Louie is a childhood friend, so it is incredibly special to be able share images from his wedding day. Every couple I am privileged to photograph holds a place in my heart, but getting to share in Louie & Aimee’s day by documenting their story was something special. I have been to dozens of weddings the past couple years, yet this was the first wedding that I was asked to participate in as more then the photographer.
Part of the Jewish tradition is the signing of the Ketubah. This visual document reminds the couple, that their love is founded in more. It is displayed in the home. Just as a wedding photograph can remind a couple of their wedding day. The Ketubah holds them to their wedding vows, their promise to always be there for the other. There is a simple ceremony where the Ketubah is read aloud and signed by witnesses present. Like any other wedding day, I was present to document life unfolding. So it was somewhat of a surprise, that Louie asked me to witness the Ketubah.
If you haven’t been to a Jewish (or Messianic) wedding you are missing out. While the ceremony is filled with significance and solemnness, the dance floor is another matter. Louie & Aimee are both talented dancers, so when the dance floor was opened, they didn’t hesitate.
A big thank you to Katelyn for 2nd shooting with me, and to Charity for her art direction.