Had to share one of my favorite ever "getting ready for the wedding" image collections in the form of a slideshow. Meghann and Brandon got ready together, at home with their little boys. It was so personal, so special, so touching and I think these images show that.
Some altars are harder to get to than others... just ask Valarie and Jake, who had planned to be wed October 7th of 2016 in Savannah Georgia - and then a little guy named Hurricane Matthew decided to change all that and make them postpone. One year later and in their hometown of Dallas, the couple was even happier than most couples because they had waited so long for this day! I feel like you can see this in the photos - the joy and gratitude and absolute love of all involved. I was so thrilled to be there to capture the day from start to finish - from the dress and the first look and private vows, to the elaborate mass ceremony, to the downtown adventure the bride and groom took me on - to the moment when Val and Jake found out that his beloved grandfather passed just after watching their ceremony on Facetime. This day was full of meaning, substance, and the kind of beauty that goes far beyond the shallow or tangible. Val and Jake, I simply adore you... I am so happy I was there for your day... thank you for being so generous, loving, and special. I hope you enjoy the image highlight reel of your perfect, long awaited, much deserved PERFECT DAY.
Here is a very special family to me - Liz and Ryan have been with me for many years as clients and friends, and watching them grow into a family has been very meaningful and rewarding. This session was especially meaningful, because this maternity photoshoot celebrates Liz's rainbow baby. She has graciously and openly shared her story of miscarriage and loss and a link to that story is here - it's both beautiful and heartrending, and something so many women have struggled in silence and pain with. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness so I encourage everyone to always be aware that many you meet are in this struggle and your kindness and consideration is always so important to those who are in pain over the loss associated with it.
Below in this slideshow, we celebrate a happy ending to what was a bitter struggle. All my love to Liz, Ryan, Blake, and the new baby. You deserve nothing but happiness and love and light!!
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