Angeleah & Phillip opened up a whole new world of meaning for the word ‘wedding’ when they asked me to photograph theirs. As a wedding photographer & as someone who is a part of so many weddings each year, the morning seemed familiar enough at the beginning, I went to the groom’s house & took the photos I expected & planned to take & then I went to the bride’s house where the first 20 minutes went as I expected them to go. But then we made our way outside the house (where I had more familiar plans & expectations), only to find waiting for us musicians playing traditional Greek music & Angeleah’s whole family encircled in anticipation – cheering & dancing & clapping! Bride, father, sister, mother, grandfather & more all broke into traditional Greek dancing & into one of the most beautiful bridal preparations I have ever seen & felt a part off. To see how each family member willingly gave their blessing to Angeleah, to see what great expectations they each had for her future marriage & with what willingness they showed their investment & acceptance into a greater family, was awe-inspiring to me. The rest of the day was filled with what I can only call pure bliss & sunshine – Angeleah & Phillip had a happiness & excitement radiating from them the entire day – nothing could phase them, hinder them or hamper the beginning to an extraordinary life together. Angeleah & Phillip, on my behalf, thank you & may God bless each day ahead of you with the same (if not more) happiness you let me witness on the first of many!

January 19th, 2013 - 5:02 am

Julian Beattie - Awesome shots, love the black & white portraits!

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