This is going to be a different kind of wedding story. One we struggled with on a personal but also on a professional level. Sometimes, all we ever want is everything and sometimes we do not get it.
We were on a train to the airport letting our friend know we were coming to Berlin when she gave us the news. We had met at this very wedding and hit it off as if we were old friends. Now, we truly are lucky in that way. We regularly leave a wedding with new connections and new friendships. The reason for that is simple. We get booked by people who are like us in one way or another. We are a good fit and that is why we choose to work together. Using more contemporary vocabulary one might say, we live in the same bubble. This has helped us tremendously in being successful, because we thrive on these connections. In fact, they make our job easy. Sure, we get inquiries that are copy/paste and sent out to a bunch of photographers. No hard feelings (just double-check whether you replaced the names each time, that'd be nice). But the people who become our clients, they are our people. We share the appreciation of the craft, of individuality, the custom-made, a compatible set of values in the most cases. So, there is a lot of identification going on which makes us laugh and cry at weddings and also suffer when we hear that things are not going well. They split.
We were pissed, I will be honest. We went through the images looking for clues even. It's silly. And useless. When it comes down to it, this is one part of the whole story, the ugly part. The heart-break, the pain, the loss. But we need them in order to appreciate all the goodness we will encounter ahead. Because we will.