On this day, two years ago, Lisa and I got married in Clifton, VA. Our wedding was beautiful, fun, and really reflected who we are as people. When I think back to our wedding day, I have no regrets, and truly remember it as one of the best days of my life. The ceremony was conducted by one of Lisa’s long time friends, Gerry Larkin, who is a Buddhist monk. Whenever people hear that, they immediately assume that we are buddhists. We are not. Though the ceremony was officiated by Gerry, there was also a poetry reading by my sister, and a passage from the Bible, read by my grandfather who is an Episcopalian minister. Our faith lies somewhere in the middle of all three of those (and yes, we consider poetry a faith–both being creative writing teachers at local high schools). I can’t believe that it has only been two years!
This may not be about my wedding photography, per se, but I wanted to take a moment to thank the real brains behind this operation, my wife, for being so understanding and supportive of my photography. It is not easy being married to a wedding photographer. We tend to be workaholics…. we are booked just about every Saturday, and spend all of Sunday recovering. We take our cameras….everywhere. We drag our spouses unwillingly into camera and electronics stores. We edit photos into the wee hours of the morning, and all too often, we expect our spouses to just “understand.”
Not only does Lisa understand my obsession, she supports it(proof postive, she just bought me a shootsac!). She is the brains and the backbone behind my web presence, my marketing, and my organization. She tells me when I have misspelled my own name, and she tells me when my blog posts sound like someone I’m not. I can’t thank her enough for all the time and effort she has put into helping me create my website and structure my business. To put it simply, I couldn’t have done it without her.