David & Ashley laugh together constantly. Their smiles are contagious, their love is super genuine, their families are kind and inviting, and their wedding was one truly awesome weekend.
When Sarah & Sean first reached out to be to photograph their wedding, they said, "Our venue's very dark, but it seems to match your style." And when their wedding day arrived, I fell completely in love with their venue. The rain, the wind, a change of ceremony location... none of that mattered. Sarah was so excited to marry Sean, Sean was so excited to marry Sarah, everything was beautiful, and when I asked each to pose serious for a photo, it was difficult to get them to stop smiling. The day was perfectly wonderful, and I was so pumped to be there to capture an awesome couple at one of the coolest venues.
Britt's sister, the maid of honor, began her wedding toast by saying, "I'm just curious, how many of you here tonight consider Britt & Jeff to be some of your best friends?" The entire wedding erupted in cheers.
Britt & Jeff are great. Jeff would throw his championship WWE belt in the air while Britt smoked a cigarette in her flowered wedding dress and leather jacket. They're also incredibly kind, laid-back, and so, so genuine.
Their wedding was a DIY masterpiece and a true celebration of love, for one another and everyone surrounding them. I felt real lucky to be there to capture it.
I've known for Steph for 15 years. In the past year, in part due to her reaching out regarding wedding photography, we have reconnected, and I am so happy about it. Chris and she are a perfect match. They are kind, smart, and full of love for their families, their friends, humanity, and one another. Their rustic, mid-April wedding was met with cold winds, harsh sunlight, and a certainty that none of those things would mess with their day. From an orienteering course for their guests to Chris's family hopping in with the wedding band, their wedding was full of fun, full of love, and simply the best way to kick off my 2018 season. Cheers to two of the best!
Emily & Justin assured me I'd love Mexico, and wow. I really did.
But beyond falling in love with the gorgeous landscape, kind people & really cool culture, I got to witness one of the most stunning weddings of all time. 50 of their closest family & friends traveled down for the occasion and made me feel completely welcome. Emily made her dress, her accessories, the dresses of her bridesmaids & both mothers, her husband's suit, all of the favors, and all of the decorations, so there was a cohesive and intimate beauty in every detail.
And... I just think everyone should get to laugh this much on their wedding day. Justin and Emily have that really wonderful, really happy love. It was awesome to be trusted to capture it.
Here's to Le Pants King & Queen!
What a spectacular day to end my 2017 season on. Sarah & Dave have this wonderful, tight-knit group of family & friends that came together for a perfect day. From their intimate, beautifully-lit ceremony at the First Congregationalist Church in Marion to their lively, non-stop dancing reception at the Rosebrook Event Center, it was an honor to be there to capture it all.
Laura & Alex are magical. 14 years together have earned them an obvious deep understanding of and everlasting appreciation for one another. They had an intimate ceremony at a historic church that didn't even have electricity, followed by a dance-heavy reception at a place near & dear to their hearts, Just Right Farm. This was a real special one.