So I’m really mad for not writing this blog right after Kim & Paul’s wedding because there was so much I wanted to say about it. I had literally formulated an entire draft in my head by the end of their first dance, but here I am, two weeks later and I know I can’t articulate it exactly right so I’m going to try my best but I know this post won’t have nearly as much emotion as I would have liked, so feel free to just insert a bunch of tears as you read my words.
If I could wish one thing for my boys, it’s that they’ll have a love like Kim and Paul. They have this quiet sort of love for one another–they knew exactly how the other person would be thinking and feeling. You can tell that Paul steps out of his comfort zone to make Kim happy, and that Kim takes all of Paul’s needs into consideration. When you’re with them, there’s just this overwhelming sense that they are perfect for one another and I am so happy that they chose me to photograph the biggest and most important day of their lives.
What I love about Kim is that she is surrounded by friends with small children and loves them like she loves her own. Although all eyes were on her, she was happy to sit back and make sure that the kids were having fun and feeling included in every way. She is going to be the best mommy ever and if she wasn’t already employed, I would totally lure her to take care of my own children. And something I truly admire about Paul is how much he loves his mama. Perhaps it’s because what I wish for my own boys (if I don’t drive them crazy first) but there were all these moments Paul shared with his mom that only a mother of all boys would pick up on, from little looks to kisses on the head. I think I’ll always have that tinge of fear inside me that I won’t be close with my children because we aren’t the same gender, but having Paul’s dance with his mom as a memory for me, and remembering the way he looked at her, gives me hope that my boys love me the same that intensely…(hold on, totally have to take a break to wipe the tears streaming down my face.)
So here you go, some images from Kim & Paul’s very special day at Granite Links Country Club.