A few weeks ago, I photographed the wedding of a dear friend, a promise I made several years ago. I was flattered and honored that the bride asked me to document this once in a lifetime memory for her but I was worried and nervous about whether I could do it well. She was aware that my primary interest in photography is birds (and sometimes frogs…she is a wildlife biologist who is partial to frogs) but she entrusted me with this most important of days and I wanted to do my best. For me, it is much more stressful photographing people than birds or frogs so I was worried that I might not meet her expectations. In the end, though, I discovered that my initial concerns were unfounded. The vast majority of the photographs turned out well. And, most importantly, the bride and groom are happy with them.
Here, with the bride’s permission, are two of my favorite photographs from the wedding. Allow me to introduce the bride and groom, Carly and Justin.