Photographing the wedding of another photographer is always a little intimidating. The same goes for photographing the wedding of a friend. So how does it feel when your friend, who is also a wonderful photographer, asks you to photograph her wedding? Amazing! I’ve known Marina for almost 10 years now and am honored that I was able to be at her wedding both as her photographer and as her friend.
Getting to know more about her and Bobby’s relationship throughout their wedding planning process was an absolute joy. I have never seen Marina happier and know that they are the perfect fit for each other. Bobby is also amazing with her daughter, which makes me so happy.
They chose Vail and this particular time of year in the hopes of having some great fall colors. Fortunately, Vail was putting on quite the autumn show and had all of its fall colors on display. Marina and Bobby had already scouted out some great spots for photos, so we were able to get a great variety of photos in a short amount of time. Once we were done with photos we went back to the camp for a very emotional and heartfelt ceremony. Then it was indoors to warm up and celebrate!
There were two words that Marina had in mind when we were talking about what she envisioned for her wedding photos: Connection and Emotion, conveyed through laughter, looks and touches. She also challenged me to photograph the entire day at the widest aperture possible, giving her images a very shallow depth of field and (hopefully) a soft, dreamy feel. I was able to shoot for most of the day with the aperture wide open, so that part was successful. Did I succeed in capturing the connection and emotion of the day? Take a look and judge for yourself.