When the bride is getting ready to see her groom for the first time, magical things happen.
I can”t help but get a little weepy as I write this post…which is not a surprise because I am probably the cheesiest person on the planet. So I’m not about to disappoint with this post :)
Oh 2012… you blew my mind and surpassed all my dreams and expectations. Every single person I photographed changed my life and my business in so many ways and I am so grateful for that. I can’t stop saying how lucky I feel to have such amazing clients and I don’t think I will ever stop saying that…because it is so true! So to all you love-birds out there who make my dream job a reality, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I wouldn’t be doing what I am today without you!
2012 wasn’t always easy and yes being a photographer is a dream job, but there were struggles. There were moments of weakness and there were moments when my heart felt bruised. But there were moments of change and growth and I am so grateful that photography always pushes me in new and unexpected ways. I am so excited to see how I change in the coming year…so very excited!
I want to say a HUGE thank you to all my family and friends who have never stopped supporting me over the last 3 years. AND to all the amazing photographers that I have formed amazing friendships with over the last year, you all inspire me so much and I am so lucky to just know you! And you better believe I’ll visit you all in California, Tennessee, Michigan, Pennsylvania and all the other amazing places you all live!
And to my husband Jordan….my second shooter, my cheerleader, my best friend, and the most supportive man ever! I wouldn’t be doing this without you…you encouraged me to follow my dreams and never once questioned my ability to do so. I can’t wait to travel the rest of the world with you and I can’t wait to achieve the rest of our dreams together. Yeah that’s right….you complete me. (I told you I was the cheesiest person alive!)
And thank you God for blessing me in so many ways. This is all because of You! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13
Now sit back and relax and scroll through tons and tons of photos…I have too many favorites.
I love these two. Like seriously, I love them. We all went to college together and they are two of the nicest people I know. Their wedding day was stress free, full of love and joy, and everything that a wedding should be…one big awesome party celebrating love. This was the best wedding to end the season on…one big love party. Love that :)
Enjoy the photos and remember to love and hug your loved ones this Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for! And Anna and Zac, thank you for allowing me to capture your amazing story! May your marriage be the amazing love story I know it will be :)
The amazing vendors:
Ceremony: College Mennonite Church // Reception: The Spohn Ballroom // Florist: Angie Pickrell-Brock at Sautters // Cake: Ella Bontrager // Hair: Brittany Steiner at Shoobedoo // Dress: Stephenson’s // Bridesmaid dresses: Bridesmaids.com // Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse // Catering and Tableware: Elegance in Thyme // DJ: Tim Blaum