I am breaking the rules today for Teaser Tuesday. Usually I pick one image from my most recent wedding but Saturday’s wedding gets two.
This past weekend I had the honor of traveling to Leesburg, Virginia to document the wedding of good friend and fellow wedding photographer Eric Laurits to Emily Spero Smith. Getting the call to photograph the wedding of a fellow photographer is always exciting as well as intimidating but I love a challenge so I was thrilled to be asked.
I will elaborate more on this unique wedding that included lawn darts, dogs, wood-fired pizza, a 5K, and organic donuts at a later date but for now here are two images that in my opinion sum up the story of the weekend. They wanted their wedding to be meaningful and fun and they got just that.
The first is Emily and Eric during the ceremony. I love this image as it really captures these two perfectly. Their ceremony was packed full of meaningful things including the lighting of four sparklers as a symbolic homage to Eric’s time as a camp counselor. What they did not expect was the smoke and which direction the wind was blowing. I love how they both found themselves gagging and laughing at not only the smoke but how hard it was to light each one. These two are perfect for each other in their ability to be both deep and silly at the same time. This photo embodies those traits perfectly in my opinion.
The other aspect of their lives that is very important to both Eric and Emily is family. It was wonderful to be able to witness how close these two are with their families. One particular relationship that was striking to me was Emily and her father. I love this image of Emily’s father having trouble holding back tears while talking about his daughter during his toast to the couple.