Four months. That’s how long it took me to get this wedding blogged. If you’re a future AP Bride, don’t worry… Kelly and David had their full gallery LONG before this! I feel like every one knows the details of this wedding, but if not, I’ll give you the short version. David and Kelly’s wedding fell on the hottest day of the year. I remember seeing the temperature mid day at 122. To say I was nervous heading into that day would be an understatement. I bought a camel back, a cooling towel, liquid IV, and gulped water for a week leading up to their day because I was terrified I would pass out. We made the decision before portraits to do them in 5 minute spurts, alternating between 10 min cool offs in the house. Everyone was roasting. It was impossible not to. I noticed David sweating, but who wasn’t. We knocked out the bridal party pictures and were moving on the bride and groom shots. We were about 5 min when I made the call to stop. David was soaked. I was worried I was pushing too hard – so knowing we had the whole evening I told them go cool off until the ceremony. Kelly’s parents had a tent put up to block the savage sun bearing down on us all. Everything went off without a hitch. I am sure I was pestering Kelly and David but I knew we still had a quite a few pictures get… but I could also sense that something wasn’t right. David was struggling… I could tell he felt awful. I talked to Kelly and we agreed, the rest of the pictures could wait for another day. I’ve never done that before and even knowing they would be done in the future, I left that wedding feeling like I had forgotten something. It was there until we made up the Bride and Groom photos a month later. I saw David at the carnival a couple of weeks later. He filled me in and basically he felt way worse than he had lead on. I could have seriously harmed him if I had pushed him into those pictures that day. Thank goodness for that still small voice.
We had snow during their engagement session, extreme heat during their wedding, and had to reschedule their makeup bride and groom pictures because of Hurricane Dorian. We went through the gambit of extreme weather! HA! All of these things, of course, can be stressful… but ya know what? It happens. It’s life. And ALLLLL these things tie together in the end and make for THE BEST memories. It’s these little differences, these little hiccups that make variety and excitement. At the end of the day they were married. That was all that mattered.
So given all this, why should the blog post be any different? Well… I don’t agree there. This should have been up weeks ago. 🙁
Thank you so much Kelly and David! You guys have been absolutely amazing clients and friends through this whole process! Thank you for your flexibility and understanding! I am so glad this isn’t the end of our working relationship! <3 <3