I told her to jump in a lake. She did. Chantelle was either supremely trusting of me or my ideas, or she has finds an odd enjoyment swimming around in her wedding dress in a lake that she claims is "littered with dead bodies". I'm going to say it was none of these conclusions. I believe she's just carefree. Her spirit is sunny. She has a smiley approach to everything. Her response to my asking her to be my first "Trash The Dress" contestant, "SURE! That'd be cool." Easy-breezy. Her husband Zack is a trooper too. I'm certain he thought we were all crazy.
The best day of their lives, and I was asked to photograph it. That's extremely flattering. I've known Chantelle's family for years but hadn't seen most of them for quite some time and so shooting this day had vibes of a joyous family reunion and less like a typical day at the office. This day was furnished with immaculate details. This day created satisfyingly proud parents. This day was sprinkled with momentary perfection. This day was a music video for some. This day swelled with emotion. This day belongs to them. This is Zack & Chantelle's Wedding Day.