warning: you will fall in love with this couple.
told you so.
when sandie contacted me to photograph her wedding i was thrilled. i had met her on several occasion previous to their wedding and i knew that being with her was a total treat. she is smiles, laughs, and happiness personified! their wedding was nothing short of the traits she owns. i loved being surrounded by her family and friends as equally giving and loving as she is. at the end of the wedding i made the customary phone call home to my man, “jaren, today i felt like one of the family, so appreciated and welcomed. it was special and unique, and i was grateful.”
sandie and john are such good people. their life together is going to be blessed!!
i am fascinated by how life’s paths twist and turn and intersect and finally cross at the right time in just the right place.
i also love how families are combined and immediate connections are made when things are “right”. sandie’s son, brandon, is lucky to have john in his life. he is going to fall into the roll of father easily. i got a little emotional seeing them interact on wedding day; it was very special, and interesting to see how a fresh bond seemed so developed and mature.
loved this moment.
and how the shoes were shed quickly. fashion is pain brandon! 😉
the bonds and relationships within this family were so evident. this got me emotional. gets me every time actually. nobody loves you as much as your own mother.
something i loved about the day and about sandie too is that she wasn’t afraid to cry if the emotion swept over her. she was surrounded by such a tremendous love, i found myself getting emotional too. 😉 laughter through tears is one of my favorite emotions!! so is the genuine happiness that is found on a wedding day. it is so evident and pure. i love being around it and being reminded of love in its beginnings.
love this one:
the flowers: quickly becoming one of my favorite things about a wedding.
sandie and john built plenty of time into their day for portraits. i was grateful and happy to spend as much time with them as possible! their energy is contagious and their love real.
these two drip personality:
and are so in love:
such an incredible bride:
their day rolled into evening and the morning celebration transferred to night:
sandie’s flowers and cake were designed by leslie of fresh and fancy flowers.
it was a day filled with true elation to have found something so beautiful!
sandie and john, thank you so much for sharing your day with me! i am still smiling at the memory of it. thank you for the sour patch kids especially, that was the best wedding-day meal i have ever been offered! 😉 may you be as happy today as you were on your wedding day! thinking of you and sending you as much love as you showed me! thank you for welcoming me into the family!!! can’t wait to hear about your future adventures together!! much love to everyone and congratulations, kj