Hi all. I’ve moved around a little. You can find my new photo diary at http://katchsilva.com/category/photo-diary/
In February I photographed Molly and Matt’s wedding at Nineteen (XIX) in center city. A stunning dress, a gorgeous balcony view, a super sweet self-marrying ceremony, and one lovely couple (who braved the 30 degree weather). I couldn’t have asked for a better time. Here are a few images. The rest will be posted soon.
I received too many emails from people I want to meet and photograph. I decided to pick two weddings. Yeah, yeah, I gotta stop doing that, I know. Can’t help it. Anyways, here they are!
Katherine and Daniel wrote me an email that could hardly contain their excitement about the giveaway and about their wedding ideas. From what I’ve seen in their entry, Katherine’s blog, and their wedding website, they are so sweet and so incredibly excited. They live in NY but they’re planning a “modern fiesta” on a ranch in their hometown in Texas. The whole email was more of a train-of-thought mesh of all her exciting ideas, and when someone is that excited about what they’re making (and about what my work would add to that) its pretty contagious, and hard to say no. The best work is made under those conditions. Can’t wait to meet you guys!
A little bit about Sarah and Thorsten- they met through an internet search gone awry: (from Sarah)
“I was doing an internship in Germany, posted on a local internet forum with a plea for help after not finding any bike shops that could assist me. He did an unrelated google search regarding bikes, and stumbled on my post. He mailed. Bike was repaired. We took a ride…. A few weeks later (despite being madly in love), I returned to America to finish my studies. We skyped. and skyped. and skyped. 9 months later, I was back in Germany, and 4.5 years later after our fated and unintended discovery of one another, we are planning our wedding.”
Sarah has been having a hard time finding a photographer she can work with who can understand her translated english-to-german vision. That’s where I come in! They’re getting married in a country house built around the turn of the century in the hilly vineyards of Beilstein, Germany. Sarah wants “ the beauty of the location and nature to be the highlight of the day, decor will come only as an accent…I’m hoping to tie together German woody history with American shine+pop”. I love that. From her long and detailed email, I really got the sense that she understood what I aim to do with my work, and everything just kinda clicked. And of course, a beautiful location just makes it that much better! :) Can’t wait to make some awesome stuff with you guys!
Thanks so much, again, to everyone who entered. It was an incredibly tough decision. I’d be lucky to shoot each of your weddings, they were all amazing. And a special thanks to 100 Layer Cake for having awesome readers :)
Kory and I just got back from an awesome trip to TX. Climbing, cave exploring, and overall nature lovin’. Heres a quick one I took of us getting ready to climb:
[A sidenote: I came back to so many amazing emails in my inbox. Thanks so much to everybody who entered, I'll be posting the result (I don't want to use the word "winner") this week. Each couple was awesome, I'd be lucky to shoot each of your weddings.]