I know, I know! You should never post anything less than your best work on your blog, but I couldn't help myself – I like to show the old with the new, and how far I've come since starting my journey as a wedding photographer. This post is that.
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Yay, you're engaged! The ring is so beautiful and sparkly and you get to marry the love of your life! You make the decision together to start planning ASAP, and you both sit down to brainstorm, maybe run to the local Barnes & Noble to scoop up a few bridal magazines showcasing the latest and greatest in the wedding industry. Hell, you might even go so far as to buy or make a binder to organize yourself (type A personalities rejoice!). But then the inevitable happens: you actually have to start planning.
On September 26th, 2015, at the Spring Mill Country Club, I watched my cousin marry her very best friend; on a fine Saturday afternoon, Erika & Daniel became Mr & Mrs Gwynn. It was a serene day – from sunny, temperate weather that brought fluffy clouds and the right amount of sunshine, to the relaxed, chill vibes in the bridal suite, it was what one might call 'a very good day.'
I wanted to write a blog showcasing engagement rings, because, well, they're pretty. And I like taking photos of them. Annnnd I've taken enough photos of them that some have fallen to the ebbs and flow of time, lost and/or forgotten through the years; this is, in a gratuitous sense, a way to put them all together and show them off!
On October 18, 2014, at a quiet, picturesque campsite, I watched Jill & Brian promise the rest of their lives to one another. They were surrounded by their loved ones, swaying trees, crunchy fallen leaves and one laughably loud airplane that disturbed the ceremony for less than a minute as it flew overhead...