There are few things worse on your wedding day than seeing the sky fill up with dark clouds and the wind begin to pick up. But in Seattle, it happens – probably more than we’d care to imagine. I was shooting the wedding of David and Johanna with the awesome Fred Soo last weekend – yes, the same weekend as all those boudoir shoots! – when just that happened. They put on brave faces and began the ceremony outside, but after five minutes of torrential rain, someone decided to call it a day and we moved back inside.
You’d expect, perhaps, that this killed the ceremony – but in fact I felt that it really added something. The cosiness of everyone huddling under the sea of umbrellas, the joyous laughter-filled walk back to the buildings under the huppa, the sense of warmth and relief as the ceremony resumed under a canopy of glass … It was during these moments that I found my favorite images, and it will certainly be a ceremony to be remembered.
I hope to share more over the next week or two; for now, a photo of the bridal party, making their way from the wet ceremony to the dry, under the huppa.
I’m going to cry this is so beautiful. Mazel Tov!
You have a gift, Kate. I was drawn to your wedding photo on the “everybody” slot on flickr’s home page, and I haven’t opened up one of those in MONTHS. It was so wonderful that I had to keep looking at your work. You have a gift for making stunningly HUMAN photographs that are beautiful and revealing and spontaneous and polished all at once. “Spontaneity is the essence of soul,” Albert North Whitehead.
I have made some wonderful flickr friends in London, the British sense of humor is right down my line even though I’m, by heritage, an East European Jew. I absolutely love the above picture!
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