I thought I'd continue this break from our regularly scheduled, trying-to-start-at-the-beginning recap of venue hunting to share who we hired to photograph The Day.
Lorraine Daley Photography:
(all pictures by Lorraine Daley Photography)
Lorraine and her second shooter/business partner/brand new FIANCE Greg!!!!! photographed our friends' wedding in September (there are a couple shots from that beautiful day above).
To boot, I'm thinking this is more and more kismet as I find these two inspiring both through their art and their ventures. Most recently: Greg is Haitian, and he went back to Haiti for the first time in 25 years to lend a hand after the earthquake. When he returned, he started a foundation that really makes a TON of sense and I think is pretty darn cool. (and selfishly- I wanted all our big wedding purchases to be green or support helpful things and people.)
And before all that, I was already inspired by Lorraine- She went to Penn on a scholarship- ivys give those out??- she majored in Psych, and then started a career in finance and then IT. As a fellow artist, I can see the psychology thing, but finance? Finally, she decided to do what she really loves full time. This is a lesson that can take a lifetime to learn, and she got it before 30. (Marc and I are listening loud and clear! Quarter-life crises ahoy!)
Oh, and one more- They just got engaged where we're about to book our honeymoon. Whaat? Like Twilight Zone! (Okay, no... I exaggerate. It's a super popular place for many reasons- fun, sun, adventure, culture, relaxation). Lorraine's photographs of Playa del Carmen in her blog certainly didn't hurt Riviera Maya's case for great honeymoon spot. Congratulations Lorraine and Greg!
I am crazy happy with our decision, and I can't wait to set up our engagement shoot with them. I'm thinking: back home, Council Rock High School/ Tyler State Park stroll down memory lane. Maybe with some heart-shaped balloons for good measure. (Hence the need for the separate city shoot with Duane.)
Has anyone else embraced the meeting new people part of wedding planning? I mean, yes I need to be reminded we've hired them. But it doesn't mean I can't be inspired by them... or maybe that's part of the job in a way.