Capturing emotion...

I kept this part of Aleine & Matt's day separate because, well,  it deserved it. As a photographer, particularly one who shoots as photo journalistic, un-posed and candid as possible, sometimes capturing "true emotion" all depends on if the true emotion presents itself in the first place. Shortly after their "first look" session, Aleine grabs me and says "Hey, I need you to come into the Caboose with us. I have something for Matt and want to surprise him." 

So I'm walking into the Caboose at Columbia Station thinking, she probably got him a nice watch or maybe some big honeymoon surprise trip...It turns out Matt's Mom had already passed and is no longer with us.  Aleine and Matt's father secretly had his mother's wedding ring turned into a pendant for Aleine to wear as a necklace & she waited until their wedding day to tell & show him. I'm not sure who watered up more at this moment, myself or Matt but I managed to capture this touching private moment with watery vision and quite frankly, was honored to do so...