One thing I struggle with as a wedding photographer is tears ;) As a hopeless romantic, I've always been a lover of weddings... So, when I decided to start photographing them, I was pumped! Little did I know that even the gap of not being personally close to either the bride or groom would keep me from being emotionally touched by their public profession of love for one another. Apparently a struggle of a hopeless romantic wedding photographer is making sure you your camera stays focused on the bride and groom when your eyes glass over ;) LOL!! Want to make it worse? How about being asked to capture the day your best friends start something they've been waiting all their lives for? Personal Note: wear a dress with pockets so you can have your tissues handy!!
Thankfully, we are all silly and keep things light, no matter what! This is one of my favorite - before they got ready, they signed their marriage license with our preacher, Bro. Phillip Casper (who is also very silly and struggles with being serious like the rest of us), and had me rolling cause they didn't want to change. They said, "This is us." They're right ;)
With Brandy all beautimous, we decided to do a first look. Even though it was just going to be family, there's something about having a few moments for just you two.
I love the excitement on her face!
We took advantage of Mr Bill's recent handiwork and grabbed a few shots under his arbor. Nothing more Louisiana in October than cotton :)
How much more perfect can it get than a screened-in front porch for Brandy and all the girls to hang out in until time to shine?
Backstory - on a typical night of hanging out, we got to skimming through some songs to decide how the procession would go, and when "Rockin' Years" came on, Keith said that was it... he was meeting her halfway, what more could you ask for? Swoon!!!
Family is not an important thing. It's everything. - Michael J. Fox
"You're one of those people that make my life better just by being in it."
There's nothing like being able to witness some of your best friends join together and create a family. Here's to many years of happiness, laughter and tons of memories! Love you two!
"And if you'll hold me tight when you love me, that's all I'll ask of you.
And I'll stand by you through our rockin' years."