My best friend is a teacher. She spends her day interacting with about twenty kids between 3 and four years old, which pretty much makes her my hero. She has been my best friend since before I began my wedding photography career. We were roommates when I started and she was there for me when I didn’t know if following my heart was going to work out for me. Then, she was there for the excitement, the nerves, and the first successes that came with becoming more and more skilled as a professional wedding photographer. It’s funny how life works.
I too have been there- I have been there for the heart aches, and the dissapointments and the new beginnings that came for her as she followed her heart. And now her heart has settled. It is now my turn to witness her excitement, nerves and happiness of having found the one to spend her life with. Being asked to photograph her and her fiancee during their engagement session this past week is certainly one of the highlights of my career. And one of the hardest things I’ve had to do as a wedding photographer.
It was challenging to put all my knowledge and experience of her aside and to think about lighting and angles that would best compliment her and her man on the streets of downtown Charleston. There were moments when I got choked up and I thought “Awwww- they’re so beautiful! I’m so happy for her!”. And I had to constantly remind myself to think like a professional photographer and not like a best friend! It was a challenging and rewarding and heart filling engagement session. And my silly, sentimental eyes, did not stay dry.
We got photo-bombed by a horse and carriage tour downtown Charleston SC.
We had to sneak a photo of the two of us!
A few days ago I got their save the dates in the mail. They were printed with Basic Invite and I have to say I think they look wonderful!