Sometimes even Charley Belcher sits in the back seat.
The bride is always the center of attention at a wedding. If you have a young, beautiful child, they usually upstage you too.
Charley Belcher don’t mind.
He wakes up half of Tampa Bay population’s every weekday morning as the features guy on Fox 13, but on Friday, June 5, 2009 he married his love, Lindsay.
His daughter, Lindsey Rose Belcher, was his Best Man. No doubt if you know of the relationship between these two.
The ceremony was held at the Largo Botanical Garden. This is the moment Charley greeted Linsday as she made her way to the ceremony. Unposed.
There were so many great moments during the day. This is one of my favorites. Some of the photos are even too personal to share in this public forum. Some were not.
I always tell my clients that their wedding photography has more to do with how they enjoy it rather than my sometimes shaky camera work. Charley and Lindsay’s day is a great example. I can only shoot what’s there. If your day is full of love, your photos will reflect that.
If it’s full of joy and laughter, your photos will reflect that. I cannot shoot what’s not there, but I can capture those moments when they are there. It’s what makes the difference between a wedding photojournalist and a wedding photographer.
Like Charley and Lindsay’s wedding. It was full of those emotive moments. I could have photographed those two all day long and you’d be able to see what they feel for each other in each and every one of those shots. I hate to admit it, but you could almost count that another “easy shoot”.
I love posing my clients for glamourous portraits, but it’s not my favorite part of the day. I’d much rather deliver an album full of emotional, spontaneous moments than an album full of portraits. But, if done right, the portraits can also deliver a true feeling of emotion. Again, Charley and Linsday’s wedding, did that too.
They both, absolutely, had a bit of poser in them.
Thank you Charley and Linsday for letting me be part of your most-special day.
(I was honored to shoot Charley and his daughter, Lindsey Rose, another time. http://timboylesphotography.blogspot.com/2008/09/do-whatcha-gotta-do.html)