I've never considered myself a wedding photographer. Although, I have always loved photographing people in love. It's been years since I had shot a wedding. I've grown a lot as a human and as an artist, and none of my previous wedding work accurately demonstrated that. I tried to explain this, albeit sheepishly, to Kaloni and Cole as I was meeting them and pitching myself as an artist to them for their wedding day. And frankly, I wouldn't have blamed them had they decided to go elsewhere. After all, I was a photographer in flux.
But that isn't what happened. At the recommendation of a great mutual friend, they decided to allow me to document the newest chapter of their love story. The big day. The day that they, their friends, and their family will remember for the rest of their lives.
My job was to cement that story, those emotions, for an eternity.
Was I nervous? Oh yeah. But I was confident. I had Kaloni and Cole, and I can't say enough about this amazing couple. I hate this expression, but they really do make a room light up when they are around, and make everyone feel at ease. Their laid back attitude and welcoming personalities are beautiful things to experience.
They trusted me with their big day, and I will forever be grateful to have them as clients, and as friends.
To Kaloni & Cole,
You have made me fall back in love with love, and with documenting two people as perfectly matched as yourselves. I wish you a lifetime of happiness, and may your love continue to grow with every passing year. I hope these photos may serve as a small token of my gratitude for including me on such a special day, and that they bring a smile to your face each time you see them.
All the Best,