Each wedding I shoot has certain elements that stand out. Most weddings have a similar form - Catholic, Protestant, Jewish or the like - nearly all weddings I shoot have many similarities. So as a photographer I am always looking for what makes each wedding special (something outside the form of the wedding). This was the first Macedonian Orthodox wedding we have photographed, but having shot Greek Orthodox weddings before it was not too different. The celebrations at the reception were unique, but the element of Lindsay and Justin's wedding day that caught my attention were their family connections. One could see it in Justin's joy in celebrating with his family both in Macedonian traditions as well as in American ones, and you could see it in a different way between Lindsay and her father (especially during the father-daughter dance). It was family, both in Lindsay and Justin's connection with their own families, as well as the connection they showed as they started their own family that day, which stood out to me as the element that made their day unique.
This next one is my favorite of the day.
I had to put this one in for the fun of it.
The ring bearer dancing with and dipping the bride is classic!