I want to introduce you to Abbey and Anthony.
A REALLY LONG time ago, I got this email. I wish I still had it, I would share with you, it was on my old computer that is currently on sabbatical. It said basically, "I'm getting married in Maryville, I have a photographer but I need to know where to have a reception."
Now, I know a lot of photographers that would have blown off this email, but I didn't. Cuz I'm nice like that ;) So I wrote her back, and told her the few places I knew, and told her if she decided she needed a photographer, to let me know.
Long story short, we emailed back and forth, and she decided that she'd like to have someone shoot for them, that wasn't just a good friend. We sat up a meeting and hit it off immediately. Abbey reminds me of me in ways, in fact, her family reminds me of the type of family you'd find me in. I'm kinda wondering if I'm not really her slightly older sister. :)
(her mom had me when she was 7. Yeah.)
Anthony is actually from an area where a lot of my relatives are. In fact, he knows my cousin's daughter. All this is weird considering that this place is over 3 hours from here.
The deal was done. We were all a match and I would be shooting her photos. We friended each other on facebook and each time I would upload a wedding, Abbey would comment and tell me how much she loved the photos and told me how she couldn't wait to see HER photos.
And so... here it is, a year and a half later, and here are her photos.
.... and this time it's her mom:
Even my husband is impressed by him, and trust me, my husband is rarely impressed by the youth of today.
This shot was a reinactment of one we did in their engagement photos months ago. This was Abbey's favorite, and she used it for all their save the date cards.
I saw it in a wedding magazine before we were married and I think I even clipped it out. SAME COLORS. I was happy that *someone* got to have it anyway. I don't think I even got a piece of it. *sigh*
What sweet boys.
What a lucky mom!
I need to stop, I'm teary-eyed again!
I'm such a pushover for weddings. LOL
(I'm telling you, I was such a drama/speech nerd in high school.)
Congrats you two. I'm glad you picked me, and you still had a friend take your photos after all.