Picture this… A sunny day in Glasgow celebrating the love of two people surrounded by their loved ones. It was a day full of laughter, some happy tears, some nostalgic tears, lots of dancing, quite a few pours, some great music, and all the love you can dream.
As a huge sucker for love, I have always longed for the opportunity to capture a wedding. However, that is quickly engulfed by the fear of missing “the shot”. After a long day of shooting my first wedding, it hit me… it’s pretty hard to miss “the shot” when you throw yourself out there and pay attention. I buried my fear and decided simply to show up to celebrate some love. Love between a couple. Love between a father and his daughter. Love between sisters. Love between friends. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say… love for having the opportunity to do this work.
When I sat with the bride and her sweet friends while getting ready, I soaked up their kind friendship. When I stood behind Meghan and saw the look on her father’s eyes when he saw his princess on her wedding day, I had to fight back tears that I got to witness such a special moment. When I watched the faces of their loved ones looking at them during the ceremony, I was overwhelmed with the happiness they all shared for Meghan and David. When I listened to her father’s words of advice, I cherished the way he loves his two girls so well. When I watched their friends tear it up on the dance floor, I admired their reckless abandon for play.
What an honor it was to be entrusted with documenting the very best day of their lives. What an honor it was to witness the start of their love story. What an honor it is to do something I love.
Here’s to showing up and paying attention.
Some kind words from the bride about her experience: