martin Andrews with Blue Sky Films, love him! Rick’s team over at Amaryllis never a dull flower! Carl Ray on the Make-up, flawless! Westin Arlington Gateway on top of it! Kristie with Gala Events was a pleasure and kept everything running like a fine oiled machine, even when everyone’s agenda was not her own 😉