Every year we create a best of series for several categories. The Girls, The Guys, Wedding Parties, Reception, details, etc. With all the extreme cold we thought this was the perfect time to share the warmth that we all feel when celebrating a wedding with family or friends. When looking through thousands (and we mean thousands) of wedding pictures admittedly had its "carpal tunnel" moments but the memories were far too enjoyable to ever call it quits.
It didn't take us long to decide which series we should start off with. Because there is one part of the day that the wedding day is ultimately dependent on--the ring. Well maybe not dependent upon the ring, but its often the symbol that signifies the beginning commitment to the marriage process, the promise to keep it together, and a keepsake for future generations to exhibit the love that existed between two people.
We, as wedding photographers, love the ring. And not simply because it gives us an exquisite jewelry piece to take photos of but because we love what it represents. It's no secret we like to have fun with the bridal party taking pictures, getting to know the family, and throwing it down at the reception, but we are ultimately there to share in and capture the emotions of the vows. The ceremony is a beautiful time for family and friends to watch on as two people commit their lives to one another, symbolizing their love is eternal, beautiful, and nearly impossible to destroy.
It is very easy to look through these photos and be amazed at the beauty of it all: the diamonds, the flowers, the details, and the reflections. But we really hope you see much more than that. We hope you see the beauty that it stands for and the people they represent.
(By the way, please know that we decided favorites based on criteria that would make the viewing process fun for people and so we didn't necessarily have a favorite in each category from every wedding. We tried not to repeat poses or photo styles. But we did very likely have a "Best Of" photo from every wedding in 2013. If you don't see your wedding in a particular category check back for future categories.)