When I began setting up the requisite dress, shoes, and jewelry photos, Georgia came to me. "I don't want many photos of the details today--I care most about getting photos of my guests," she said. My kind of girl! (I knew this going in; Georgia found me on the Wedding Photojournalist Association website and shares my interest in dystopian novels.) So for their wedding at Musee Conti, the New Orleans Wax Museum, I focused on Georgia, her husband Bob, and their guests.
It's not that the details aren't important. They help to tell the story of a couple's wedding day. But in the end, it's not the flowers or the shoes that make a wedding significant. Weddings attract the collection of friends and family from near and far who come to support the couple on a transformational day in their lives. The days when a couple buys their first home or has their first baby could arguably be more important days in their lives than their wedding day. But those days are, for all intents and purposes, pretty private. So on the rare day that family and friends from many layers of life are present together to participate in the joining of two people, they are the stars of the show along with the bride and groom.
It's rare to meet a couple who are as comfortable together as Georgia and Bob. When given the opportunity, they sort of melt together in a wash of hugs and kisses and smiles. Even on a crowded dance floor, these two radiated love and affection that was enchanting! So in the photographs that follow, I hope you enjoy getting to know Georgia, Bob, and their guests.