An Intimate Winter Wedding
As I was shooting Beth and David's beautiful intimate wedding in Connecticut I took a moment to reflect back on my relationship with Beth and how I ended up being the lucky photographer to document her nuptials. I realized that I was standing there due to a random craigslist ad I posted 5 or so years earlier, looking for second photographers for my very new and inexperienced wedding photography operation.
I thought it was amazing that simple act had resulted in a long professional relationship with mutual admiration for each other's work. I knew if I was getting married tomorrow, I would hire Beth as well. I have trusted her to be the photographer to shoot weddings for family and friends, and even document my own family. There was something beautiful about all this.
When she first asked me to do a session with her and David it was an honor, and I was thrilled the lighting gods were nice to us when we got together. When she asked me to shoot her wedding, I gulped and said okay. It is always both flattering and nerve wracking to shoot for a photographer, especially one as talented as Beth. I have been looking at her work for ages, and reminded of her greatness when my clients so frequently choose her images when designing their albums. I owe her a lot.
Beth and David compliment each other so beautifully. This was reflected in all the wonderful words shared by their friends and family on their wedding day, and from what I have observed personally. They started the day at their residence in Weston, CT and then we headed to a restaurant they frequented that also had incredible food (hello vegetable risotto) called Marygold's on Main in Newton. The day was personal, intimate and honest without so much of the fluff that can distract from these things. Not surprising it was so perfectly executed since Beth has seen so many weddings.
I had an absolute blast documenting it. Thank you to the lighting gods for helping me out. Thank you to Beth and David and their families for the chance.