Tiffany has a spectacular smile. Her joy is unstoppable and overflowing. Rob and Tiffany are dear friends and I was lucky enough to photograph both their engagement photos and their wedding day. I may have to come back to this post someday and add the engagement photos at the bottom.
Rob and Tiffany had their ceremony and a limited reception. When those were over the three of us took off to one of Missouri’s state parks and spent time doing portraits. Some people think that if you are doing “portraits” you aren’t doing photojournalsim. But editorial portraiture is one of the principal commodities of daily news. The challenge is to make the suggestion. To watch and wait until they relax into it and drop their walls. It can be a hard thing to let your real self show, especially when their is someone aiming a camera at you.
Photojournalism is about seeking the truth. When someone lets go of their inhibitions and trusts me enough to be real with me, that is a gift I cherish. Rob and Tiffany gave that to me.