I feel like every post I am coming up with more and more explanations for why I love my job. Maybe that should be the name of my blog. That would be a bit much though, wouldn’t it? I’ll just title my post like that this time, and get it out of my system!
The wedding this past weekend was reason #574,859 for why my job is so great. Every time I go to photograph, I am taken with the thrill of just never knowing what will come up. Sure, you can guess and expect, but ultimately, the powers that be take over.
On Saturday, what I got was a window into the lives of two Armenian families, and their wedding celebrations. What a special opportunity for me.
The whole day was jam-packed full of dancing, songs, and a variety of Armenian customs. The ceremony, completely in Armenian, consisted of 3 hooded-priests and the bride and groom forehead-to-forehead almost the entire time. I don’t know what the Priest was saying, but it was intense, and the union, sacred.
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