Kelly & David’s Seaside wedding

You ever meet someone and immediately feel comfortable with them, like you’re already friends? That’s how it felt when I met Kelly, which is remarkable, since we met at a wedding fair. We hit it off as soon as she walked up to my booth, which is saying something, because at a bridal fair, you meet lots of people, many of whom are overwhelmed, or in a rush, and it’s hard to make a connection.

Later, I met David, and it felt the same way. I knew that working with them during their Seaside wedding at Bayonet Black Horse would feel like spending a day with friends.

Here’s the funny thing about wedding photography — it is, fundamentally, a client/vendor relationship, but if you do it right, it feels more like friends helping each other out.

We put together a relaxed schedule for their wedding, which was important to them because they most wanted to spend time enjoying the company of their family and friends. They had a great party, too. DJ Matt Riley kept the dance floor active — sometimes by standing on his chair and singing along — and everybody was entertained by the flower girl, who took a few turns borrowing the DJs mic, and later was spotted breakdancing in the middle of the dance floor.

At the end of the wedding, everybody headed to a bar in Monterey for the after party. I joined them, and we chatted about some of our mutual interests, like craft beer, and had a great time hanging out. I have no doubt I’ll see Kelly & David again, probably over a hoppy pint in a craft brew bar. I’m thankful to be able to work with people I can not only call clients, but also friends.

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2 Responses to Kelly & David’s Seaside wedding

  1. Mary Brennan says:

    Dear Scott,

    Thank you ever so much for being a part of my daughter’s wedding! You did an absolutely wonderful job on her photos. I’ll keep these memories alive because of you, Scott.

    Best regards,
    Mary Brennan
    Mother of the Bride!

  2. Hannah says:

    Beautiful photos! It looks as if everyone had a wonderful time. :) Beautiful bouquet the bride carried, and I just love the groom’s socks!

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