I’ll be the first to admit it: I love GIFs. In case you’re unfamiliar, a GIF is basically an animated image. And while GIFs (pronounced jiff) are typically funny, like Kristen Wiig doing this or Ryan Gosling doing a face palm, they can also be adorable, like baby kittens falling asleep or baby elephants just being cute or pandas going down slides. You know, freaking adorable stuff.
And then there are those kinds of GIFs that are emotional. Heartwarming. And you know what? We don’t see those GIFs nearly enough.
Meet Jeffrey Lewis Bennett. He’s an amazing wedding photographer in his own right; and then Jeffrey goes ahead and creates these animated wedding photos that really capture the moment.
I came across his work just perusing Tumblr one day when I saw this image.
Let the image load for just a second. Watch it move.
I loved it immediately. And it wasn’t just the perfect moment he captured, or the fact that it was taken in downtown Detroit, not too far from Emmaline Bride headquarters. It was the fact that he was able to capture the hand-holding, the city lights, the feeling that the couple is looking out onto the city and feeling a sense of relief, we did it! mixed with a sense of this moment is perfect.
So I had to see more! And, behold, his collection of wedding gifs is beautiful.
Animated Wedding Photos
In the interest of saving load time, here’s a gallery. Click on the images to see the animated wedding photos.