I’m going to warn you up front that my “take” will be off topic. Jason and I go through song obsessions. Right now our favorite song is “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Throughout wedding season, we are constantly away from “home”; engagement shoots, weddings, meetings… not to mention our family activities! Sometimes we don’t know whether we’re coming or going and feel like we spend more time in our car than our bed! I love this lyric “home is wherever I’m with you.” Hello, reality check! It doesn’t matter if we’re driving home from Vail after a long wedding day, networking with other wedding vendors, or sitting on the couch watching The Office. As long as Jason and I are together, that’s where “home” is. Funny how you can learn profound concepts from unexpected places (like a quirky song)!
Single malt scotch is one of the worlds greatest ice-breakers. Those that love it can talk about it for hours. Those of us, in this tribe of scotch enthusiasts, dream of visiting distilleries in Scotland, talk of our favorite casks, and brag about the most expensive scotch we’ve sampled.
Julia happened to mention, during our first meeting with them, that her father loved scotch. Mental note taken and called upon at the wedding. During the cocktail hour, I noticed that he was standing alone. I made my move… went over to him and happened to notice that he was, of course, sipping on scotch. Thus, the conversation ensued, kinship formed, and an important connection was made. Little moments of connection like this are an essential part of being a photographer. By creating a quick bond with Julia’s father, the barrier between photographer and subject was diminished – thus allowing for him to feel at ease whenever I was around.
Julia and Brian are perfect for each other – relaxed, casual, playful, and wonderfully engaged with each other and their amazing group of friends and family.