I’ve long been accustomed to traditional weddings, both as a vendor and a guest. It’s a grand event with dozens (sometimes hundreds!) of your closest friends and family. It’s a significant milestone in a couple’s life meant to cement the bond they’ve spent time forming together.
But how many of us have attended a vow renewal?
I had a chance to capture one of the most intimate events yet in the vow renewal of Laura and Evens Morival. With the help of their friend Ivy, an unassuming white gazebo in Fred Ball Park right by Bayshore Boulevard was transformed into a shrine of the relationship Laura and Evens had built together. They had photos from each of the past four years of their marriage and details that underscored their faith.
Overall, the ceremony lasted just over half an hour (their vows were hall of fame great, with some rhyming and Kobe Bryant references sprinkled in) and afterwards the couple had a beautiful “first” dance under the gazebo followed by sunset portraits.
The intimacy of the moment really magnified the love the two had for each other. The weather was perfect, the trees were dancing in the wind and the sun’s rays were just right.
And as a result, this ended up being one of my favorite moments to capture in 2021.
“It really is an art. He was somehow able to exactly capture the fun, breezy, romantic vibe of our wedding day and our relationship, and allow us to completely relive this day through our gallery.”
"I never understood the skill and artistry of a good photographer until I met Eddy"
"He knows exactly how to set the scene to get the best shot. He will listen to your ideas and pays close attention to detail. He’s also very funny! We were so amazed by how beautiful our engagement photos and wedding video turned out! We will cherish them for a lifetime!"
"Eddy has a natural talent for capturing beautiful moments!"
"We can't say enough WONDERFUL things about our experience with Eddy—"
—the attention to detail, ease of working together, his fun personality and his dedication to his work are top notch. Simply capturing the people that were there was one thing, but Eddy captured the emotions and the story behind the entire day and for that we will be forever grateful.