Everyone brings layers of meaning to every gathering they attend; their personal history, their hopes and goals, their experience, their relationships. Can we ever truly share an experience together? Perhaps we are always experiencing facets of the same event, even as we attend it together.
After hundreds of weddings, I am even more enamored by the newness, the unique combination of events and people and emotion, that each wedding brings. I bring the memories and experiences from past weddings I’ve documented, but each wedding is a new opportunity, a new set of photographic challenges, a unique moment in time that I get to be a part of.
The wedding of Mindy and Peter in Madison brought another layer of meaning for me – I had not been back to the Lussier Center since my own wedding several years ago. It was such a pleasure to see the joy-filled, sun-drenched beautiful prairie view to celebrate their marriage, to hear happy conversations and jokes about their loving relationship, to watch them share a first dance together.