Pretty much every wedding we photograph is of friends of ours. We meet couples, either at a bridal show or as a referral from past couples, hit it off so well at the consultations, and end up acting more like friends than wedding vendors by the time the Big Day comes around. But every once in a while we photograph someone special. Last Saturday’s wedding was the latter.
For a few years, Aimee worked weddings with us as our assistant. As a wedding photographer’s assistant, one important job is to anticipate what the main photographer’s going to do next. That’s no small feat and Aimee was on top of it every week. Well, almost every week.
One week we just couldn’t pull her head down from the clouds. She was looking at the couple whose wedding we were shooting with this “fairy tale glimmer” in her eyes. That night, on the drive home, she said, “I finally went out with Steeeeeeve.”
Steve & Aimee met while both working at a restaurant several years ago. Friends and family remember hearing her come home from work and gush about how “Hot Steve” talked to her that night. Fast forward a couple of years, and they finally had their first date…and they both knew that day that they each had found “The One”. Fast forward a few more years, we’re meeting him at a wedding consultation and we instantly hit it off. We finally get to know him as more than just Aimee’s “Hot Steve”. We hit it off right away, and BOOM, we end up as friends who are photographing their wedding.