I feel like I start every blog post with a little gush about how much I loved my wedding couple - but I really do, swearsies. I knew I was going to love Elizabeth and Nathanael from the moment we first discussed booking their wedding photography. Elizabeth let me know from the get-go how important the images of her wedding day were to her - how much she felt photography was a priority for them, over and above a lot of the other little things that go along with a wedding day.
I'll let you in on a little secret, folks - those words are music to a photographer's ears. Not just because photography is what we do, but because it's what we believe in.
I believe that moms who can't keep their eyes off of their baby girl getting ready on her wedding day are magic.
I believe that the look of pride and happiness and love on Elizabeth's dad's face when he saw her in her wedding gown very likely closely matched the look on his face when she came into the world and first took up residence in his heart.
I also believe that hiding the details about your wedding dress from your dad like the whole thing was a covert CIA operation is worth every second.
I believe that a close group of guy and girl friends at your side can make a wedding day feel like a party from start to finish--and that moms who take bridesmaid shenanigans completely in stride are going to survive us all if there's ever really a zombie apocalypse, because really - what actually phases them? Does anyone really know?
I believe that a groom practically giddy with excitement to marry his girl is just about the sweetest thing ever to witness.
I believe that when you are wearing a sword at your waist, you should absolutely cut your wedding cake with it - because who needs puny knives?
I believe that love can be felt in a room - between two newly married lovebirds, and surrounding them from all of the people in their lives.
These are the memories that last. These are the memories that matter. And I'm so, so glad these guys trusted me to be a part of this day and document it all. <3
Real friends pick random things out of the tulle on your wedding dress
Practicing walking in the dress (hint: keep kicking!)
She totally wasn't supposed to look. But I totally loved that sneakiness!
Peering down on the procession, awaiting her turn.
One last single-girl moment with Dad.
Marriage licenses are kinda important. ;)