Since Jean Philippe and I were planning an elopement rather than a big wedding, photography was super important to us both.
We wanted great photos, but we also wanted to be able to feel comfortable around our photographer.
I met Becky through my sorority (beforeIdeactivatedbutanotherstoryforanothertime) and she was always everyone’s go to photographer.
One day, sitting in the kitchen of our sorority house, I joked that she should photograph my wedding. Little did I know she actually would a year later!
I contacted Becky a couple of months before the wedding. We weren’t able to meet in person beforehand but I sent her a Pinterest board JP and I had made so she could get an idea of what we were looking for.
I had already seen a wedding she had done at City Hall and I was in love with the photos. It felt like I had been at this couple’s wedding and I really wanted friends and family to get that same feeling when they saw our wedding photos.
What I love about Becky is how calm she is! Some wedding jitters are bound to happen and it would have been really stressful to have an anxious photographer.
Becky let JP and I do our own thing. We were able to kiss, dance, and be in love as much as we liked and Becky was there to capture it all without any judgement or intrusion.
She also brought her super sweet sister, Tay! (Pretty sure her actual name is Taylor but I feel like we’re on a nickname basis now) along who helped carry the bouquet and our briefcase for the day.
(You can’t really just show up to City Hall without important paperwork to get married. You’re going to have to carry around some things, so it was really nice to be able to have Tay do that for us while Becky took photos!)
Our wedding was just three days ago, so we only have a few shots so far but I cannot wait to see the rest!
I’m really appreciate how lucky we got with our photographer…I think we’ll have to find a way to get her to Paris for our bigger wedding celebration. 😉
Photo by Becky Ghamling. (Duh).