I always said I'd never use my camera at a close friend's wedding.
But I believe I'd say differently now.
I've known Jared since the early nineties, when all we cared about was action figures & wrestling each other. We lived together when he & Stephanie began dating. We've been alongside each other for many an adventure, both for fun & for work. And somewhere along the line of watching him & Stephanie - and more importantly because of their graciousness - we all decided that I would bring my camera along on their wedding day.
I can say this. I see & experience weddings - and life, for that matter - a bit differently through a viewfinder. I like that. I was grateful on their wedding day, and I'm even more grateful here & now to have been just a small part & a witness to it all. The result was one of the funner weekends I've had, & a stack of pictures of which I'm more proud than most.
Be sure to click the play button, too, for a bit of accompanying audio. (And, to see the entire thing set to motion & music, head over to Vimeo.)