I was thrilled to work with Lindsay Madden again on yet another beautiful wedding, but even more thrilled because this couple is the very definition of sweetness! While Lindsay captured Julia’s getting ready photos, I hung out with Peter and the boys. Peter and his groomsmen actually grew up about 15 minutes from my hometown in California, so – go figure- us laid back Northern Californians had an easy time getting a long.
Julia and Peter’s love for one another was so evident….the minute we met Julia she was asking “Have you seen Pete? How is he doing?” And Peter’s reaction to reading Julia’s letter for him, “Did someone cut an onion in here? Jeez. That girl’s a good one!” They barely required any direction during their portraits and first look as the love and romance was just radiating from them! Their ceremony and reception which took place at Giando on the Water, between the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges at sunset was one of the prettiest ceremonies I’ve seen. I love when couples write their own vows and Peter and Julia’s personal words to each other had me tearing up a long with everyone else.
At the end of the night I received a hand written note, which I’ve never received as a second shooter or primary shooter, thanking me for being a part of their day. They had written it to me personally – when they hadn’t even met me yet! These two kindhearted people deserve each other and remind me what weddings are all about: two beautiful but separate people coming together to make an even more beautiful whole.