Sean+Jenny’s backyard wedding/reception was filled with so much love and joy. We LOVED being there, witnessing families grow and change, friends weeping for each other, and a couple making the biggest commitment of their lives. We were also chased wildly by mosquitoes. Luckily, we had golf carts, the mosquitoes were no match for us.
Starting the day of right….Lovely…
There was a TOMS theme going on. Sparkles were included. Anticipation.
Jenny has some pretty amazing family and friends. Not a dry eye during this prayer time.
I love this look Sean’s mom gave him, so much gravity. She was so proud of him, it was pretty adorable.
AH! Father – daughter. LOVE.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
So. much. emotion. Wow, these girls were hilarious. Hi-a-ri-ous. Sound of Music hilarious. You know what I’m talking about. Ok so we had a big of a bug problem. Mosquitoes were EVERYWHERE. We were on the run in golf carts trying to find a secluded place to shoot. Everywhere we landed we’d get attacked. At one point, my job was to shoot and Ben’s job was to protect my face. We eventually had to spray each down from head to toe in bug spray, then take pictures. Despite the craziness, we’re pretty proud of the result. We were getting swarmed here. Worth it.
Intimate. And slightly out of focus. My favorite spot of the day
Love. Their Don’t Give Up image. Read about what that even is here. Adorable details…
Maybe my favorite cake cutting pic of all time?Big brother. And then the crazy faces started. I can’t even explain these…*SIGH* I have to stop somewhere, this post is ridiculously long already. Jenny+Sean, thank you for choosing us, it was an honor to be there. Peace friends. rw.
Dewitt, Nebraska. A glorious place full of small town wonder and the setting for Josh + Jen’s wedding. What I love about their day was the time they set aside for pictures. We weren’t rushed or stressed for time, we just wandered around the town for an hour or two. Time is definitely an important part of our artistic process.
Jen teared up a lot during the day. I was in love with it. See? More tears. Of course we took a few shots in front of a big rig parked outside the church. Of course we did. We are passionate about marriage and what you experience, believe, feel on your wedding day is worth fighting for. You may not always feel so gushy, you may lose faith in each other. Our hope is that this image and the meaning behind the Don’t Give Up Project will remind you of your commitment on your wedding day, how profoundly you believed in one another and your marriage. What you have is worth fighting for. Oh yeah. We broke into the town pool. It was freakin sweet. Also, boys like to play with snakes. Why is that? This next image emphasizes why we do what we do. We are human and life is incredibly precious. So for us, getting to photograph people is an honor. Jen with one of her bridesmaids, Alicia Rea. Alicia passed away just two weeks after the wedding after a tragic car accident. I know Jen will treasure this image of her friend forever. We also chatted with the neighbors… I think Josh + Jen hold the record for fastest ceremony ever. Someone timed it at 11 minutes. I would never normally even photograph the marriage certificate being signed, let alone put it on my blog. But this photo just cracked me up! Jen’s sister, Lindsey (whos wedding I also photographed) juggling wedding responsibilities and child. These boys are peeing. Just had to sneak that in. I know, I’m gross. Whatev
Happy Wednesday friends, Peace.