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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Karlee and David {Formal Session+Inspire Me}

I was putting this together for a special "Inspire Me Monday" post and then decided I just couldn't wait.  I wanted to post it all today!

One of the things I love the most about my job is that I get to meet so many amazing people, all so different.  I've spent a lot of time on this blog telling everyone about the outside things that influence my style (art, movies, music, anything that strikes my fancy really.) but I need to give credit where credit is due.  What brings the life and personality to any image is the subject of the image.  My clients.  A great picture is mostly about their relationship with each other and less about their relationship to me or my camera.  Basically, the best inspiration is the couple standing in front of me.

Which brings me to Karlee and David.  They are musicians.  And when I say they are musicians, I mean, music pervades every part of their existence, as individuals and as a couple.  Heck, their love story began at a performance. And their beautiful wedding last week was less a stiff, formal occasion and more an opportunity for them to celebrate their union with laughter and music.  They had performances of all kinds: old love songs sung in harmony by relatives who remember the good old days, "Love Story" sung by sweet little sisters, moving ballads done by David's bandmates, violin pieces, cello/violin duets, piano solos, accoustic guitar performances, newly written songs and old classics.  David played a song he wrote for Karlee.  And at the luncheon, they played together their own rendition of Coldplay's  "Yellow." (As seen here, video by me at their luncheon.  Sorry for the terrible quality...I do still pictures much better.)

And here is Karlee working her cello magic with a friend covering Katy Perry's  "Part of Me."

And here's where you can listen to some songs by David's band, Blind Actuaries.
Personal faves? You're a Saint and I'd Rather Be With You.


Here they are live in Provo:

Seriously.  I just might become a David and Karlee groupie.
Who are we kidding? I already am.

So when you look at these images from their bridal session, know that it wasn't just an arbitrary decision to drag a piano out into a field.  Its a representation of who they are as individuals and as a new-minted Mr. and Mrs.  

Thanks for the inspiration, you two. :)

And one to leave on.  Here's one of them performing together several months ago.  Have I mentioned that I love switchfoot?  Great cover.

You can also find a sneak peek of their wedding day on my facebook page here.


Kristen said...

Love, love, LOVE! She is so gorgeous! Great shots as always, Crystal!! :)

Envision Image Photography said...

Awww Kristen! Thank you. :)

Mrs. W said...

Amazing! You are a very important part of your clients lives. Without you. We wouldnt have such beautiful physical reminders of a very special day in our lives. You help tell that story and give us something to look back on and remember those moments. Everytime I see our photos I smile and remember that great day. Thank you for the great work you do! Plus you actually get pictures of steve with his eyes open, I still cant do that :)