Every so often, I’m hired to shoot a wedding filled with pure joy and love. Last weekend was one such occasion. A dear friend from my time at UNC married the love of his life last weekend, and I was blessed enough to be asked to document the day.
Wow. Not only was the wedding itself filled with love and emotion- but the reception was an event to remember. A full bluegrass band, on a farm just outside of Chapel Hill- what a better way to celebrate such an amazing couple. There were dear friends from around the country- and the world- all gathered to celebrate. These are some of my dearest friends from a lovely time in my life- filled with academics, music, philosophical conversations and a community that I doubt I’ll ever find again. To see everyone gathered, dancing and letting it all hang out was pure bliss.
I know it’s a rare occurrence to document something so beautiful- and to participate at the same time- but it truly was the best wedding I’ve ever photographed and attended. Here’s a little sample, though there are thousands of images yet to edit. And I have to say, my little Canon G12 made this shoot even more amazing. I had to join in the dancing- I just couldn’t watch the joy any longer- I had to participate! And dancing with that little camera in hand allowed me to capture images that truly show the joy, the laughter and all the little images that really shouldn’t be placed on the internet- but will live in infamy among a circle of friends for some time to come.
Thank you Aaron and Maren! Truly an amazing celebration!