Sometimes throughout the season, I get a wedding or two that I am constantly thinking about every day as it gets closer. This was the wedding that I did that with this year. I’m not sure if it was because it was my last big wedding of the year, or that it was in a completely new area, or that the potential was there for absolutely gorgeous images and I just needed to figure out how to make it all work on the day. We had only met Katie and Dan one time prior to this. We met at the beautiful St. Mary’s Parish in downtown Annapolis, discussed a few details, scoped out some areas, and then parted ways and planned to see each other again on the big day.
The most important part for me as a photographer (and this is true for many) is developing a bond with my clients. Sometimes I get to spend more time with some people and less with others, but I’ve never once felt like I didn’t click with a couple. However, Katie and Dan were one of those couples that I felt like I’ve known and been friends with for years. The logistics of the day were a little complicated and required some shuttling and finding parking in a crowded spot in downtown Annapolis on a Saturday which on a wedding day, you would think would be disastrous. To my pleasant surprise, we were never thrown off schedule once. The bridal party stayed cool and collected, the newlyweds never once let any kind of stress take over. We lost a credit card after snagging an all important and what seemed to be the only open parking spot in the dock area. I didn’t care, it was only a minor snag on what ended up being a perfect day.