2011 Best of Love

Thursday, January 5, 2012

So I was going to wait to share this until my new bog was ready and done and all that good stuff, but I decided in the interest of time and maybe something a little Memento-esque, I'm posting my 2011 Best of Love now - before the majority of my 2011 wedding posts go up. It'll be sort of fun this winter and spring to deconstruct the year as an entity and look indepth at the pieces that made up the whole. Bass ackwards. The way I do most things anyways...

So in the words of one of my favorite man crushes [yes, that's plural], Kai Ryssdall, "Let's do the numbers." [start: We're in the Money, jazz trio/piano melody, med swing]

[1] couple's wedding night was their first time. Yay! It's awesome, right?

[2] of this year's grooms had lovely English accents. Wot, wot. Jolly good, old man.

[3] of my 2011 couples saw each other before the ceremony. I love that this number is so low!

[4] grooms were younger than their bride. Damn cougars.

[5] Number of my 2011 couples that didn't live together before they were married. 'Honey, is this soap or deodorant or toothpaste? All your stuff looks the same...'

[6] brides walked down the aisle with their bouquet but up the aisle without it. Flowers. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

[7] drunk bridesmaids tried to make out with me. Take a number, ladies. yeesh.

[8] is how many minutes my shortest ceremony was this year. Do you? Yes! Do you? Yes! Good! You're married. Kiss her.

[9] handmade chuppot this year. Mazel Tov! May you have many babies. Or something.

[10] receptions that played Lady Gaga and Don't Stop Believing BACK TO BACK. I'm hoping this number shrinks to 0 next year. Better yet, -10 so I get some redemption from the punishment I suffered.

[11] rainy wedding days this year. Call me awesome, but I love rain. Rain is only liquid sunshine. The wetter the better. That's what sh.... never mind. This is a family friendly blog.
So now, without further ado, I humbly and most graciously present to you...

Be Joyful. Seek the joy of being alive.


  1. I wanted a glass of wine to sip while watching that.... a wonderful reprieve, powerful reminder of how important this job is. Gorgeous. You rock.

  2. you never cease to make me laugh and cry simultaneously. I love how you see love my friend.

  3. Eric. You are so silly! That's what sh.... YOU inspire me ALWAYS to be my greatest self as an artist and person. Thank you for your love!

  4. i. love. you. and your numbers. and #7. you are such a charmer, it's ridic.

  5. Hi Eric, I'm a just a beginner photographer who run into your site throw some link on twitter. And I have to say your work is amazing and really inspiring to me.
    Thanks for sharing it!

  6. Um, an NPR ref, a thats-what-she-said joke AND all of your amazing images? Pretty sure I'm in love with you.

  7. you are too funny...too bad we can't work together on my wedding day..oh well. 1+ bride has serious crash on your photo! Keep up the good work!

  8. Best way to start my day! Incredibly powerful and emotion filled imagery and a good laugh. Your writing is amazing! I had to read it twice because it was too good not to indulge again!

  9. Clever, clever dude. Thoroughly enjoyed this read - imagery without the lens. Insight peppered with humor.
    Looking forward to working with you this summer on Marcy & Dan's day.

  10. Love your images! Keep up the Greta work. All the best from Germany, Nancy