When I was talking to Lynn a couple of months ago, we were talking about finally meeting at an up-coming party. I was going to drive 4.5hours south and her a couple hours north to attend two of our friend’s achievement in business.As we got talking more, I learned that Lynn was about to be married.
You all know how I love a good wedding so conversation headed towards what she was doing, where she was having her day and what she would wear. She told me she still wanted to have photographs taken in her mother’s wedding gown but hadn’t managed to do that yet.
I jokingly said, ‘why don’t we photograph you before the Lexus Party?’ to which an emphatic SURE was returned. So we got to planning and an image popped into my head of what we could possibly achieve. I knew I wanted it somewhere green with water behind her.
It wasn’t until a week out, I was gossiping again with Lynn and followed up about where we should take the images.
Then she sent me a photo of her location. It was the image I had in my head from the month prior and was perfection.
On the day I traveled up to her home, just outside of Wilmington and arrived a little wet and soggy. It was pouring! She was already in her mum’s gown and looked stunning.
She bravely stepped outside into driving rain (It wasn’t a sprinkle!) and smiled and played with me for 30minutes.
The light was amazing and nothing short of perfection. As I photographed her she told me she wanted to be able to honor her mumma somehow on her wedding day. She felt that by taking a photograph in her gown and having it on display as her bridal portrait was one of the ways she knew how she could.
Her mum is aging like many of our mums are, and she wasn’t sure she would recognise Lynn as the one wearing her gown, rather she may see it as herself. Either way I was honored to be the one capturing the images for her heart.
Mum’s play such an integral role in our lives. Mine has shaped me in so many ways, both good and different. I wont say bad as nothing I experienced growing up with my family was. Mum and dad worked hard. REALLY hard and for that I’m so thankful for seeing their determination to do something better than what they grew up with.
Lynn, THANK YOU for allowing me space into your life to capture this amazing gift for your mum. Thank you for trusting me with your heirloom and thank you for letting me play with your dog 😉
May your life together with hubs, be as incredible as you spoke of to me, always.