I’m not really sure if I can describe Breanna + Michael’s wedding day in words. The typical and overused adjectives certainly apply; it was beautiful and love-filled and stylish and full of so much love and joy and laughter and tears. But it was so much more than that. Spending the day with Bre + Michael was like living in a novel. Rich and detailed and poetic and overflowing with words and emotion. They truly are best friends and it’s evident in every touch, every smile, every stolen sideways glance. They feed off each other, revel in one another, and are their best selves together. If ever there were two people destined to spend an eternity growing and loving and exploring and being, it is absolutely and without a doubt these two incredible souls.
There is magic between them, and if you’re ever near them, you can feel it.
Here are a few too many of my favorite images from their amazing wedding day. I wish we could do it all over again and again and again.
Melanie emailed me this winter and after corresponding for a month or more, we finally decided to get off the computers and get into the real world and meet face to face. It was the first snow of the season, and we had wine and tator tots and talked about Bob Goff and Donald Miller and connected instantly. I left dinner unsure if Melanie was going to choose me to document her wedding day, but certain that I had made a new friend for life. So when she emailed me to let me know that she wanted me to tell her story, I was elated. Though I barely knew her, and had yet to meet her love, I knew her heart as if it were my own, and that her love story was one that I was destined to tell.
Melanie and Kevin’s story isn’t an easy one. They’ve sailed their share of rocky shores, waves crashing over them like boulders. Despite turbulent seas, they push ever onward with no destination but the horizon. These two aren’t trying to get anywhere. Instead, they’re merely trying to endure the storm as one, enjoying every breath of warm air and smooth seas that come their way. They are the living, breathing, being embodiment of a don’t give up story, and they committed to one another knowing that love isn’t a fairytale, it’s a fist fight, and it’s worth every single drop of blood, sweat, and tears.
Watching them together is otherworldly. They dance as if no one is there to watch them, and walk together, fingers always intertwined, bodies teetering ever closer, eyes alight. Their love is magic.
Like most couples I have the honor of photographing, Liz and Nick have an incredible story (and happen to be two incredible and giving people). They met through a friend of Nick’s and when their first date ended with a game of cribbage Nick knew there was something different about Liz. Something he never wanted to let go of. So he didn’t. He held onto Liz, and she to him, and they’ve grown into an incredible team. Giving, honest, hilarious, with hearts that beat for others. I was beyond blessed to document their wedding at Blue Horse Farm. Here are a few of my favorite images from their beautiful day.