Nearly every time I hit “publish”, I feel it. This time more than most.
I’ve come to understand it as what I’ll call a healthy disappointment. After making the final selection of images, I try to remove myself from the experience and give it a once over as if I was seeing everything for the first time. I try not to let my mind fill in the gaps between photos – if for no other reason than just to see how we’ll remember this day when these photos are all that’s left. When the vivid memories fade and our only transportation back to that experience is via this set of images.
Enter, that feeling. That feeling that there was so much missed, so much that just can’t be imortalized with a camera. The laughter, the anxiousness, the quick witted one liners, the overwhelming sense of love and excitement – all these things will only ever exist as memories. If you weren’t there, you’ll never know. This collection of images falls so so short of representing just how incredible Meagan, Chase, and the day they created together really were.
It was truly, truly an honor to be a (small) part of.