Now I've only shot one other wedding before for my friends Frank and Dawn so I wasn't sure if I had the best credentials to be their photographer but Jess apparently quite likes some of the pictures I've taken so she thought I would be perfect for Mallory & Michael. Needing the practice - and always looking for an excuse to go to Vermont - I said 'sure' and made the drive up to Chester early yesterday morning on what was a rather cold but very pretty day.
If I had any trepidation about how well things were going to go, that was pretty much alleviated when I met the two young people who had decided to skip all the hoopla and foolishness and make their special day about themselves and not everyone else. They do plan on having a more elaborate service in about a year but for now they just wanted to share their love with each other and become husband and wife in a simple ceremony in a romantic setting.
I'm going to share just a few photos with you as I still have a lot of editing to do on all of the photos that I took but there is no doubt in my mind that these two are quite in love as it's very easy to see that shining through in their pictures and I wish them nothing but happiness as their love continues to grow with each and every day.
Oh, and may I just say that it's darned hard to hold the camera steady and take pictures when you're trying not to cry along with the bride. I am always, and will forever be, a hopeless romantic!
Their wedding cake that Jess made - it was so cute!
Mallory's beautiful bouquet
Mallory reads her vows to Michael
Michael & Mallory at the town gazebo
Tea for two!
Enjoying their champagne!
Like I said, love really IS a many splendord thing, isn't it?