This is a wedding photography post. Before the photos, a few words from Shakespeare which might help explain why I consider the job an honour.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
I think we often forgot how special weddings are, and how remarkable it is to hear such vows joyfully and solemnly spoken in days like these.
From this day forward;
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till death us do part.
Two persons living separate lives collide to form a new, lifetime-lasting entity. Shakespeare’s 116th sonnet delves the depths of the love felt on these days; a love that alters not, remaining unshaken by tempests.
I consider it a privilege to have been asked by Ele and Greg to document this day for them.
I very much enjoyed the experience. Wedding photography is pressurised, yes, but more than anything, provides opportunities to capture some of the strongest emotions felt in a person’s life. What excellent subjects for an aspiring photographer!