The goal of every photographer is to capture a frame of time, and preserve the emotion felt in that moment forever. Sometimes it is easy… most times it is difficult. Dan and Christa’s wedding day was a mixture of both. It was easy because of the enthusiasm expressed by everyone present. The raw emotion was nearly tangible and it was obvious that the kinds of people that Dan and Christa attract to them, are people just like they are: passionate, vivacious, exuberant, genuine, kind, generous, lovely and loving. Everywhere that we turned, there was a moment to be captured.
It was difficult because no words could ever TRULY or adequately express the love that we witnessed Dan and Christa exchange between each other and between their families. With our hearts in our throats and tears in our eyes, we rode the wave of emotion that day with everyone else.
Luisa and I walked away from that evening in Portland experiencing a number of different feelings and emotions: Joy. Hunger. Fatigue. Love for Dan and Christa. Love for life. Love for God. And a renewed love for each other. Photographing Dan and Christa was a greater experience than we could have imagined. For those of you viewing this post who were not in attendance, we hope that you will enjoy a taste of the emotion from that day. For those of you who were, we hope that it brings back beloved memories. This gallery and the memory of that day has become one of our favorites.