In May of 2016, I had the pleasure of photographing Martha & Daniel's beautifully decorated, and sublimely lit, barn wedding at White Chimney's. It was ...what's another word of exquisite? Oh hell, let's just go with that. Because that is precisely what the Wilson's day was from start to finish – exquisite.
Let's go back: I befriended Martha when I worked briefly as a part-timer at an early-development child care center and we hit it off immediately. See, Martha is the type that shows you exactly who she is – kind, caring, humorous and genuine. She's willing to lend you her ear after knowing you for five minutes and will have you laughing another minute or so beyond that. I'm a bit awkward and gawky when first meeting new people, regardless of the setting, but she made it painless and enjoyable – I felt like I "fit in" with such a new experience. Come to think of it, I don't know if I've ever thanked her for that, so thank you, Martha! You made the new kid feel less like a new kid.
But I won't stop there – Daniel, now her husband, is exactly the same! They're both so well-suited to one another and when she originally chatted about my doing her wedding a year or so before the actual date, I most likely physically jumped at the idea. Seldom am I able to contain my excitement about these types of things, and in this instance it was no different. Remember, awkward. ;)
So, we chatted and booked and scheduled and shared stories and then the day came – May 21, 2016. And it was everything and more; the rain eventually came, too, but that didn't matter. Time was steady and slow and moved just long enough that every part of the day can easily be recalled. Martha & Daniel, and their lovely little daughter Ava, did an amazing job putting everything together and I couldn't have been happier to have been a part of it.
And for the second time in the same blog, I have to thank Martha & Daniel for allowing me to be a part of this amazing, memorable day. For letting me "in" and not feeling like a vendor or someone simply there, paid to do their job. It was communal and inclusive – like I said earlier, a truly exquisite day.
I'll hush up now and post a whole lot of photos...because I'd love for their story to be told as it was intended.