Friday, September 14, 2012

Their wedding story.

I'm not a chatty person. Although I do love a good conversation, sometimes I just like to sit back and be quiet. Observe. This can often make people think I'm bored or, even worse, that I don't like them. Truth be told, I usually just don't have anything interesting left to say. I'm not bored; I'm just boring.


I think this is part of the reason I love being behind a camera. My camera allows me to step out and look in. I know this kind of sounds like I use my camera to avoid talking to people, but look, that's not how it goes (not most of the time, anyway). I'm just taking a break from the conversation to tell a story in a different way. Or at least try to.  

When Nick and Marli asked me to take photos at their wedding, they said they thought it would be something I'd have fun doing. 


Guys, I had so much fun. 


A wedding day is such a rush of emotion. As a former DIY bride (I feel like we should receive some sort of medal for surviving the wedding planning process), I can no longer attend a wedding without seeing all the work that goes into it, and paying close attention to the behind-the-scenes excitement going on among close family and friends who have been involved the last few days (weeks, months) of planning, making, organizing, stressing out. I felt honored that Nick and Marli invited me and Murdo (he was a groomsman) to be a part of it. 


Here is their wedding day story, as best as I can tell it.*




































*All images in this post are digital. I took a couple of rolls of film that day but haven't gotten them developed yet! Stay tuned for the film shots...

12 comments:

  1. Love these photos! What a bright and beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you! It was a perfect day -- sunny, bright, beautiful, happy.

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  2. !! So with you on chatty and so proud of you for shooting this beautiful day.

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  3. Gorgeous, Jacqui. Looking forward to seeing the film.

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    1. Thank you, Jess! I hope the film turned out OK. Turns out my Minolta hasn't been working out as great since it was dropped a few months back, so the film shots might leave something to be desired. I didn't end up shooting as much film as I wanted -- the day was just so fast that I found myself snapping with the digital so much more. Looking back, I wish I had been able to slow down more with film.

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  4. Gorgeous photos! Love how the orange stands out. The lanterns are just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, those lanterns were so pretty -- I had never seen them launched into the sky before that night! such an awesome idea. (I believe they were eco-friendly, too! :)

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  5. I can't get over the beautiful oranges here, either, or your eye for lovely compositions. Beautiful work, Jacqui—can't wait to see the film, and your next photography project!

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  6. I love the story you tell here. Without words. What an honor to be asked to capture the memories of a very special day!
    - Gayle

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