I never realized how hard parenting was until I became one. I think that’s true of a lot of things – you need to experience it to understand it.
When I photographed Jennifer’s parents seeing their little girl get all dressed up to get married this past Saturday TIME became unbelievably real for me in that moment. The hugs although over in under a split second seem to feel as if they could last a lifetime. When I watched the amazing slideshow put together by Tim for his new wife, family, and friends I again realized how fast the years go. There is always happiness and sadness at weddings and it’s such a parallel of life for me that I can’t help but be mesmerized by it.
Marriage is such a beautiful ritual and I couldn’t have been more thankful to Jen and Tim for letting me in to document their gorgeous wedding day full of love, laughter and tears and where letting go and holding on seem to sometimes happen in the same moment.
Venue: Shining Waters