There are many things that Lindsey and I enjoy in photographing weddings. First and foremost, it’s people. We first met Mary at her sister Kathryn’s wedding in late 2012. Then, we got to see her again at her twin sister Sarah’s wedding in 2014. It has been such an honor to get to know such amazing people, as we photograph the weddings of this extraordinary family. It’s also not a responsibility that we take lightly.
Mary came to each of her sisters’ weddings with the same handsome fellow (a certain family member may have referred to him as a “tall drink of water”) and we were thrilled to learn of their engagement. I was able to meet for an engagement just before Christmas, on an unusually cold and windy day; here are my favorite photographs. I’ll finish introducing Mary + Jeff, in their own words:
Where did you meet your fiancé?
What was your first date?
Jeff let me choose the wine. I knew early on he was a keeper!
Favorite Past time?
What are two of your favorite qualities about each other?
Mary: Jeff has a keen sense of humor. He’s able to make me laugh, great belly laughs, no matter how stressed I may get or stubborn I may choose to be. Also, I treasure his caring. He surprises me with flowers and brings me treats from the grocery store he knows I like (Wegman’s chocolate cake and a bottle of wine are among my favorites).
Jeff: I love Mary’s pleasant personality. She immediately struck me as a friendly, genuine person. My grandmother described her best by saying, “the first time I met Mary I felt like I had known her for years.” I knew Mary was a winner from the start, but this was further validated when I introduced her to my extended family and she won everyone’s favor just by being herself.
I also love her commitment to her family. Her sisters are her best friends and her favorite times of the year are when the whole family is together. Also coming from a close family, I admire Mary for how much family means to her.