Taylor and Tim, and their dog Roger, have been busy this summer making the most of summer life. Thankfully for me, they’re patient and have been quietly waiting on me to get their slideshow video put together. They’re happy with how the slideshow turned out, which in turn means so am I!
Taylor contacted about shooting his and Tim's wedding 16 months before their wedding date. Immediately I knew I could work with these guys. Planners to the end, they were a step ahead of me on everything, almost always sending me an email the day before I had a reminder set to let me know it was time to reach out to them.
Our first session was an engagement session in New Haven, CT. I spent a year living in New Haven, so it was great for me to get back to New Haven and see the area again. More importantly, I got to know Tim & Taylor better, and see how much they care for each other, and the way they interact. Their dog, Roger, was a hoot to work with as well.
A year later I was in Milford, CT working with these two wonderful grooms once again. As expected, Taylor was laid back and in a "go-with-the-flow" attitude, and Tim was a one-man organizing machine. When it came time to get the groups together, he took the reigns - which is fine by me - and kept the area in front of my camera constantly full to maximize the time I had with the wedding party. After their ceremony, he wrangled the family like a pro, and put people to work helping me ensure everyone was visible and smiling. If nothing else, Tim might just have a career in people herding in his future!
Matt confided with me a few days before the wedding that he was being careful with his food. While we all know of brides being concerned they'll fit their dress, Matt had the same concern with his tux. While on vacation with Lisa in Vietnam, he had his tux custom made for the wedding, which at the time was still over a year away. Not that he should've been concerned -- on the day of the wedding Matt cut a striking look in his custom tux.
Matt and Lisa's wedding was literally an all-day affair. I arrived at the venue at 10am to start taking photos of them getting ready, and didn't leave that night until the sparks of a bonfire was shooting sparks high into the air. A day that starts with coffee and ends with Whoopie Pies while guests sing around a fire is a pretty good day in my book.