The first time we ever met, in a local coffee shop to chat about wedding photography, we found ourselves way past empty cups in honest conversation about vulnerability.
The second time was just weeks before their wedding. In this conversation we talked about the stress of last minute details and compromises, all the spent money and energy, and of course like any couple caught up in the heart of the wedding planning grind, will be asking themselves, is this all going to be worth it (we could of just eloped). But then we talked about how weddings are about marriage. And while you are getting married to each other, it is an entire community that can make that promise. To have them surround you and say yes to supporting you throughout your lives.
And so their day became the perfect combination of these things. The ability to be open, and vulnerable, and love right up close, alongside the beautiful community that uplifted and cared for them so generously throughout the day. Lastly, their thoughtful and intentional schedule allowed for so much time to soak up that community and take quiet moments with each other. So many moments I, with the fullest heart, photographed. And am certainly sharing in abundance!