I've known Jenn since birth so it was great to photograph her day. :)
Jenn's sister, Kirstie, the maid of honor.
Jenn was so relaxed and happy the day of. She was just so excited to marry Josh and trusted God that everything would go smoothly, which it did! :)
They get a lot of awesome points for bow ties. Big win in my book. :) Such a handsome groom! Josh is in seminary studying to become a pastor, just like his Dad.
It was so funny when I was editing these to get the stories behind the pictures from Dad. The groomsmen were imitating how they don't have beards in this one. ;)
First look happiness! So thankful to have a couple who decided to do the first look. Such a tender, sweet moment.
This was the best bridal party with which I have ever worked. We all froze that day in the cold, yet they kept smiling, kept walking, and kept doing everything I asked of them. They were so beautiful, so polite, and amazing to take pictures of. It was truly an honor to see how well they served the bride and groom!
The church was in this beautiful and quaint little town! I wish we had more time there, but i'm so happy with how everything turned out while we were downtown. :)
This was one of the sweetest moments from the entire day. I walked into the room where all the girls were before the ceremony, and just found Jenn reading Bible verses to the flower girl and her bridesmaids. Brought tears to my eyes. The night before the wedding Jenn said to me, "I'm just going to go back to the hotel and read my Bible and try to sleep, it will be good!" Her heart is so found in God and it just seemed appropriate for everyone who knows her to spend her last minutes single in this way.
Jenn wrote a beautiful speech in Spanish honoring her "Abuelita" where she thanked her for raising her mother, described what Jenn & Josh were saying in their vows, and said how proud she was of her Spanish heritage. Her grandmother doesn't know much English, and it was beautiful to see her honor her "Abuelita" in this way.
In between setting up poses I would go "Ok! Everyone hug Jenn so she stays warm. It's like in March of the Penguins! Hug of warmth guys!" I thought it was so cute. :D
Ah, Josh. He is such a classy guy. During the reception he came out with his guy friends and sang acapella songs to Jenn.
One of the songs was "Kiss the Girl" to which he walked himself over to Jenn, (in such an extreme swagger way) and "planted one" on her. Love it!
Josh & Jenn, thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of your day and all the details you put into making it so perfect. This wedding was such a blessing for me to shoot!