One of the most simultaneously wonderful and dreaded days for a photographer is when a close friend asks you to photograph his/her wedding. Any wedding photographer out there who has experienced this knows exactly what I mean. So, this wedding represents that day for me. John and Meaghan are great people, great friends, and a delightful couple. I was of course honored, humbled, and thrilled when they asked me to record their glorious day through my lens. Beautiful people, good friends . . . should be a piece of cake right?! Well, the thrill was quickly sedated by the anxiety induced by the other part of my brain which was saying “hey big fella, what if you screw this up?!” Well obviously, I worked through those issues and gladly so.
John and Meaghan are so much fun to photograph. But more importantly, their wedding and reception were truly a delight to witness. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more sincere and heartfelt gathering of friends and family all sharing in the beauty of these two coming together.
The wedding and reception were held at Dara’s Garden. Our friends Sandi and Audwin McGee, incredible artists in their own right, took care of all of the decorations, flowers, and even built a 25 foot custom metal candelabra which was simply amazing. I think my favorite part of the day, aside from the toasts which were just off the chart, was the private meeting we setup for Meaghan and her father prior to the ceremony. We often do “First Look’s” for the Bride and Groom but this was a first with her father requesting the same. Neither thought they would be able to make it down the isle if they didn’t get that out of the system prior. How great is that! I could go on an on but I’ll stop here. Suffice to say that I couldn’t be happier for John and Meaghan and feel truly blessed to have been trusted to photograph such an amazing union.