Right off the bat when Kristin e-mailed us about shooting her wedding, we knew we were a great fit. Meeting them in Colorado for their engagement session confirmed that, and their wedding day wrote it in stone. :) We don’t take it lightly that people are trusting us, sometimes before they’ve even met us, to document one of the biggest days of their life. After Kristin + Michael’s wedding, we were saying goodbye to everyone and I stopped to talk with Kristin’s mom. She said, “At first, I didn’t understand why Kristin would hire someone from out-of-state when there are great photographers right in our area. But now I totally get it – you were the perfect match for them and their personalities.” :)
Let’s rewind to the beginning of the day. I loved the format of Kristin + Michael’s wedding. We did their portraits in the morning, with the ceremony following at noon. The ceremony was one for the books – scroll down to the ceremony photos for a C.S. Lewis quote that was read. It confirms these two know what’s up in the love department. :) After the ceremony, a lunch and festivities took place and everything was wrapped up by 4:00 p.m. It was far from ordinary, and we love that! Even though there was snow on the ground, Kristin opted for a short dress (which I’m in love with these days).
These two love to laugh and were up for anything. They are so fun, so goofy, so passionate, not to mention very generous. My birthday just so happened to be on Kristin + Michael’s big day (which was a lovely way to spend it!). When they found out they made dinner reservations for Amos + me at a ridiculously nice restaurant that night. Totally not necessary, but completely appreciated. :) Thanks again, you two!
We’re kind of obsessed with this couple, and you’ll see why. Enjoy!
Michael looked great in red lipstick. :)
We adored this ceremony. Michael’s dad read a C.S. Lewis quote that blew me away. (Come back and read it if you don’t have time now. Worth it. Promise.)
“If the old fairy-tale ending ‘They lived happily ever after’ is taken to mean ‘They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married,’ then it says what probably never was nor ever would be true, and would be highly undesirable if it were. Who could bear to live in that excitement for even five years? What would become of your work, your appetite, your sleep, your friendships? But, of course, ceasing to be ‘in love’ need not mean ceasing to love. Love in this second sense — love as distinct from ‘being in love’ — is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriages) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not like yourself. They can retain this love even when each would easily, if they allowed themselves, be ‘in love’ with someone else. ‘Being in love’ first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. It is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it.” – C.S. Lewis
What a great way to end the day. Doing the robot. :)