I met Jacqui and Aaron for the first time 2 days before their wedding. This is highly unusual. Normally I like to get to know my clients face to face well before the wedding day so that I can get an idea of their style, what sort of photos they are looking for, how the day is going to play out - all of the important details that pertain to wedding photography but with the added bonus of some insight into their personalities. I guess it is sort of like a first date.
This time circumstances were different. Fortunately other forms of correspondence allowed me to gather some basic information...they met at Marlboro College, they love to read, they love their dog and they don't really like having pictures taken of them - especially the posed kind. Truth is, they had me at dog and I decided they sounded like they would be easy going and fun to work with.
Two days before the wedding we met for coffee and a chat. The day before the wedding we met to check out the venue. The day of the wedding I showed up and was blown away. Where had Jacqui and Aaron been all my life!?! If I could have planned a VT wedding, this would have been it!
First of all, if there are any potential future VT wedding clients reading this, I highly recommend you seriously consider Scott Farm for your wedding. It is beautiful, pastoral, bright and there are 101 places to take amazing photos.
The ceremony was set to take place outdoors next to a quaint little pond and the reception was set up in the most immaculate, beautiful, open, airy, naturally lit barn I have ever seen. The gents looked dapper in bow ties and suspenders and the ladies looked fabulous in deep green dresses with matching feathers in their hair. Then came the bride.
Jacqui looked like she had stepped straight out a vintage bridal magazine. Her cream colored satin dress, matching fascinator and perfect curls were stunning. She looked amazing. She looked perfect.
The day flew by. I took more family portraits than I think I ever have at a wedding. On a good day I have to fight to steal the family away for just a few moments for a whirlwind portrait session before they are consumed by the excitement. There was something wonderful and relaxed about Jacqui and Aaron's event. Family groups sought me out throughout the day and for the first time ever the bulk of my images consist of family photos. It was wonderful. Every time I look back at the images from the day I end up grinning from ear to ear. The day was full of love, hugs, and so many smiles.
I could write another 10 pages about the perfect little details from the wedding. Instead I think I will let the images speak for themselves.
Congratulations Jacqui and Aaron!!!