When I Cried Taking a Couple's Wedding Portraits

It's common for me to reminisce about my past couples and families from over the years. But I thought that I would take a new spin on it.

Dearest Jeffrey & Jason.

They got married back in October of 2014. That alone is making me shake my head. It feels like just yesterday yet it has been almost 3 years.

I've told their story before, but, for those of you that aren't stalkers...

Jeffrey & Jason are related to another one of my favorite couples, Alicia & Derek. When Alicia & Derek were married at Clay Hill Farms, I was immediately drawn to Jeffrey & Jason. They were two peas in a pod. So obviously happy with each other... completely at home. I naturally gravitate towards such honestly happy couples.

As soon as I found out they were engaged, I came right out and said it. "Once you set a date, call me and I will be there (as long as I'm not booked)." I normally take on a very small group of weddings each year and rarely book over two per month. But sometimes I break my own rules.

Fast forward until October 12, 2014... a gorgeous, fall day... a delightful wedding weekend at one of Maine's treasured campgrounds... and plaid. Lots and lots of plaid.

Now for my confession.

When it came time for their formal portraits, I had to take a moment to compose myself as I broke down in tears. It's not unusual to gear teary eyed (those father/daughter dances have a way at pulling my heart strings after all). Yet this time I was downright crying. Crying... because (I'll be honest) my daughter will grow up in a state where everyone that wants to get married can do so. If any couple should be married, it is Jeffrey & Jason. Love like theirs is so true and deep. Being married to each other is the most formal way of recognizing that. And so I cried.

Thank you to Alicia & Derek and Jeffrey & Jason for letting me capture the story of their wedding days and be a part of your family's tale. I am so very honored to this day.