11 Jun The One | Molly + Spencer
I’ve said it a million times, and it’s likely I’ll say it a million more…
I could not shoot a wedding without Ed.
There as many types of wedding ceremonies as there are couples, so each one is different. Some include religious and/or cultural ceremonies. Some are very traditional, while others include personal touches like hand-written vows. Some are over an hour in length, some only 10 minutes. Each one is as personal as the two people pledging their lives to each other.
But one thing is always the same: the ceremony is the most important, sacred part of the day.
Having a second shooter ensures that I don’t miss a thing, no matter how long the ceremony may be. Molly and Spencer had a short ceremony, only 10-15 minutes long. It’s during these shorter occasions that Ed’s help is greatly appreciated! I don’t have as much time to move around and capture all the angles, so knowing he has my back always puts me at ease!
This photo is one that Ed captured during the ceremony as Molly and Spencer exchanged rings. I was in the back, near the center of the isle, getting the “safe” shot that included both of them. But Ed could get in a little tighter and focus on Molly’s face.
She was understandably emotional on her wedding day, and especially so during the ceremony! I love this shot so much because as she looked up at her groom while she placed the ring on his finger, a single tear rolled down her cheek.
Because I was farther away, I didn’t even notice that she was crying. But Ed did! And he captured it beautifully. Thank God for him!
Here’s what Ed has to say about this shot:
The look on her face says it all, and capturing moments like this is what makes my job so amazing! She is about to put the ring, the never ending circle, the symbol of forever, on her soon-to-be for-real husband’s finger, and with tears in her eyes repeat those words, “With this ring, I thee wed…”. Their day was super smooth and relaxed and everyone was enjoying the day. You couldn’t even tell that Molly was actually holding back the emotions that were building inside. She saw her dad before getting into her dress, and that was the first hint of the excitement that was about to explode inside her. A few little tears were shed during that moment, but she composed herself to finish getting dressed and to take bridal party photos with her bridesmaids. The rest of those tears made their appearance as she walked down the isle to her future husband. She was happy…
Thank you, Molly and Spencer, for sharing your special day with us. Your love and happiness radiates around you and touches everyone who has the pleasure of being in your company. We wish you the very best and can’t wait to see you again for the preview session!