Mr. & Mrs. Young Love

My younger cousin, Brittany, got married earlier this month.  She’s actually my first cousin once removed.  (Yes, I looked that up just to be certain.  That whole first/second/once removed stuff gets so darn confusing and I gottalotta cousins.)  I was asked to do a favor.  And even though I’d already pledged my disdain for photographing a wedding, I gave in.  You can call me a sucker.  I’m OK with that.

The same nerves and wear came with this wedding like the ones before.  Only a little harder this time because DAd and I were the only shooters.  And DAd was shooting film – which is crap shoot with his vision these days.  (I luz you, DAd.)  I love my family but doing traditional family poses in the church was like a three-ring circus.  DAd was the ring leader.  I was… I don’t know what I was but I was definitely tired when I got home.

I did learn something about myself doing this wedding: I dislike posed shots.  I really do.  I look at the posed photos I took and I’m all “Eh… this would have been better… did I not count to three on this shot?… what was I thinking?… maybe I should have Black Widow… nah, Black Widow’s a turd, it wouldn’t have made it better…”  The shots I preferred are more candid but still not completely candid.  But I feel that they capture the essence of their day, of their love, a little bit more.

Sorry.  I got a little squishy-squishy on you there.  OK, enough talk – picture time.



Her Day






Hook, Line & Sinker


I wish Brittany and Nic all the best in the world.  They are young but I can see how happy they are together and both their parents are loving and welcoming the other into their family as a child of their own.  They have amazing support from the their families and that coupled with the way they look at each other… they can move mountains.

Best wishes, cousins.

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October 18, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Todd - I really like the pictures, Boo. You shot it like a photojournalist would, not like a wedding photographer, and I mean that as a huge compliment!

October 18, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Amy - Great pictures! I love candids much better than the posed shots. Some of the best pictures from my wedding were the ones that other people took with the disposable cameras I gave out. They really captured the party atmosphere of my wedding.

October 18, 2010 - 1:17 pm

Dionne Baldwin - Well if you want my opinion I think these turned out beautiful! I happen to agree with Todd. Your photos captured some important moments of their special day.

October 18, 2010 - 1:55 pm

katie o. - i agree with everyone! photojournalist style- check. love it. it’s the way to go. and you nailed it!

October 18, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Brooke - Thanks guys. There’s more on flickr but these are my favorites. I’m becoming obsessed with the soft-pink layering too. There are, of course, posed photos but I like these so much more.

October 19, 2010 - 7:23 am

Omawarisan - Yeah, what they said…me too.

October 19, 2010 - 12:08 pm

Denise - Wow! Beautiful shots. I really love the processing.

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