Danielle + Matthew

Every wedding I do is special in its own way. There are unique aspects to every single wedding, which is probably why I love photographing weddings as much as I do. That being said, weddings are never perfect. I don’t mean perfect as in something goes wrong, but perfect as in there is always a challenge of some sort. Some weddings you just don’t get great light, so you have to work it out and find the best spots to get the best lighting possible, or you have to use lighting tricks to battle the less than perfect conditions. You might have a lot of wind, causing hair to be in people’s faces. It’s nearly impossible to get a perfect group shot when the wind is blowing hard, because there will pretty much always be at least one person with hair in their face. Other times the weather just is too darn hot, where the poor bride and groom are uncomfortable. There might even be a challenge where there just isn’t much time allotted to get as many pictures as we would like to get. This isn’t a complaint, just a fact of life for what we do. We battle through it, and make the most of the conditions we are given. It’s what we expect going into every wedding.

All that being said, Danielle and Matthew’s wedding was as close to perfect as possible. We had absolutely beautiful light for the majority of the day. The sun wasn’t too bright, nor was it too cloudy where the pictures don’t “pop”. There was a nice breeze, but it wasn’t so windy that hair was flying everywhere. It wasn’t too hot, and there was plenty of time for photos as well. In fact, we had so much time that poor Matthew was probably hoping that conditions weren’t so ideal so he didn’t have to take any more pictures, lol. To top it all off, we got probably one of the best sunsets I’ve ever got to photograph! Absolutely amazing!!!

The most memorable part of their wedding to me wasn’t the sunset, but rather the song that Danielle performed, dedicated to her parents. The basic point of the song was that they could rest easy that she found a good man that was going to take care of her. As a father, that is a dream come true for us. It was very emotional, and even I had to fight back tears:)

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day: