Monday, September 14, 2009

lisa & rodney- reception- san clemente, ca


























































wedding days are happy and fun (for the most part) and this one was no exception. there's a party, good food, people crying, people laughing, me making people kiss.....but really what I enjoy most about photographing weddings is the intimate look I am allowed into relationships.

I get to spend more time with a new husband and wife on their first day of being married, probably more than anyone else. I get to see them calm each others nerves and look at each other with "new" eyes. I am there to witness a mother and fathers emotion as they kiss their grown child and watch them embark into yet another unknown. I don't really just consider myself a photographer on a wedding day, because I do think that part of my job is to help create a positive environment for everyone I am working with and around. I'm not afraid to give a pep talk or fix hair or yell at the kitchen when it's obvious the bride needs help. I love my role. I love bonding with people in a raw, intimate way. high emotions= being real= no room or time for superficial. ideal situation for ol' rachel.

I think lisa and rodney are great. I loved the bonding that lisa and I did. I am an astute observer (by profession) and I can sense a very happy life for these two. huzzah!

9 comments:

Rachel Hagen said...

what a beautiful wedding! I love the bright, happy colors. And the streamers are awesome! You captured their day so well. Nice Job!

Emily Hatch said...

Those flower arrangements with citrus are amazing! I also loved what you wrote about the time with the bride and groom on the wedding day. So true. It's a great profession!

Aubrey said...

Wow Rachel! These images are more beautiful than I imagined they would be. So much talent!

Shauna said...

oh they are gorgeous!

kentandnellie said...

You're just so good. End of story.

Stephanie said...

Great pics Rachel! I was so sad to miss Lisa's wedding but these pictures make me feel a little more apart of her big day. You really captured their chemistry and the intricate wedding details that made it so beautiful.

ALISHA JOY said...

Love this wedding!! Love these photos!!! How fun!

Summer said...

Holy mother effer!!!!! Every freakin detail AND picture of this wedding is nothing short of RADTASTIC. Love love love it.

Chase said...

Okay, How amazing is this wedding? The shots you got were incredible. Work like this inspires me.