I’m used to joking that my favorite part of shooting weddings is the cake. Don’t get me wrong, I like cake. A lot. But if that were really true I would have been bummed about this wedding where a gelato stand stood in for the cake. Don’t get me wrong, I like gelato too. A lot. Sweets aside, what I enjoy the most are the couples we meet along the way, the families we bump into again and again, the way they become part of our lives and the way our understanding of what marriage is about deepens with every job. Its a privilege really, and it its what makes it worth leaving our house to go to work on a Saturday. Because you never know who is going to become part of the other 6 days of our week as the years go by.
Jessica and Chris are friends of dear friends and they couldn’t be kinder, more giving people. One very unique attribute, aside from the fact that Chris can play the organ and I don’t personally know too many organists, is that their engagement officially ended in the same place it began: First Baptist Church in the historic Fan district. Chris proposed to Jessica on this bench right outside the sanctuary where they were married. Returning to that bench as official newlyweds was a nice photo op:
Some weddings are about a wedding. This wedding was about a marriage and it was a pleasure to witness and to shoot. And for the record, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about that gelato stand but consider me converted, I’m OK with the cakeless wedding afterall. Even if feeding each other involves a little brain freeze! Congratulations, Jessica and Chris!