Leighton & Amber

It isn’t any bride’s dream to wake the morning of her wedding to the sound of rain pummeling the roof.  But a little {or a lot} of rain wasn’t going to stop these two from turning a September Saturday into their fairytale! After weighing the options and checking the radar … choose a rain location or wait for it to stop and only have a few minutes in the gorgeous location they’d chosen weeks ago … Amber and Leighton decided to wait. Amazingly, the rain stopped! At least for a little!     Precious few minutes and dark grey skies, but their smiles lit the morning with so much joy! It sprinkled a little by the time we were taking bridal party pictures and we were barely all tucked into vehicles before the rain started pouring out of the sky!   Their ceremony was lovely with both father’s taking part speaking and officiating their marriage vows. Thankfully, the rain stopped again and the skies lightened a bit! The reception was held in a huge white tent in a grassy pasture behind the church.   People meandered down the path, grabbed a darling little bag of pretzels, and chatted with friends. Amber spent a lot of time creating fun details from the hand -painted signs along the path, to the little pretzel bags, to the hair bows and bow ties for the nieces, nephews, and her little brothers. Leighton & Amber also built the gorgeous walnut farmhouse table they used at the reception.  Seriously, how talented are they?!!!! The reception was a relaxed affair with pork barbecue, pasta salad, potato...

Marvin & Martina

Marvin and Martina first met at a Settler’s tournament.  When Martina’s friend sent her a text inviting her to come, Martina sent a text back saying, “Who else will be there?” Her friend answered with a list of names, the last two of which were Marvin Charles.  Martina never noticed the missing comma and quickly replied, “Who are Marvin and Charles?” The rest, they say, is history. Meet the now Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Charles! Martina’s home is surrounded by lovely peach and apple orchards, the perfect backdrop for their wedding photos.  The day was filled with golden sunlight … one of those, “What is so rare as a day in June” moments come to life.   The reception was filled was exquisite peonies and pink roses! I wanted to live there! Marvin borrowed his grandfather’s ’59 Impala for their getaway car. So fun! Wishing you many, many years of beautiful happiness!...

Lee & Peggy

Lee and & Peggy were both part of a talented group of singers called, Oasis.  After a few tours, a new kind of music began to drift into their hearts.  The music of love. I love seeing love relationships that blossom out of mutual interests and friendships.  Passion and friendship wraps people together in so many common themes … it is a life of shared laughter, hobbies, and dreams. The day Lee and Peggy said, “I do,” was filled with so much joy! Peggy’s eyes sparkled over the top of her coffee cup. Expectation was nearly palpable as Lee waited for his first look at his beautiful bride! Their reception was marked by happy conversations, smiles, and laughter. All day, their eyes would meet each other and the “I can’t believe you’re mine” thoughts danced silently through the air! As you can imagine, their wedding day was also marked by simply gorgeous music throughout the ceremony and reception! No matter how many weddings I photograph, I always hide a few tears behind at the camera at some point during the day. The gift of love is so beautiful and sacred and nearly indescribable. Seconds before this, that “I can’t believe this is really happening to me” look crossed Peggy’s face. She smiled up at her dad who leaned over to kiss his beautiful daughter one more time before walking her down the aisle to marry the love of her life.   Congratulations, Lee &...