This wedding has some of my favorite pictures ever taken–expressions of joy in preparation, tears of happiness as beautiful gifts were exchanged, a glorious walking-down-the-aisle moment, an intentional communion during the ceremony, a crazy fun bridal party and a beer burro!! The entire day was joy-filled and beautiful from beginning to end—such a delight to photograph.
If I had to choose one favorite moment of all these amazing moments it would actually be something so simple it could be easily missed. It was on our way to do sunset photos. Tori and Andrew had just been married. The ceremony had been beautiful. Their family and friends were full of happiness, hugs and tears. This was their first moments away from everyone, together as husband and wife. In the middle of all of this Andrew took a few minutes to ask meaningful questions to get to know my assistant whom he had just met. It speaks to this couple’s character and their caring heart for others. In the middle of their beautiful day, they took a moment to put the spotlight on a stranger and show a genuine interest in her life. When people take good care of my assistants, I feel like they are taking good care of me. Be clear – this couple knows how to party and they know how to love deep. This means the world to me.
Andrew and Tori, I should have known after our epic, multi-location engagement portrait adventure that of course this day would be so incredibly special. I was blessed to be a part. You were intentional from beginning to end. Every little detail had meaning. You wanted to honor Jesus, each other, family and friends and then celebrate with a big back-yard, barn party. And you did just that. It was simply beautiful. Congratulations and many blessings on your wonderful adventure ahead!!