Snowflakes dance outside my window. I am nervous. My first possible wedding, my very own. Butterflies swarm my inward parts fluttering with excitement and terror. What can I show them at our meeting? My portfolio is sparse. How will they ever be willing to take a chance on me?
I make a nervous phone call to Sarah. We know each other casually from church. A few intermittent connections over glasses of punch at baby showers and birthday parties. I know she is an artist at heart. I ask her to help. She says, "When?" I say, "This Saturday?" She says, "Yes!".
With a vintage bridal gown, a few feet of snow, Sarah battling a cold, and my first camera we go out and shoot. We both laugh at the insanity of it all.
A week later, I huddle over a latte at the local coffee shop. Each couple walking in, I wonder, "Is that them?" Soon, a young, stunning couple with love in their eyes find me. They see the work, and within minutes we are signing contracts.
I am overwhelmed by this gift. The gift of a first wedding, the trust of a young couple. I am also aware of the gift of Sarah. I just don't know yet the fullness of the gift she is to me.
Years and a myriad of weddings later, Sarah continues bringing sunshine to my work. Her personality, charm, beauty, and artistic eye help me capture lovely wedding days. We also work together seeing many weddings to publication. She is so successful in her own right. Taking Toronto, and the world, by storm.
On a balmy Saturday night, we giggle in front of the mirror while painting lipstick. Slipping on heals, we drive out to Neptune Ave beach access. We take turns flirting with the camera, capturing bio pictures for our websites.
We enjoy our final string of weddings together with no regrets.
...other than maybe wearing heels on the beach.
Debra Eby Photography
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