We can say so much for weddings, as we have many of them this fall. We love big budgets, silk gowns, and smiles for days. We enjoy people; family and friends who fill up every pixel of a captured moment. Patterned and busy, in this age of pinterest we all work so hard to create a theme that drips down walls, and spills over tables. Weddings are about the bride and groom (and we try so hard as photographers to make it that way), but they are also about everyone else. The men, maids, relatives, and friends; it is about those who came before, but also the ones who come later. "This was my wedding." What an honor it is to curate those memories.
There is also something powerful to say for the quiet, and for negative space. These are walls whose patina whispers decades of beauty. This is a lone girl, clothed in youth and flaxen hair. In a wedding, we see our little created world. In portraits like these, our world sees us.
Thanks to the incomparable Kristen for her vulnerability. We are so pleased with how hard she worked for these photos. Each image is a treasure. Hair, makeup, and wardrobe by Rachel, photography by Patrick.