A few weekends after I shot Sami & Katherine’s wedding in Long Island, Bobby and I visited them in DC.
We were out having a few drinks a few blocks from their apartment. DC’s Capital Pride festival was winding down around us. I kicked around some streamers on the sidewalk and got to scratch the ultimate people-watching itch as half-naked and half-drunk people passed us by.
“So, how’s married life? Are you loving it? Is it really all that different?” I asked Katherine.
She explained how a few days earlier, she’d opened the refrigerator to find a container of hummus spilled everywhere. It was late at night and she had work in the morning; a goopy hummus explosion was the last thing she needed.
But even though they were both exhausted, even though no one really wants to clean up goopy hummus late at night, they worked together and had it cleaned up in just a few minutes.
So when I asked Katherine how married life was treating her, she said it’s like knowing if you stumble upon a mess and it’s late and you’re tired, you just roll up your sleeves and exchange an understanding glance at your partner and get to work.
Here are my favorite photos from Sami & Katherine’s wedding. Editing these photos was a very intense affair since I’m so close to these two. I’ve never had to shoot through so many tears at a wedding and I’ve never shed so many while editing. It’s a good thing, though – I just really love these two kids and am so grateful I was there to be a part of their wedding day. It was one of the most incredible weddings I’ve ever gone to.
During the ceremony, it felt like these two people were the only people in the church, yet at the same time, the love their guests had for them was overwhelming. They were almost like celebrities – near the end of the ceremony, after being pronounced husband and wife, Katherine and Sami threw up their hands victoriously and all of their friends and family cheered and clapped.
There was so much love surrounding them all day long. I am truly, deeply honored to have been there with my camera to document the day.
Thank you, Sami & Katherine.