Michaela & Jake
With the New Year right around the corner, it’s instinctive to look forward with hope, and plans, and probably a resolution or two. If somebody is rude enough to point out that New Year’s is just another arbitrary day, don’t argue. Lunch time is just an arbitrary hour, but hey, it’s a great excuse to eat something. So I say, use this turn of the year to look back, reflect….look forward, hope. It’s that one time of the year when you can say “no” when the yogis and the hippies tell you to be in the present moment. The rest of the year is good for being here, now. Let’s be later and before, now.
Jokes aside, I’m looking back on the year a lot. 2018 kicked my ass a few times, but there were great highlights. Meaningful moments. This was one. This wedding was our first one we shot in 2018. The weather today reminds me of this wedding: crisp, cold, fresh, light snow dusting the evergreens. In the windlessness, you can hear a gentle static sound of a million snowflakes landing every second.
There’s a lot to be said for a winter wedding, especially when it comes together like this.
Michaela, who I would later find out is quite the festivity-enthusiast, put together a beautiful rustic winter wedding, with a careful eye on details like her long, flowing (and warm) cape, the elegant florals, and beautiful dress, all at Hatfield Farm, complete with horse-rides to the ceremony, and massive outdoor fire pits and s’mores. Her smile though is what you notice first because you can tell that her and Jake have got that thing that you hope for every married couple. They have that thing that’ll make the wedding stick. We get the impression that they’re solid for each other.
Congratulations to Jake & Michaela, they’re family, and best wishes to everyone for 2019.