The first time I met Madeline was at her bridal session. We had emailed a few times before hand and I just knew through a few exchanged words that Madeline was one of a kind. Without a doubt, she is one of the most joyful and giving brides that I have ever met. I knew that Jay had to be one special man to have won her heart and that's just what he was the first time I met him on their wedding day. This couple could not have been any more humbling to capture. I felt my heart explode as soon as Jay turned around and looked at his bride during their first look and praised Jesus for letting me be the one to witness these two become one. These are the very moments that make me love photography. I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to turn such sweet and intimate moments into something tangible. Glory be to God who placed the camera in my hand!
(Also, thank you Hallie Jacobs for tagging along with me to capture this day! Could not have done it without you!)
This pose was requested by the groom and his groomsmen and I can not help but chuckle every time I look at it! I love a great group of guys who not only give me great photos but are joyful the whole way through!
One of my favorite parts of the day was right before Madeline walked down the aisle. Her bridesmaids gathered around her along with her grandmothers, mom, and mother-in-law. Every single one of them prayed for her and Jay and as I heard these prayers, I could not help but catch myself tearing up. Crazy, because I had just met most of these bridesmaids that day and I already felt a connection to them in a matter of minutes! If that does not speak of the power of Jesus to you then I don't know what will!
Grandmother flower girls - I mean come on how could you not love this day!