They had it all planned, a big wedding day, back home in Massachusetts. A bridal party, a venue, a reception - all of it.
But then, they moved to Rochester and canceled the whole thing. And I have to be honest, I whole heartedly applaud them for it. Because after all was said and done they knew that all of that wasn't them - it wasn't who they were.
Instead, their wedding day was perfect for them. It was just them, one witness, their pastor, a piano player and me. It was simply beautiful.
What a huge honor, and a big responsibility for me to be able to capture something so sacred for Angela and Joe. It's been a very long time since a wedding ceremony gave me goosebumps. It was that amazing.
And once the ceremony was over, I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with them, taking beautiful portraits. We had no hurry, as there was nowhere important we had to be.
So we got in the limo and headed to Pittsford Dairy, obviously. Because on a 90+ degree day, when no one is waiting on you, and you just got married - you go get ice cream!
Joe and Angela: I wish you a lifetime of love as beautiful as the two of you are together. May you always remember the emotions you felt this day. My hope is that these images will do that for years to come. God Bless!