6/3/09

arden + paul {prenup session}

i just have to say it...

get rid of tradition unless it **r e a l l y** means something to you! :) pretty please.

i think it's a very common misconception that the only sacred time to see one another on your wedding day is the moments walking down the aisle. i beg to differ...b e g to differ. this tradition came from arranged marriages and was put in place to keep the bride and groom from running. i'm pretty sure you know who you're marrying before the wedding day so no need to worry that your fiance` will high-tail it the moment you lay eyes on them-thank goodness right?! so why not start your own tradition? that first sight is what you both make of it and has the potential to be even more special if experienced with just the two of you...well, and me.

this does not at all mean that i don't support the tradition of waiting. i just think there are a few of you out there that need the permission to break the traditional rules. haaavvvveee at it! :)

arden and paul chose to forgo even seeing one another for the first time on their wedding day, and instead chose a separate day before their wedding so that we could spend loads of creative energy and time on their romantics. i'm so glad we did because we got some epic photos out of it. it meant there was not nearly the same amount of pressure on the wedding day. i'd like to think they had more time to enjoy their reception and guests ;)

arden, i love you and paul to pieces! i feel blessed to have you both as good friends. i'm so very happy for you, and honored that i got to be the one to photograph you two on your special day!

arden was the super gorgeous and talented lady who second shot the majority of my weddings with me last year. muah arden!!














9 comments:

Heather Thorne said...

Just beautiful Heather! I wish all brides would do this! I've shot in front of that "jazz" wall before. :) Can't wait to see the wedding pics!

Arden Prucha said...

Awh I once again LOVE them and appreciate all you have done for us. Your booty must be tired of me :) Thank you for everything you have let me experience, learn, have, and love. You are a dear friend and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer and friend!
love love love -a

Jennifer Knight said...

so sweet and romantic all at the same time. gorgeous photographs!

Kellie Kano said...

Lovely set of images, Heather! I couldn't agree more about ditching traditions..well said! :)

Amanda said...

Okay heather, first off your images couldn't possibly be any spectacular! I laaaaoooovvee them! So glad I got to be there and watch it all in action! Also, I think you talked me out of tradition with just this little post :)

Emily said...

Gorgeous! Having such a beautiful bride doesn't hurt :)

Kay Beaton said...

Absolutely beautiful images - I love calling it a prenup session and taking the time to capture these moments that they will cherish forever! Great work Heather!

Heather said...

thanks everyone!!

arden and paul are a photographers dream clients, beautiful and easy to photograph :)

amanda, you're always such a big help! thanks for coming and helping :)

Cassie said...

WOW...all I can say is AMAZING.
My favorites to date! Gorgeous couple!
Can I get married again? :)