Our first face to face meeting wasn’t far from the wedding date. They walked into the coffee shop (cute as could be) and I knew immediately…they were my people. Nick with his dry sense of humor and Madison in a mild ball of stress ready to lay out the plan (so much like me if I may add). They were sweet & funny & put full trust in my ideas & hopes for their day. Sighs of relief were had by all as we sunk into the perfection the day would hold & me assuring them that I would take care of anything they needed. I knew the day would be special & I wasn’t wrong. Fast forward to the morning of as I packed my gear & felt the wedding day jitters. I’ve been doing this for 6 years…why do those still exist? My second shooter & I walk into the hotel room and the air is calm. All the girls ready & the bride waiting patiently for our arrival. If I could, I would post every photo from this wedding. It was just that beautiful. But I’m gonna go ahead and give you only a little taste so I can share more later. Also because I have a crap ton of other things I need to edit so my clients don’t hate me.
I am always emotionally invested in my clients...especially my brides. But this wedding killed me. From the moment I hopped on a call with this gal, I knew we clicked. I loved every statement, idea & thought she had. I was beyond excited for this day. And I was not disappointed. Every moment was filled with real and raw love & excitement. Every person genuine & supportive of this union. Every photo filled with more than just the image laid before me. This wedding was special. I can't get over how close I felt to this couple on their day & how excited I've been to share these images with them. Congratulations to the very gorgeous Cam & Kasey...you two are amazing together. Let's be friends forever.
At most weddings, people are happy for the bride & groom...at least every wedding I've been to. But this wedding they weren't just happy. They were invested, emotional, real, joyful, proud & downright celebratory. There was a different air about the loved ones that gathered around this beautiful couple several weeks back. They were "in" with them. I feel like I was a part of something extra special with these two. I hope to keep them not just as clients but as friends. No actually, I think I will force them to be. They are just that cool.
Also...they had snow as their reception exit. I surely can't leave that detail out.
"No words can describe our wedding day as we commited our lives to each other in front of our family & friends. We woudn't change a single moment of that day. Our biggest surprise was stepping back & realizing how dearly we are loved & supported by those around us. We are already loving what God has in store for us. Here's to the great gift of marriage" -David & Kayla
It's wedding season. I barely have time to breathe let alone blog.
Yet here I am staying up late, to show you even a few of these images from my beautiful cousins wedding. Because...I simply can't get enough of these two. Such sweet love. So worth no sleep.
Cinderella herself would have planned this beautiful wedding. It was classic & elegant. It also didn't hurt that the bride emulated a princess from the inside out. Being a part of this celebration & PARTY was a one of a kind experience. Congrats you two!
From now on...I want to shoot weddings on stormy days, near a lake, with pretty people who are in love. Because it was just that good. Glad we got that settled.
Hope you enjoy the prettiness as much as I did!
To say their wedding was special would be an understatement. This blog isn't long enough for me to share with you this couple's story or the incredible & painful journey they went on before meeting one another. So, I'll have to let the pictures do some talking. Their emotion packed wedding was one of my favorites...and not just because I'm related to the groom. It would have been even if I wasn't. I am SO beyond proud of these two, excited for their marriage & honored to have been a part of their incredible day.
Love them and their little girls to pieces. What a precious family you have created!