John & Lori... They have quite the story. Half of our church called their dating and engagement. "Did you see them serve together at the youth retreat? They're so gonna be together!" "I called John & Lori like 3 months ago." "Well, I called it 6 months ago!" "Guys, everyone knows it's going to happen."
I had the pleasure of being one of the first people to know of their "officialness" (that's right, before the facebook moment ;) and yes, I DID keep the secret just fine for the record. hehe.) It was such a fun moment. Their dating relationship was darling, and during the Christmas season, John proposed to Lori by placing the ring on the top of her Christmas tree. He placed it on the Angel's wings, which, mind you, he hand made just for his special woman. Can I get an "awww"? They are one of the sweetest couples and it was such a pleasure to take their pictures. I can't wait for their July wedding! If you notice something about John & Lori with these pictures, it's that John is always looking at his soon to be bride. It's quite precious, really.
They are so smitten.
Little fact about this couple, John is 6 foot tall, and Lori doesn't even reach 5 feet. It's quite darling to see them together.
With every compliment I gave, John immediately put back on Lori. "So beautiful guys! Perfect."
"Isn't she though? I think so too." Oh John, such class. :D
"Perfect, just stay right there!" "Oh, don't worry Anne, I love to look at this all day."
Is your heart melting yet? They just glow in these pictures and it's not hard to see why!
I used the words "darling" and "precious" about 60 times for this shoot. They have such a kind, energetic, playful, and special relationship!
Oh hugs. <3
My favorite quote from the day was when I mentioned how well John does caring for Lori and how he talks to her. He replied, "Well, you know. I kind of like this whole flirting thing and being able to do it." With a big grin. :D
Yaaaayyy we're getting married!
John & Lori, I'm so happy with how your pictures turned out and it was a pleasure to take them. Happy wedding planning!
I'm in full swing with highschool graduation and finals so life is pretty crazy right now, but I hope to get a personal post up soon to update you all!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Brent & Hannah met at their local community college where they served in the Honor Society as public relations officers. Friendships turned to something more, and many activities and lunches together grew their affections towards one another. They spent time going on dates in Brent's truck, and after several years of dating even got a dog together. Their day was filled with blessings and lots of love from family members and close friends.
See? Cute little touches all throughout the day. This was put on the bottom of Hannah's shoes since their dog couldn't be there for the wedding.
Hannah's mom made all of the bridesmaid dresses, and literally sewed the girls into the dresses the day of. So much time and care was put in by her mother and she did such a wonderful job.
Hannah & her sister are so close, and it was beautiful to see them together throughout the day laughing and enjoying one another.
As I was with the girls, Dad was over with the guys, where he spent the time taking pictures and making sure every guy's tie was on straight. ;)
With the house in an excitement and lot's of "Do you have this?" chatter around, Hannah was off to the car to be married!
And as the sun finally started to peak through the clouds, all the bridesmaids arrived, and it was time to get married!
My favorite part of the wedding is after the ceremony. I always make sure I give time for my bride and groom to have some moments alone to sink everything in, and during that time I put on my 80-200mm lens and grab some quick pictures. It feels like the most precious moment of the day and I love that i'm able to capture it.
Brent made sure he had a foot stool for Hannah to use so she could get into his truck. Class, Brent!
"I love that Hannah will sincerely listen to everything I say/feel/think whenever I feel down. She is there to pick me up with enthusiasm and laughter."
They danced, they sang, they ate blue colored candy that matched their color, and it was a fun reception had by all. :)
Brent & Hannah, your wedding was wonderful, and it was an honor to be apart of it. Blessings to your marriage!