My wife and I got married in Las Vegas back in the early spring of 2012. It wasn't a last minute elopement but a carefully planned wedding that took into account our desires for a low-key, intimate occasion, and to satisfy a desire to cross the Atlantic - at that time, the US was somewhere we had never been before. As keen snowboard/skier, a honeymoon in the "neighbouring" Californian mountains was also huge factor in the final decision. And so we did it.
I remember that day. Getting ready in the hotel which took all of 5 minutes then nervously wandering around the hotel whilst I waited for her to finish with her makeup; Seeing her for the first time, with her curls and lashes; The limo ride down the main strip towards the Little Chapel of Flowers - the place where we were to be husband and wife; The lump in my throat, and the shallow breaths as we exchanged vows; The road trip through dusty red desert towards California. It was a great day.
12 years and three kids later, we still reminisce. We have the odd picture to aid our story, as we didn't have a photographer - Photography was a dim light back then, not the constant glow it is now. I wish we had something to show our children. Not that they'd care now, but they will as time goes by.
These memories, these experiences influence how I take photos now. I want you to look at your pictures and reminisice about those moments you remember, and the little details you missed, and I'll do my best to make them as beautiful as I possibly can.
My wedding day memories are there of course. In vivid colour and timeless black and white. I often time travel back to our wedding day as a wedding photographer. I got some great shots.