The Marriage of a Family

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  1. elsaspet

    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    Ok, I admit it. I actually shed some tears of my own at this one.
    This is a marriage of an entire family. The bride and groom are in my age group, and for each of them, this is a second chance of happily ever after.
    Together, they bring 6 children into the marriage . It was very important to them to include the children as an intrigal part of the ceremony. All the children were included in the wedding party, and the center peice of the wedding was a giant unity candle lighting. Their eldest daughter, who is a member of NCSI, took leave from Germany to attend. The bride was given away by the groom's son.
    I can honestly say, that I've never had the pleasure of witnessing such a touching event.
    Adding to the emotional element, it was a Christmas wedding. They had gifts for all the guests, and decorated everything in beautiful Christmas decor.
    The band was also amazing. They talked the lead singer into singer opera, and he did. Everyone sat down to watch him sing. He had a total of 5 oncores. He sang in French, Italian, English, and Russian.
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    all that comes to mind is WOW...especially the first photo of the shoes

    geez at the guy with the light in number 11....kind of almost ruins the shot and her eyes look like she is a vampire....lol

    #14---why couldn't i get that treatment at my wedding reception?

    #16...love love love this.....band almost looks like the new ring i gave hubby for xmas.
     
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    I like #11 a lot, but the flash from the person at the table is kind of distracting to me. I agree with Teresa though. I really love the picture of the shoes. Also the violinist is a gorgeous shot.
     
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    Thanks guys. The more you get to know me, the more you will find I work outside of the box most of the time.
    The "flash shot" is my favorite of the bunch. My reasoning is, that it is "unexpected". Keep in mind, they have over 800 shots overall. :)
    Anyhoo, thank you for looking, and thank you as well for your kind words and advice. It's always appreciated!
     
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    Gorgeous as usual! (Little bitty groom though. lol [at 6'1" I notice these things]).

    I am still drawn to the emotion of the entire series [of any event]. There are strong images and weak images but if is done well as a whole, that's what I consider successful. That's not an "editorial" necessarily on this post, but your work as a whole is very consistent. Every post... every time. Crud... I'm thinking about hiring you to photograph our wedding again! Well maybe our 20th anniversary (Keep November 19th open!) ;o)
     
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    Hehe. Yes, he was almost a foot shorter than the bride in her heels, but what confidence the man had. All he knew was that he was getting hitched to a long legged hot chick, and he was a happy camper.
    Got the date still open my friend! It would be an honor.
    Thank you for your wonderful words.
     
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    i'd ask you to shoot our wedding if we got remarried but there aint no way in hell or heaven or earth that i can afford you!
     
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    Thank you Teresa. That is really sweet!
     
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    If you keep up with her... you'll be there someday. I know that we [you and I] have disagreed on some things, but you have a golden opportunity! Use it.
     
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    Outstanding work, as usual. Very special couple, you did a great job capturing the moment.
     

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