This gorgeous wedding day came shorty after Hurricane Sandy. The power had been restored to the area, but this wedding had a warm energy all of its' own. I really love the getting ready shots, I think photographing this part of the day really adds to the story of the wedding day. There is so much joy, anticipation, nerves and laughter. I've started to fuse photographs of photographs in my shots, as I know that time seems to be moving faster as a Mom. I'm sure the parents of the couple feel like it went by in a blink....and it did. This quiet groom couldn't help beaming and his gorgeous bride, well she gleamed with her witty, confident charm.
These little men gave me a run for my money today, but that's ok it just makes the success so much sweeter. Did I wear comfy shoes..yes. Did I bring snacks..um yeah! As a mom of two little boys myself..I get it. You are exhausted. You ran around all morning, dressed them, changed them, washed their face and than raced to make your portrait time..the last thing you remember is a snack and sometimes the break, especially with the little one's, is what EVERYONE needs. You want the BEST picture EVER that somehow wraps up all the love you have for your little one's. Try not to worry if the shoot is chaotic I have been there, seen it and am not rattled..that crazy memory will fade, but these pictures of organized chaotic joy... yup they are yours forever! It is my pleasure watching these little guys grow.
The contrast between photographing all boys and than all girls never ceases to amaze me. As a mother of two little boys, I really welcome the opportunity to photograph little ladies. The bows, stockings and shyness ..it's all so darn sweet and fascinating to me. This is another group of photographs from this weekend mini's. My love of photography at it's core is a love of history and storytelling. Visually preserving family history, with the goal of my images becoming heirloom treasures to pass down. I used to spend hours at my Grandmother's viewing old albums. It's one of my favorite memories with my Grandmother. While I do have all my images cyber stored, I always include prints in my packages because you need the print. I believe in the power of the tangible. Frame it, stick it on the fridge, paste it in a baby book. There is nothing digital that compares to an actual printed photograph. Can you even handle the baby blues and the knitted dresses.
All of this because two people fell in love...amazes me every time. Four handsome little men. I did say FOUR...I'm not scared ...ok well maybe a little... they were purposely my last session, just in case I needed the wiggle room. While Mom may feel differently this went SMOOTH. Believe me I know chaos, we're dear friends. It is my hope that this gift of professional portraiture this Mom granted herself today warms her heart for years to come. Jamie Kaminski Photography is donating a portion of today's sessions fees to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief. It always strikes me after disasters that the common thread most weep about is the loss of precious photograph's. Photo's truly are treasures whose value grows with time. Rest assured I have them backed up in cyber space.
I knew when I took these two images I was not going to be able to wait for a proper blog post to share. Ask my husband... I am not good at waiting...for anything really. M & I you were radiant yesterday.