They came from a LONG way to find each other. I can’t tell you more, since their family might not know they’re engaged yet.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Here’s a little side-project I’ve been working on with photographer Kyle Hepp and the input of lots of other photographers: MomentJunkie.com, a new blog featuring the most tender, most quirky, most hilarious, most joyful, most heartbreaking images we can find from photographers all over the globe!
“Now Ryan,” you say, “You’re extremely busy, is it wise to spend time on a site mostly promoting the work of other photographers?”
I don’t know, from a business sense. But this is important to me. Beyond all the cool portraits and fun techniques and quirky compositional trends, weddings are about people, and the way they relate to each other. They are key points in the histories not just of brides and grooms, but of friends and families. I remember my aunt’s wedding where I first learned my love for the dance floor, where my mother broke my cousin’s foot on said dance foor, where we dinged the glasses so hard we shattered three of them. I remember my mother marrying my step-father where my family did The Wave during the ceremony. And yes, I still remember my own wedding, and I treasure so many of the photos of it even if the relationship was not meant to be, because they showed joyful, tearful, and crazy sides of so many people I hold dear.
Despite what a hundred reality shows will tell you, weddings are about people. The rest is just window dressing. Viva la revolución.