I was at White Point Gardens the other day, waiting for a couple to arrive to shoot their engagement photos. While I was sitting there a noticed that a ceremony was underway beneath the gazebo in the park. It was a rather small wedding, only 10 or 15 people max. After the ceremony, I saw them walk towards the water and begin taking pictures. Immediately, I noticed that this wasn’t a professional. It was a young woman taking photos but she looked as though she were still in high school, turns out she was. The young girl was related to the bride and groom, whom I later learned were Vanessa and Mitch. The story is that they were having a last minute wedding and were unable to have a professional wedding photographer capture their day. The groom must have noticed that I looked like a photographer–probably the two cameras hanging from my shoulders–he slowly walked toward me and asked, “Do you need some pictures for your portfolio?” I responded, “Well, not really but I can take some for ya if you like;” “Really? You’d do that?”, “Sure thing, come over here.” And so I brought them into the beautiful seen you see below and got a handful of great images of them. I was able to give them a very special gift for them to have forever. It’s really cool to bless others and give back to those who deserve it! The best part about this is that I guarantee they will always remember and cherish this simple gesture, and it literally took only 10 minutes of my time. That’s worth it!
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