A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Love – my submission
Recently I attended the wedding of my best friend’s daughter – a young lady who I have watched grow from infant to adult and who I fondly consider the daughter I’ve never had. Now attending a wedding is not necessarily anything so special as to write a blog about, unless it happens that the wedding takes place in New York City a mere day after SuperStorm/FrankenStorm/Hurricane Sandy. But the young couple was not daunted by this unexpected and unwanted intruder on their special day. They persevered, and after some phone calls and emails (to keep significant people in their lives out of harms way), and some changes to plans on location for the ceremony itself, the wedding was held on the afternoon/evening of 31 October 2012 – despite Sandy’s best efforts to derail the couples plans.
Now many thanks and kudos must go to the owner of Elizabeth’s Neighborhood Table restaurant in New York City -
- she was a gracious hostess and did the couple the honor of allowing the wedding to take place in her establishment while normal service hours [ check out their webpage @ http://www.elizabethsnyc.com/ ] were in progress. Her staff was wonderful , and I am sure the other patrons were surprised to find themselves the impromptu guests at a wedding!
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I was not the official photographer for this wedding, that honor went to Kelly Prizel [ check her out @ http://www.kellyprizel.com ] who is an amazing wedding photographer in the New York area. She will be posting a more complete collection of images from the wedding on her blog in the very near future (6-8 weeks)! Be sure and check her out, she does beautiful work and is a joy to work with!
So what does this all have to do with with the subject of love? Well, here’s the thing, as a Freelance Photographer in a small rural area, I have shot several weddings. And indeed it can be stated that one of the truest expressions of love is the act of marriage. Proof of this statement comes when you look into the eyes of the couple as they commit their lives to one another.
And in closing…