I’m a run-of-the-mill American with no particular cultural history to call my own. My life only has brief glimpses of my heritage. Povitica and Shortbread at Christmastime are a few of the hallmarks. Jennifer and Joe, on the other hand, have a rich Korean heritage woven through the tapestry of their lives. Their wedding day was no different! They skillfully combined the “American” wedding with what they call “old school Korea”. We enjoyed every second being submerged in and capturing wedding traditions we don’t see every day.
My heritage is fairly generic, too. A few years ago, however, my mom was reunited with her birth mother after 50 years of separation. I was able to meet my newfound grandma too… it was cool to become connected to another part of my genetic history as well as the fact that she is fully Scottish and her family actually has a town and castle in Scotland named after them. Maybe that’s the reason that I could watch Braveheart weekly while sipping a MaCallan (cask strength) single malt in my hand.
I love the invitation to photograph rich traditions, intricate relationships, and incredible families. Jennifer and Joe’s culture of respect and hierarchy, though unfamiliar, was engaging and refreshing. Their wedding in Denver at the Curtis Hotel was, for lack of better words, perfect. Be sure to take a peek at their Engagement Session at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Jason’s Favorite Picture: Love the image below on the right – props to Gina for seeing the reflection of buildings in the marble wall. Lovely!
Gina’s Favorite Picture: I love the picture below (bottom-right). Jennifer’s mom, totally full of glee, wishing for many grandchildren.