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KEERTHI + MARK – PART ONE

Here is the first of three posts from Keerthi and Mark’s wedding.  The ceremony was at Christ United Methodist church.  It was my first time there, and I was stoked to find an awesome little cove with lots of green for their first look.

Recently, I have found myself being drawn to the moments of a wedding day even more.  There were some great moments throughout the day and the images below are just some from the start of the day through the ceremony.  Enjoy!  More images are coming soon.

STUDIO 1524 SHOOT

A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from Olivia who has been one of my great friends for several years.  She is a wonderful entrepreneur who not only runs a spectacular catering company, but she has expanded to provide couture rentals and planning services as well.

The images below show off her amazing style, and we will be doing more work for her websites in the coming months to make sure her awesome work gets shown properly.

Check out her work at Delectables Catering and Studio 1524  and a special thanks to Kamesha of Ava Loren Design for the beautiful custom invitations.

RACONTEURS SERIES – THE GRANDFATHER

I absolutely love this image because it embodies everything that is wonderful about family relationships that can be captured on a wedding day.  A few days before Kacie and Jeremy’s wedding in May of 2010, her grandfather went into the hospital.

She wasn’t sure if he would be released to make it to the wedding.  We received word before the wedding that he checked out against medical advice and had told the people at the hospital that he would NOT miss his granddaughter’s wedding.  They delayed the start of the ceremony a bit for him to arrive and be wheeled to the front row.

After the ceremony, she asked if I would capture an image of her and her sister with their grandfather.  When they leaned in and kissed him on the cheek, you could see the overwhelming emotion that filled his heart to be there with his precious granddaughters.

September of that year, I received an email from Kacie that her grandfather had passed away.  Every time I see this image, I am reminded of what an incredible privilege it is for me to document a wedding day.  With all of the details and hoopla of weddings, I think it’s vital to pause and take in the moments that are genuinely priceless.

RACONTEURS SERIES – THE AISLE

One of the TV shows that I always found fascinating is VH1 Storytellers.  For those who might be unfamiliar with it, music artists get the chance to perform their favorite songs and take the time to tell the story behind the songs and the experiences that influenced them.

If you’ve been around me for very long, then you’ve probably seen me wearing one of my Raconteurs t-shirts.  The Raconteurs, whose name means storyteller, just happens to be one of my all time favorite bands.

I thought had this wonderful idea to post some of my favorite images and tell you what makes them special to me.  And so begins my RACONTEURS series of posts.

I refer to this shot affectionately as “The Aisle”.  Several years ago, I was photographing Sarah & Adam’s wedding at the gorgeous Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Central when this moment just happened.  It’s so easy to get locked in on one thing, especially when it is a fun bride and groom, but I’ve found that sometimes it is a good thing to pull away from the camera for a moment and look around.

I was crouching down to get a different angle when out of the corner of my eye, I saw a little girl squirming her way past her grandmother to try and get a peek down the aisle.  Fortunately, I was able to turn the camera and focus on her just in time to get her looking down the aisle.

It was such an incredible moment to capture her joy as she caught a glimpse of the couple at the altar. And this photo is always a reminder to me to be on the lookout for those little moments that are happening all around me on a wedding day.

May 8, 2013 - 10:10 pm

Meosha Williams - This photo is beyond words. Its amazing to say the least. I love the way you approach your photography. Its clean but its thoughtful and from my eyes, very genuine.

I was Keerthi’s makeup artist on her wedding day. Meosha is my name and I love your work. I cant wait to get some prints from you!