I received a call a few weeks ago from a bride looking for a few hours of coverage for a small intimate wedding at Troy Presbyterian Church located just outside of Versailles, Ky. She was in Texas, her groom was from France, his mom was flying in for the wedding, and they would be joined by closest friends and family. All arrangements were made via phone and email and the first time I actually saw the bride and groom was when the ceremony began. The first time we said hello was after they walked down the aisle together as a married couple.
I have to be honest, I was not sure what to expect that day when I left the house. I imagined a lot that could go wrong as I usually operate with a list of plans, photo requests, and a comfortable sense of what to expect during the wedding. I was shooting my first wedding "on the fly" as a true photojournalist style.
So, now that it's over, I have to admit that it was great! The wedding was intimate, bride and groom beautiful, and the reception that followed at her childhood home was elegant. I enjoyed shooting without any specific expectations other than to capture the moments of the next three hours. Any time people dress and gather for a wedding there are going to be some photos that they want together and that worked out well also. All being said, I had a great time. They were terrific to work with, I learned a bit of French culture, met some great people in the small setting, and now look back with a smile on my face as I reflect on the experience.
Here are several of my favorite photos from the day :