Wedding Blessing

Some of the videos I post here are going to be formally interesting, but others will be more about a moment or an emotion – and the camerawork may be less than brilliant.

Wedding videos get a bad rap – they can be a crass product like fancy cake or expensive flower arrangements, and totally peripheral to the idea of love or committment or whatever. But I’ve shot a handful, and I’m always fascinated by the intense emotions that infuse the day. There’s always a fair amount of nervousness and anxiety, but also lots of love, and not just between the couple – friends and family members show up, some of whom haven’t seen each other in years, and everyone hugs and kisses and dances and gets drunk together. If you love shooting for its own sake, capturing rich images full of drama – it’s candy. Not that I’d want to do it full-time.

My dad got remarried in the summer of 2005, at the tender age of 63. Listen closely to the voice of this woman, reading a poem to bless the marriage.

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  1 comment for “Wedding Blessing

  1. November 18, 2006 at 11:41 PM

    I haven’t shot a lot of weddings but I have shot a good amount.

    I’m pretty detached from them at this point, so I usually am deaf to something like this. I find myself focusing more on the dichotomy between what I’m usually stewing in and what everyone else is experiencing.

    Chris Weagel

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