Colin and Sara Hitched!

I love these guys so much - I cannot express the joy I had documenting them saying vows of eternal love for each other. I have been thinking of love lately, what it means, how we do it, or how we express it. First and foremost it is an action, not a feeling. C.S Lewis explains it this way:

"The thrill you feel on first seeing some delightful place dies away when you really go to live there. Does this mean it would be better not to learn to fly and not to live in the beautiful place? By no means. In both cases, if you go through with it, the dying away of the first thrill will be compensated for by a quieter and more lasting kind of interest. What is more (and I can hardly find words to tell you how important I think this), it is just the people who are ready to submit to the loss of the thrill and settle down to the sober interest, who are then most likely to meet new thrills in some quite different direction. The man who has learned to fly and becomes a good pilot will suddenly discover music; the man who has settled down to live in the beauty spot will discover gardening."

 

Just as this amazing thrill of their wedding day, we can romanticize that feeling, and when it fades we think it is unnatural or we resist it. But if we submit, and become sober minded, dyeing to ourselves, we can act in true love towards one another. This produces something stronger, more resilient, and wonderful that you have to love in order to experience it.

The day started with...you guessed it girls, sparkly shoes!

The awesome ring

This wedding party, even though was massive was an incredibly fun, organized, and energetic group. It was a blast getting them to chuckle at my lame jokes, and girlish laughing...

 

The night ended in pure glorious lights!

 

A huge thanks to Amy Hayes and Susannah Forster! I honestly have them to thank for most of the quality photographs you see, not to mention helping me keep my cool the whole time. Amy Hayes, when she's not rocking wedding coordinating, also rocks baby photography. So she's not only creative, but also organized, something most artists lack! Check out her blog, she does great work. Susannah, when she's not second shooting at weddings, writes amazing blog posts about fashion, movies, photography and life. Also a great blog to check out!

 

Blessings,

Peter M.

Peter Mahar - Destination Wedding Photographer - Portland OR