When I first met with Emily and her mom their excitement for this wedding was contagious.  The dress, the elegant party in the President Ballroom- all of it was an expression of their excitement for this marriage and their intense love for their daughter.  The wedding day did not fail to continue this authentic feeling of love and celebration.  

I have adopted a sentiment once shared with me by Amy Deputy, Washington D.C. based wedding photojournalist.  She urged us as a group of wedding photographers to realize the privilege that we have to cover weddings- that weddings are a place where all of a person’s most beloved ones are gathered together into one space for a day.  

There are weddings where the intensity of these collected relationships is readily apparent.  This was one of those weddings.  From Emily’s quiet tears shared with her dad right before walking down the aisle,  to Grant’s incredible words to Emily during the toasts, there were many moments that I was honored to be there as a witness.  Thank you guys for letting me in.

When I arrived at the hotel, the guys and girls were down the hall from one another passing notes on some prenuptial agreements.  Here the guys make some amendments…018gill_karr.jpg031gill_karr.jpg

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Emily and Grant chose to see each other in order to spend more of the day together.  I love this quiet moment. 
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Here is a short slideshow