In my opening descriptions for these blogs, I always start with some sort of description of the couple or something notable about the wedding day. I've been sitting here for quite some time struggling to produce quality sentences that describe these two incredible people. I can only think of individual words so let's start there.
Joyful. Kind. Beautiful. Adoration.
After photographing hundreds of people in my career, I can tell you that joyful people are the most beautiful people. They glow and just radiate joy which impacts everyone around them. I think joy is different than happiness, it's more, it's not temporary like happiness can often be. I've also never met a truly joyful person who wasn't kind or beautiful and those are wonderful attributes that just tag along with it.
Then there is adoration. My favorite part of what I do is watching grooms look at their brides. Jon's eyes just scream how much he adores her. Funny thing is this was sort of a quicker wedding than most, much like me and Ryan and I see a lot of similarities. I don't think you need to know someone for a million years to marry them, sometimes you just know right away and there's absolutely no doubt. That is how it was for us.
I almost didn't put this next photo in this blog until I did a second look and it just sorta took my breath away a bit. I think there are technically better photos in the set, but this one has such a great energy and a lot of feeling in it. I love the thought of being swept away like it was just the two of them and he just scoops her up and they run off together. Over the years, routines and familiarity set in and along the way it's easy to lose sight of how it all got started and the wonderful feeling of newness. We've been through some pretty tough things and made it out the other side and our wedding photos and vows helped pull us back in to that pure love, untainted by the stuff life throws at you. I hate to say it, but it's easy to forget when a lot of years pass. When you are in the moment, you think you'll never forget that feeling but life seems to speed up and get away from you without even realizing it. So I hope and pray for you guys, that this image and the rest of your photos always bring you right back to this feeling of being filled with joy, adored and swept away.
Now on to the rest of the day :)
This dress was MADE for twirling. I seriously wanted he to just twirl everywhere she went.