As many of you know, I am attracted to reality in my photography. It goes deeper than that – I want to capture your soul and print it on paper (I wish people would print more on true fine art papers…..it is starting to become a lost art for a generation tied to their phones). I don’t blog too many of the “standard” wedding images showing the details (giving us a taste into how much you did or didn’t spend), the typical posed group photos, the bridal party being silly, etc. Weddings are fun….a joy…..I wouldn’t trade my job for the world, but I just can’t repetitively show the same thing time and time again. I have to have capture feelings. It’s why I frequently blog images in black and white, to not distract. I love to simplify.
This particular photo is an image where I was watching Courtney and Kip for reactions during their toasts. Kip lost his mother not too long ago and when Courtney’s father started speaking about how proud she would be of her son, Kip couldn’t help but show some emotion. Courtney leaned in to her new husband and softly gave him a kiss.
To me, this is what we celebrate. Love. There is no better example than the image below. Kip is expressing love for his mom, Courtney is expressing love for her husband. In the background, you can see the look of concern….the love of a friend. All three examples wrapped into one image.
Enjoy. I certainly did.
Wedding: The Omni Homestead
Rob Garland is the owner of Rob Garland Photographers, an award winning Charlottesville wedding photographer that specializes in wedding photojournalism and fine art printing. Rob prides himself on a classic, intuitive, heartfelt documentation with the utmost in visual integrity. He has documented many destination weddings throughout the U.S. and abroad as well as Charlottesville weddings at many of our outstanding local venues. Rob loves imagery that fails to go in and out of style and personal touches that make each wedding unique.