I stood on the lawn at the edge of the world and stared out into a blank canvas of darkness, as a warm blanket of cool evening breeze floated through the air . It rolled up from the water and sashayed through the palm trees, certain of itself that no one would mind its being there. It crissed and it crossed its way across the expanse of the sweeping lawn….then it would wrap all around me for just a second before running away. Tap me on the shoulder and then be gone again. Above me a million stars lay tucked away amid a patchwork quilt of cotton ball clouds. It was as if the entire world was breathing in.
I took a second…and I breathed it in too.
Behind me a soft glow was coming from the house and the sounds of the Digital Underground floated on the breeze. Inside that house was a couple that I love, soaking in every last minute of the most perfect day. A day that had been made just for them. Beside me Justin & Carlos talked f-stops and long exposures as they set up the night shot and painted with light.
I closed my eyes. And my heart was so full.
For three days we had been at work with back to back to back weddings. Making hotel reservations and catching flights and figuring out timelines. And now standing there at the end of the third day under a blanket of stars in Miami and wrapped in the warmth of the most perfect breeze…I finally started to realize that this is what it means for us to be at work. And a thousand pictures of a life less extraordinary flashed through my head. A life that could have been. A life that I came so close to. I opened my eyes and smiled up at the starry sky.
And my grateful heart overflowed out of my chest and sashayed down toward the palm trees, certain of itself that no one would mind its being there.
For those of you following along with us on twitter, you saw that Justin & I had the crown royale of wedding photography this weekend: the triple header!! We shot our first two in CT on Friday and Saturday, and then flew out Sunday morning for our third: a destination wedding in Miami, Fl. And for that one we had the phenomenal Carlos Baez along to shoot with us, which was a blast! We obviously have a TON to catch up on, but I’m going to try to get these up as fast as I can. Cause I can’t wait for you guys to see everything!
So for now, here’s a litte sneak peak of a shot I grabbed yesterday!