Athena and Pierce's wedding was a favorite of mine this year. After having done wedding photography for 100+ guests for most of the season, it was a nice change to do a wedding with less than 20 guests. Also, during the ceremony Athena and Pierce chose not to have music playing as she walked out. I've never been to a wedding where that happened, so it was a welcoming surprise. I don't know how to explain it with words exactly, but the effect was visceral and the air was pregnant with a calm tension. Awkwardness was replaced by a raw joy. I will remember it always.
It was also very memorable to me because I shot the whole wedding by myself. I don't even remember the last time I shot a wedding by myself or if I even have. I had fun pushing myself the whole day and gained a new respect for wedding photographers that go it alone all the time. There's almost no room for error. Well, here are some of the highlights from their sweet day.