Jasmine and Tyzayah really challenged me as a photographer and industry professional. I love to talk about how much I love photojournalism and being spontaneous, but honestly I had gotten used to the typical wedding pattern and flow. These two wanted so little of what the industry suggests you should. The only firm times were the first look and time of ceremony. Otherwise, there was no schedule. They insisted on a focus on the experience and away from details. They asked for only light direction during portraits. They got married in a little downtown gallery that doesn't traditionally allow events. However, with only about 75 guests, the little space made for a perfect setting to enjoy art and each other. They were married by a friend and fellow musician in a standing ceremony. They broke glass, enjoyed some alone time, and had an accidental grand entrance and first dance into their party. They ate appetizers, drank box wine, and danced until they packed the tables away. They had a party that was truly fluid, happy, and fun. I don't think I'd seen a couple this engaged and joyful throughout the entire day.
Words and photos by Carrie of Sur la Lune Photography
Carrie is the lead photographer of Sur la Lune Photography. Based out of Kentucky but originally from southern California, Carrie considers herself an "accidental wedding photographer." She arrived in the South to pursue her speech and debate career and master's in psychology, teaching herself photography along the way. She is passionate about social justice, body positivity, celebrations of all kinds, and community over competition.