It was the end of July when I received the following panicked email.
"Hi! I have a very last minute need for a wedding photographer. (We ran into some trouble with our planned photographer). We're having a very casual and intimate wedding (9 adults and 2 kids total in attendance)... This Saturday!..... Any chance you're available?"
Well, I knew I had to be the guy. I was available and I couldn't just let someone get married without great photos. We emailed a few times during the week and on Saturday, I headed for CT. The threat of rain was in the forecast all week and I was a bit concerned about their outdoor wedding in the rain.
When I arrived I found the two soon-to-be-newlyweds getting ready together in a cute little cottage at Interlaken Inn. The normal chit chat ensued when I arrived as I was setting up and was able to snag the great candid photo at the top of Kris and Lindsay dancing together after he finished tying her dress. I really enjoyed the complete disregard for the "typical" wedding; no white dress, Kris in a pink button down and khaki shorts. And, literally within minutes of arriving, I was already being pushed out the door to the ceremony (but not before a quick portrait under a willow tree because willow trees are amazing).
Surrounded by immediate family, their small wedding went off without a hitch. Without rain, even. It actually starting to drizzle right after their ceremony, but not hard enough where we couldn't get some nice portraits in (with only 1 kayak photobomb). A beautiful, quick, unique-to-them wedding is what they wanted and it's what they had. I couldn't have been any happier that Lindsay and Kris's original photographer bailed and left me to capture such a unique wedding.
And it rained cats and dogs on my drive all the way home; which was fine with me.
Venue: Interlaken Inn, Lakeville CT
Jeremiah Shaffer, photographer