I’m actually blogging their photos a little backwards, and starting with the “Day After” session.
Rob & Catherine were, hands down, one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever worked with. Like many of my wedding couples, they booked me without ever meeting me in person. I headed over to their rental cottage after they got into town to say hello and check things out. They had their family with them, and everyone was so friendly and welcoming. You could tell they were so excited to here in Nags Head celebrating Rob & Catherine’s wedding. We were blessed with some beautiful Outer Banks weather, and aside from some wind, it was a great week.
Catherine is just one of those women you can instantly be friends with. It’s no secret my favorite part of a wedding are the bride and groom portraits. Well, my second favorite would have to be “getting ready”. I love the details, I love the chaos, and I love the sweet moments that happen in those last few minutes before a couple says ” I Do”. Just before the ceremony we shooed everyone out of the room for a few last minute photos of Catherine alone. She sat down to open her gift from Rob and it was probably one of the best moments I’ve gotten to be a part of at a wedding. Inside the wrapping was a picture frame that contained a photo of the two of them, and the receipt from the restaurant on their first date. To think, he’d saved it all this time. He must have known then this would be the girl for him! As she opened the second part of the gift it was a large book. Rob has designed it himself, and it was full of photos of the two of them over the years. Just watching Catherine look through that book, telling me where the different photos were taken – I was teary eyed. Then it happend. Catherine closed the book, took a deep breath, and exclaimed: “I love that man!”. And then the tears came – yes, I cried.
So now on to the good stuff. We met up a couple days later for a ”Day After” session. This time of year leaves us with windy weather, but luckily it wasn’t that cold and we were able to get some beautiful and relaxed images of the two of them.