I remember waking up at around 4am in my hotel…gathering my gear and heading down to the lobby. If we had any hope of catching the Eiffel Tower without swarms of people, it had to be at sunrise. And the Parisian sky did no disappoint. It was in this city that Alli and Freddy had met, and we had decided to return to the city of light in celebration of their engagement and upcoming wedding.
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I have found that it is a key element to quality, honest, and captivating work as wedding photography - the element of trust. When a couple offers it to you as an artist, the canvas is blank you are given the chance to create in the midst of realtime moments of lasting emotional impact and gravity. All the more, that trust is a profound gift when the bride herself is an artist.
Over the years, I have realized that the role of wedding photographer often means being entrusted with the intimacy and emotion of each couple’s story.
It always feels like I never have enough time in Ann Arbor. I didn’t attend the University of Michigan but over the years I have photographed a handful of weddings and engagements in the city, and I have grown to love the town immensely.
There was no way around it. If this failed, there would be no way to hide it. All the prep, all the promotion, all the expectation...all culminating with the possibility of me calling the whole thing off. That is the thing with visions and dreams and risk and failure. They all seem to often go hand in hand.
it was quite the year indeed...amazing all the things this past year held! looking back on a few of the images from this year leaves me grateful. grateful for the clients, friends, family and strangers who let me point a camera in their direction...and grateful, that 2014 has adventures unknown, just waiting to be experienced! here is to the year we had, and the year to come...nathan english photography is excited!!
what a beautiful way to say goodbye to 2013! despite the cold and snow, al and anita traveled up from sunny florida for their wedding this past december. being close to family here in michigan was simply a big priority for them, and i was fortunate enough to be a part of the celebration...a gloriously sunny day at spring lake country club, with the flair of the 'sunshine state' everywhere you looked.
i could not have been happier for the union of these two families and for the opportunity say farewell to my 2013 wedding season with anita and al. and crazy little bit of trivia...al, yeah - he builds rockets for NASA. doesn't get much cooler than that!
thank you again a & a! it was a wonderful day and my privilege to spend it with you, capturing these moments that will hopefully bring a smile of warm recollection when you think back on your wedding day!
what a blessing it was to witness andrew & sarah's wedding this past saturday. simple elegance can be so profound and the simplicity of saturday was a joy for me to photograph and be a part of. with two families becoming one, the beauty of redemption and promise of commitment was enough to move every guest at their wedding to tears...yep, including me*
thank you friends for sharing this day with me...and for being such a tangible example of Christ's love for us. blessings a&s...you guys are great!
when nick and katie first met, they told me they both shared a common vision of their own respective futures. marriage was not in the forecast. and yet, for these two...it seemed as though there was little either could do to steer away from the gift that stood before them...each other. i was moved to tears as nick read his vows to his stunning bride. truly a man of strength, stricken to the heart with an overwhelming love for the woman that walked down the aisle to meet him. and katie, with her honest joy, beautiful smile, and uplifting spirit...it was a gift to witness her take in every moment of her wedding day...from the sleet and downpours of the morning, to the magnificent golden sky at sunset.
i don't think i could work through this preview fast enough. every image jumped out at me and helped cement in my mind two great truths. One, Petoskey is a remarkable place. And two, Nick and Katie are the type of clients that win my heart every time.
Blessings to you n&k...it was a privilege!
for a photographer shooting a wedding...i have to say, there is no better feeling that to have your clients just as excited to see you, as you are to see them! when i opened up the door of elizabeth's suite at the hotel this past saturday, her infectious smile and joyful hug reminded me why i do what i do...its all about the people. i felt like i had my own little cheering squad all day, and that cheer section was the bride and groom themselves. i could not have imagined a better compliment than pj telling me that if elizabeth got stressed out about the planning process for her wedding, she would go to my blog and remind herself - 'at least the photos will be great!'
are you kidding me! i am so very honored and humbled to have the chance to do what i do*
and trust me elizabeth, if these photos are beautiful, it is because and and pj are beautiful, and your wedding day was one for the books. st. joseph hosted quite the celebration on saturday..and yes...i got to be there!