enough about me
Before I got married, I had seen a lot of my friends' wedding photos. And sometimes I'd picture myself on my big day. What would my wedding look like? Where would it be? Who would be there? And then it'd hit me that I should find a girl first, and I'd quickly rein it in. I had gotten so good at not thinking about my future wedding that when it came time to actually plan, I was overwhelmed and wanted to just get it done in one sitting.
Well it comes as no surprise to anyone that even as someone in the wedding world, I couldn't get it done in a day. Or a week... or a month for that matter. We'd spend more time on Google and the Knot and Wedding Wire and Google spreadsheets than we care to recall. We'd have to remind each other to take breaks every once in a while, so we'd go into our backyard and say hey to the 'girls'.*
And what my wife and I have found to be true was that the decisions involving our friends were the memories we became most fond of. My next door neighbor made our wedding cake. My wife's twin handmade our programs, which included a couple sentences on all 175 guests. Our photographer was my photographer mentor from years ago. Our wedding venue was at my friend's place here in Colorado, before we realized that the weather was about to turn south, and they referred us to another nearby venue 48 hours before our wedding. Friends were involved in every step of the process, and we wouldn't have changed a thing.
Now, recognizing that we probably aren't friends yet, let's get to know each other. Let me start here...
Every spring, my dad used to take us on a little road trip just outside of the city to see the budding wildflowers. We’d play in the fields, and after taking a few photos, he’d set down his camera and join us.
We knew that he loved us, because like you and me, he took photos of people and things that he loved.
When I moved for college, I borrowed that same camera, and I’d take photos of people and things that I loved too. It was my favorite way of connecting with him from a hundred miles away, and I began to fall in love with photography too.
Now, those old photos not only remind me of the places that we went, but the emotions that they're tied with.
And since 2012, I’ve been taking photos of people that you love too.
So here's the deal. Your big day is super important. Not just to you, but to me too. Outside of the exciting fact that you'll be getting MARRIED, the friends and family around you are going to be having the time of their lives and I want to help you document it.
If you’re about to kick off a new season with the love of your life, hey- congratulations! I’m really excited for you. It’s going to be so much fun, and whether it's here in Colorado Springs, Denver, or elsewhere, I can’t wait to celebrate with you.
If you’d like to know more, make sure to visit my FAQ page and then send me a note at brian[@]briankwan.com. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Let's get you married!
*We've got 4 chickies and they were our 'fowl' girls at our wedding- let's just say that we enjoyed it more than they did.