Want great wedding photos? Let your love take center stage.
Mar 28, 2019 | By: Fusion Photography
We've been talking a lot about wedding planning (and we have plenty more to say on the topic) but all the trappings aside, a wedding is two people coming together to celebrate their love. And today we want to celebrate Leslie and Jeff doing just that. Fusion had the pleasure of being this fun couple's wedding photographer and we had a great time shooting this wedding because these two were so easy to capture in their happiness. We had a hard time choosing our favorite photos. They had a very chill beginning and let their love grow from there.
What were your first impressions?
Leslie: As soon as he walked into the bar with our friend Kellen, I looked at my girlfriend and literally said "I want him," but that was just first look impression. After we hung out that day, I just felt comfortable around him, he was nice, genuine, funny and a lot of fun.
Jeff: I was not looking for anything serious, and I didn't go out that day with the intention of meeting anyone. I remember just thinking she was very attractive, really nice, and very fun to be around. Plus she could take shots with the best of us.
Leslie and Jeff are both pretty laid back. Their wedding was one big celebration (both of their love and the people in their lives) with a focus on fun.
At what point did you realize that you wanted to spend the rest of your lives together?
Leslie: Honestly, I think I knew very soon after we started dating. Like month 3 in. But after we moved in together, and we got to really see each others flaws, and I STILL loved him and adored him, I knew.
Jeff: I don't know when the exact moment it hit me, but I just think of all the fun we have together, and I don't want it to ever end.
Sometimes, we get caught up in the flashiness of romance. We love how down-to-Earth Leslie and Jeff are. They were a wedding photographer's dream - easy to capture authentically and their big day had such sweet touches. In every photo we took, they looked truly happy and like they were having fun. It's no surprise that weddings can be stressful and sometimes that stress shows up on the big day. If there were any stress points on Leslie and Jeff's wedding day, we couldn't tell (and looking at these photos we bet you can't either).
We can't stress enough that getting wedding photos you'll love happens when you just have fun and enjoy the day. Leslie and Rick had a lovely wedding at the Victorian Crow's Nest in Monroe, North Carolina. It's a gorgeous venue but these two could have gotten married in a strip mall and we'd be able to capture their happiness because it was radiating off of them. Don't get us wrong, a stellar venue and the right wedding photographer can do wonders for your wedding album. But there's a lot to be said for just letting your love shine through. Sometimes people get so caught up in wanting to "look good" in their photos that they end up looking forced. You are celebrating the promise to spend your life with your love, while all your family and friends toast you...let yourself enjoy it and we'll capture that.