Friday, June 19, 2009

Links of Love

I was going to wait and share this photo with you after I got a collection of them together, but I couldn't wait. This is a photo of my parents wedding rings and after I shot it, I realized how special it was to me.

The wedding ring shot has become a staple in wedding photography today. If your photographer didn't steal your rings away to take this photo, then contact me and we will do one for you now. It doesn't have to be the day of your wedding to create this personal little symbol of your love, and that's what inspired me to borrow my parents rings for a quick minute last time I popped in for a visit.

Weddings span from an extravaganza to simple civil service. However, today the wedding norm is some variation of celebration for family and friends.

When my parents were married they got one wedding photo and they are the only two people in it. My sister and I love that photo. It was a simpler time and that was all they needed. Yet, the photographer in me now couldn't wait to create a new style of wedding photo for them 29 years later.

It was so sweet, when I asked my dad if I could borrow his ring for a minute, he was very hesitant to take it off. Yet, my parents are always super awesome about indulging all of my photographic subject needs. So, after some struggle with his ring and his finger, he handed it to me and said, "this is the first time I have taken it off since i put it on." I couldn't believe it, that was one of the sweetest things I have ever heard. My mom had a similar struggle removing a ring that she never takes off.

No fancy ceremony or clothing. Only one photo to commemorate it, and yet here they were years later, letting their daughter go back in time to create a symbol of love for them they never had... but also never needed.

The photo (sorry for the poor quailty, camera phone of a photo)...


  1. How sweet! What a unique and quite lovely ring picture! I really like it too.

  2. This is so touching! I got teary eyed.