As awesome as meeting and working with new people is, it’s also great to work with old friends. And as great and exciting as weddings can be, working without a deadline or timeline is pretty awesome too. That’s exactly the situation I found myself in on New Year’s Eve as I drove up to Richard and Alex’s house (you may remember them from this blog post) preparing to take photos of Chandni and Logan’s wedding.
Like so many people during Covid, they had planned a large gathering full of friends, family, and good times. As Covid continued to cause delays, they finally shut that down, and pivoted to a quiet ceremony in the Hudson Valley, officiated by their friend Richard, catered by his husband Alex, and witnessed by yours truly.
With a target of 5pm for their ceremony, and looking only for some good sunset photos, we were definitely not beholden to a tight schedule. The drinks were flowing, jokes were quick, and Logan’s allergic reaction to an eye cream did nothing to dampen anyone’s spirits.
In the end, we missed the sunset by a mile. Chandni & Logan instead got married in near darkness with town lights twinkling in the valley below. A much different feel to a wedding, and one I could definitely get used to from time-to-time.