So many of the photographs that you have taken hold so much meaning for us. The engagement photos, the wedding photos, our family photo shoot. In many ways you are the documenters of our entire relationship. We have only been together for five years (our first date was 9/23/09). The walls in our house and the photos in frames on our shelves are close to 50% images that you have taken, including one of the best portraits ever of Moxie, our dog, who sadly passed away this spring.
For our wedding, it is hard to narrow it down to one photograph, however. We are honored that a portrait of us is featured in such a major way in your studio and in your bridal show booth, but that is because it is a great image, and you are mostly responsible for its greatness (some credit goes to the dress and the shoes peeking out from behind the emoticon). The fact is, we would love that image even if it wasn't of us -- it is simply a great photograph.
For us, the meaningful "image" is the photobooth series that you "choreographed" and has hung on a prominent wall in each of the homes we have lived in since we were married.
SO MANY OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES ARE FEATURED, AND THEY REPRESENT THE DAY SO WELL (YOU CAN ALMOST FEEL THE LATE JULY HUMIDITY EMANATING FROM THE BODIES). THEY ARE ALSO A GREAT CONVERSATION STARTER, AS THERE ARE SO MANY STORIES CAPTURED SUCCINCTLY IN THOSE FEW IMAGES.
And yes, new stories have emerged: when Heidi, Sondra's sister, and her then boyfriend, John, broke up, we weren't sure how to handle it. The pictures work so well together, and this was the only image of Heidi, so we didn't want to remove it. Instead, we fashioned a small paper bag out of brown paper, and we placed it carefully over John's head, where it remains to this day.
- Sondra and Ben -