While in Chattanooga a few weeks ago for a wedding, Jordan and I took the bride and groom downtown for some photos at Walnut Street Bridge.
We photographed the wedding and reception at a church nearby, then hopped in the car to head downtown for some unique photos. We photographed the wedding party and then some bride and groom photos on the bridge. You can see some of that wedding at https://www.facebook.com/joywildflowerphotography
It was a long, hot, and wonderful day.
I love Chattanooga. We are there often either visiting family or photographing a wedding. There is so much to see and do. I did see and photograph something that day that I did not expect. I guess that is what makes it so special. As we were walking back from the bridge, there was a man and woman below. He had a banjo. She had a dog. As we were walking towards them, they simple asked, “Can you take our picture?”
Without hesitation, I said “Absolutely.”
Playing a banjo, wearing both California and Tennessee Whisky.
Their story is probably not a simple one. This is just a part of it. I was honored to be asked capture it in a photo.
You see, the frills and joys of weddings are wonderful. I will never stop photographing them; never stop loving them. But the sweet, in-between moments are just as wonderful. For those pay in more than money can. They pay in joy with a receipt called LOVE.
I will be the person to seek and photograph the beauty in hidden places. To tell any and all stories I get to see along my journey.
Nice to meet you Nate, Kate and Fido. I pray God blesses you on your journey.