Back in 2010 Michael was asked to shoot a wedding; his first wedding. I practically begged him to let me tag along as his second shooter. We shot a couple weddings that year, a few more the next year, and still a few more in our third year. When anyone asked about our business my reply was the same, maybe you’ve heard it! I’d say, “it’s just a great hobby.. Something we are able to do and enjoy together.”. I think I didn’t want to admit that shooting weddings was just about the greatest thing I could choose to spend my time doing. I LOVED it. I loved being a part of someone’s perfect day. I loved capturing moments that that would hang on walls and remind people how deeply in love they are.
I remember this day.. We walked to the grocery store and collected armfuls of popcorn, and candy, Friday’s freezer appetizers, and a redbox movie for a good for the soul, bad for the cholesterol levels, date night in. I remember waiting in line at the cashier exchanging banter back and forth and catching glances from […]
Over 8 years ago (whoa I can’t BELIEVE it has been that long!) I was at freshman orientation at CNU. A friend of mine and I went to a “dance party” in a residence hall lounge.. one of the many exciting things planned for that weekend. Problem was, when we got there, though there was loud music, not a soul was dancing. My friend and I decided to start dance anyways.. and the first person to join us, a total stranger then, is now my best friend in the world. Caitlin has one of the most incredible hearts of anyone I know and I am so honored to call her a friend. Living this far away from her is killing me, and I am SO thankful her and her future hubby are planning to visit us here in Kenya. Thankfully, I can call her and it’s like I’m sitting right next to her, or Facebook her my ridiculous thoughts from the day, just like normal.
When Michael and I are photographing a wedding I get in a zone. I am ultra focused on finding a good shot and getting everything covered that I don’t really get caught up in the little moments. It’s after the fact, while sorting through all the images from the day where I reflect at what an amazing day it was. Well, that was NOT the case for this wedding. I was caught up in so many moments, the father-daughter first look, Audra coming down the aisle with her mom and dad who adore her, seeing Michael look at his gorgeous bride for the first time (his reaction was the best I’ve ever seen.. you could completely see how overwhelmed he was that he was marrying Audra), Audra Audra immediately hugging Michael because she just couldn’t help herself, their amazingly heartfelt vows and ceremony, the father-daughter first dance (yep, I was weeping.. so happy we got some good images even through the tears)..
This is the last one, I promise. If you didn’t catch part I or part II of our amazing month long honeymoon, go check it out!
To finish our month abroad, my sister, Lindsay, who was backpacking Europe at the time met up with us for our quick visit to Barcelona.