From Carolyn and John Jr’s private vows at dusk (image above shared with permission from photographer Dennis Reggie) to Elizabeth and Conrad’s Beverly Hills blowout, and from Dolly and Carl’s stick-it-to-the-label elopement to Ronald and Nancy’s Spring afternoon in the San Fernando Valley. Some of them, America’s sweethearts, and others a bit more divisive. Nonetheless, these are weddings we look back on with reverence. But what makes them special? They vary completely in guest count and decorum. They could not have been more different in planning processes and post-nuptial publicity.
Each of these wedding days, though, were held with the freedom in hand to celebrate in whatever way seemed suitable to the soon-to-be newlyweds. Each of these “I do”s were, more than anything, boiling over with the eagerness to be further bound to the one they loved. Details came secondarily. The sense of celebration itself was second nature.
After a year of not knowing quite where we were headed, our appreciation for what we do in this industry has been reformed. Whether it’s a family-only ceremony or a 500 person affair we are, more than anything, simply grateful when we get to hear the words “I do”. This Independence Day especially, we’re taking a moment to truly take stock of the liberties we’re allowed merely as a result of where we live and work.
We can’t wait to look back on the weddings we shoot this year with the same esteem and admiration we place on the “classics”. Each of them brimming with love and excitement, each of them giving us new purpose in our charge. What was once an expectation is now greeted with an indebted embrace, knowing that our freedoms came at a cost.
Suffice to say, there’s so much to celebrate! We hope you have a very fun and safe Fourth of July weekend.