I met Pilar at a New Year’s Eve party, and truthfully what I mostly remember is how cute and fun she was. Imagine my surprise when she emailed me later to say she had fallen in love with my work, and just as soon as she could get Tim to marry her I was going to photograph their wedding.
Dear Pilar, I loved shooting your engagement session. Playing in Christmas tree fields, meeting your dog Happy, envying your beautiful clothes and effortless style, and seeing, really truly seeing all of the reasons Tim is in love with you. But the more and more I spent time with you, I can see also how lucky you are to have found Tim.
Dear Tim, thank you for honoring Pilar’s request to have pictures… and MORE pictures! You are not, as you informed me, a fan of taking photos, but oh MY GOODNESS you’ve done amazingly well! You both were naturals at your engagement session! On your wedding day? You welcomed me with warm arms and a big smile! Not only that, but you had IDEAS for your photos, and excitement, and were willing to stand on rocks, drive far places, and you know, work it.
That’s right Tim, I just said that you worked it.
Dear Tanner, you are ADORABLE, and according to Tim and Pilar, a surprise. Who knew you would be here so quickly? Apparently you’ve just been waiting for your mommy and daddy to tie the knot so you could stop being a dream inside their heads and a reality in their lives. I have a secret to tell you, your daddy seems to be an awesome, caring, and attentive daddy, I think he’s had lots of very good practice from being an uncle. You want to know another secret? From what I hear in the neighborhood, no one can meet your mommy without instantly falling in love with her. Kiddo. You are in good hands. Right now, you had us all laughing (okay not your mommy so much), because even though you were brand new you decided just like your daddy you weren’t going to be so fond of the camera. But let me tell you one last secret about me. I don’t give up, and you are going to love me too. ;p
Tim and Pilar, how did you escape my blog? Well, your time of reprieve is over! Cue evil laughter? Just kidding! And Tanner! I’ll see you at 3 months! I know I can’t bribe you with candy (yet), but I will give you lots and lots of smiles, deal?