Stephy and Chad,
You two are wonderfully down to earth, you have a circle of friends who are lucky to be in your lives, and a family that I’m sure will support you whenever you need anything at all.
When I met Chad and Stephy it was until just before their wedding. Her Mother, Donna, had contacted me via phone and said that she was out of state, and she needed a photographer for her daughters wedding. (She also told me that her husband bought skinless chicken to make fried chicken and had no clue how she was going to do it…we discussed using egg (have I ever mentioned that I love food) etc. etc… Anyway, we eventually decided that we were all going to meet!
My first impressions of Stephy and Chad were that they’re both easy going. We met over breakfast at the Galt House and they didn’t have too much to say. The day of the wedding, however, these two were both excited. As soon as I showed up Chad had this overwhelming feeling of “The photographer’s here, we’ve got to start getting ready and now the pressures on.” Apparently my effect on grooms is to make them feel rushed. After I hung out with the guys for a couple of hours, I was made to feel right at home and the guys found their groove with me and relaxed [family guy and call of duty].
The night was filled with jokes, photos, and drunken Gangnum style… and you should’ve seen what was going on in the reception! (haha).
You know, it’s amazing how close you can feel to a family and their friends while shooting a single wedding. There are no filters, people are smiling, and friends & family are celebrating your inevitable future of love together. Jen and I were made to feel as welcome as possible. When a family hires you to take photos of one of the most important days of their lives they’re trusting you.. and when they feed you, make sure you’re feeling like a special guest on their day, and they’re wonderfully down to earth and everything they say to you is a way of saying “thanks for being here” – it just makes you feel welcomed.
Stephy and Chad, we spent a small time together, but in that small amount of time I learned that you have a circle of friends who are lucky to be in your lives, and a family that I’m sure will support you whenever you need anything at all. Jen and I wish you the best and if you’re ever down for pizza dial 502-WEDDING !
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