I will always remember this wedding for several reasons, but the main memory that gets me all choked up was when Sasha sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" a cappella to her mother:
"It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you."
It brought me to a place in my mind where I saw myself singing this song to my own mother. Sometimes when you're young, you don't realize just how much your parents do or sacrifice to make you happy or to make sure you are safe and okay. It's not until you get older that you really understand and can say "Thank You."
You could feel such deep respect, such unconditional love, and such gratefulness in Sasha's heart as she sang those words to her mom. It was extra emotional due to the fact that Sasha would soon be leaving her family in Connecticut to live with Richard in Hawaii. A new chapter began when these two married, but it's never goodbye, it's just 'see you later.'
Sasha & Richard - Thank you sooo much for allowing me to capture your special day. I am beyond happy for the two of you! I'm thankful for both the laughter and the tears. For all of the happiness and love that surrounded me throughout the day.
It's why I love what I do.