Jessica and Matt are two of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. They were engaged in late 2019, several months before the pandemic mania struck us. They’ve set two wedding dates so far and have had to reschedule both because of surges in Covid-19. Have they complained? Not that I’m aware of. They have truly mastered the art of making lemonade out of lemons. They have been an incredible example of patience and empathy and I’m grateful to have them as clients! Their concern for others has outweighed their need for a traditional wedding day.
After postponing their nuptials two times, they tired of waiting, which is understandable. They got creative and decided to go to the courthouse to take care of the legal aspect, and then the two of them met me at Rushton Park in downtown Birmingham to exchange their vows. And you know what, it was beautiful! You can’t get more intimate than three people. I feel pretty fortunate to have witnessed it!
After their brief ceremony in the park, we traveled to Automatic Seafood and Oysters in Birmingham. I documented the first fifteen minutes. They sipped champagne and appeased me by feeding each other oysters; it sounded like a fun photo opportunity. It was good for a laugh, and they were great sports!
At some point, even with a camera in hand, you start to feel a little like a third wheel so I ducked out and let them soak up one another. It was such a special afternoon! They turned a huge disappointment into a beautiful memory of an intimate vow exchange on a gorgeous, early fall afternoon. I’m so happy for them! Congratulations to the beautiful couple! I wish them all the best and hopefully they’ll get to have the celebration they deserve in 2022!
It’s times like these that make me thankful once again that I get to do what I do! I really enjoy photographing couples. If you’d like to view more photos of couples, please check out this gallery of images.