At Denice and Jone's City Hall elopement, their daughter proudly served as flower girl. While our group was crossing the street to the park across from City Hall, she fussed about holding anyone's hand. I offered my own, figuring I was new and more interesting than a family member, and she accepted, tucking her teeny hand in mine cheerfully. It was the sweetest part of my day.
Jones got a tiny bit emotional during the vows, and after, I sensed the newlyweds needed alone time post-ceremony before the outdoor photos. I sent them to the far end of City Hall and ushered the rest of the family outside. The couple joined us a few minutes later, and Denise thanked me. Sometimes it's not all about just being the photographer.