This past weekend we had the pleasure of photographing our very first big fat Greek wedding.
When Nicole initially emailed to inquire about our services, she asked if we had ever photographed a Greek wedding. I believe in transparency, so I told her we had not. Then I followed with, “But we have seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding so perhaps that will help us prepare.” She played along and assured me that was exactly what we should expect. I loved Nicole’s sense of humor and was thrilled when she and Anthony chose us to be their wedding photographers.
Nicole and Anthony’s wedding was this past Saturday and I’m still smiling about it today. It was everything I dreamed a big fat Greek wedding would be and more. Towards the end of the reception, I hugged Nicole’s mom goodbye and told her I wanted to be Greek. We laughed together as we had many times that day. I don’t know if it’s the Greek culture or just Anthony and Nicole’s family and friends, but they not only made us feel welcome, they made us feel like we belonged.
As we drove home exhausted and achy after the long day, I couldn’t help feeling thankful. I love being a part of doing whatever it takes to make our clients’ wedding day the very best it could ever be. This brings Vitaliy and I true joy. And it’s achieved in many more ways than just taking a picture.