It was not long after I got home from shooting Kirsten and Troy’s wedding at The West End Ballroom that I messaged a friend online. Kirsten reminded me very much of her. I told my friend it’s my greatest hope that she’d look as happy as Kirsten was on her own eventual wedding day. Having shot hundreds of weddings over the years, this is the highest compliment I can give a couple. Seeing two people happy, fully in the moment, looking into each others eyes and knowing the rest of the world is just falling away. I see that through the viewfinder and I genuinely smile. In that instant, what do I feel as a photographer? I feel happiness, optimism, hope for the future. I feel honored to be the one there to help capture it, and in such moments I am reminded why I do what I do.
The evening was vintage themed, with accents calling back to the roaring 1920’s. The place settings, even the metal work on the guest chairs. Live music was on hand by the incredible Jumptown Big Band. It was an awesome party, and it was clear those in attendance had a great time.
For Kirsten and Troy, you make a lovely couple and the day went wonderfully. I wish you and your family all the best.
Wedding at West End Ballroom