Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Fairytale....

I know this post will be long, but in order to understand the photograph on the card, you have to know the whole story behind it. This card is very special to both my DH and I as this was the very last wedding we were able to shoot before the car accident in 2006. If there ever was a wedding that was a joy to photograph and make memories for a couple it would be this one. Mind you we have photographed over 100 weddings in the 4 years time we had the photo studio, but there is always one that just touches your heart and leaves an impression deep within your soul. This couple was the sweetest, most considerate and loving couple we had ever met in our business years. He treated her like she was the Queen of all and they were so in love (do you hear the birds singing?). She is Peruvian and he is Guatemalan. Both sets of their parents were not able to be here while all the planning took place. In that respect they asked us to keep a photography journal for them to share with their families when they arrived for the wedding celebration. We were with them when fittings were taking place, and the dresses being selected for the attendants, tuxes for the groomsmen, flowers being selected, menu selected, linens for the reception, and the bridal showers and so on and so on. Never did my DH and I ever think we would be so involved in preparation of this wonderful event that was to take place with such a wonderful couple who was getting married. This photograph that you are seeing was the day her dress had it's final fitting. She insisted that DH be there to photograph her and she had a special favor to ask him and would tell him when he arrived. He arrived at the bridal salon and there she stood in all her beauty, but what was missing was her veil and the headpiece and that was done on purpose. It was a family tradition in her family for the father of the bride to select the veil and headpiece for the bride to wear on her wedding day. With her father in Peru, she felt that my DH would be perfect to step in and take her daddy's place and she would then have him take a picture and send to her father for his final approval of the selection my husband had picked. Of course the veil and headpiece DH selected was given a winning approval by her father. During the time she was looking at the tiara's before a selection was made by my DH, he was able to shoot through the double pane glass case and catch her looking at the various tiara's without her knowing he was photographing her. I am sure you are wondering how many pictures were taken leading up to their nuptials for this wedding journal..we had taken close to 3500 and then took additional 1500 for the wedding and reception itself. So all in all it was around 5000 give or take. It took them quite awhile to select their main photographs for their album, but in the end, it was beautiful and they had the original 3500 for memories in the years to come. To end the story they are now living in Peru.

14 comments:

Carisa said...

this is absolutely stunning - i love all your photo cards.

Anita Hovey said...

Amazing story. Beautiful pic & layout.

Martha said...

its beautiful and amazing story

shellpole said...

A wonderful story and an absolutely divine card!

Angela said...

Wow, this is fabulous and what a great photo...

xiumaiyuki said...

what a beautiful photo and such a sweet story. what an honor it was for your DH. :)

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous setting for the photo! The photo is great too! You and your husband are very talented!

MollyD said...

gorgeous...I love how you use photos!!

stampin abi said...

WOW!

Laurel DeViney said...

Beautiful story and card!

Joanne Travis said...

What an exquisite photograph and I love the way this is showcased. So very beautiful.

Thanks for your nice comments on my blog, Deb. The stained glass image with the cross is an older image by Rubber Stampede. Hope you had a very blessed Easter!
Joanne

Linda B said...

What a gorgeous picture AND a wonderful story! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. You and your DH were truly blessed to be a part of their journey:)

Viv said...

So beautiful,so professional. This has to class as one of the finest example of a wedding card I've seen in along long time.
Hugs and Smiles
Viv xx

Kathie McGuire said...

Oh, such a classic beauty!! This is just wonderful!

TFS!
Kathie McGuire