This past weekend, I was a part of a wedding that truly reminded me why I love this job. There are times where it’s hard to work for yourself, be the boss, have a life, and show everyone your world. It can be taxing to feel guilty posting photos on social media of fun things when you have piles of work to do. There can be guilt, loneliness, and exhaustion. But then a couple comes along who truly love you. Not just your pretty instagram feed or your pricing structure, but you as a person. They love the way you look at love and the way you yearn to capture their story. It’s like a switch turns on. That is what happened when I sat down with Brandon and Allie.
I had the privilege of already knowing these two before booking with them. I knew they were beautiful people (inside and out!) and that they cared about the right stuff. Allie spent a year working in the pre-school that my boys went to a few years ago, so I got to watch her grow into this wonderful speech therapist, and then when my nephew was born, in walked Allie to do his hearing screening! How funny is life? Somewhere in there I also learned that my next door neighbors are good friends with these guys so it was just so much fun. When Brandon proposed and the excitement settled down, I remember getting an instagram message from Allie one day after I had posted a flat lay image. She was asking me if I would do a flat lay of her wedding invitation when the time came!! I was hooked guys. It was like I knew we were meant to be. After we chatted on my back porch and got them settled, I could sense the relief in their eyes. They knew I’d take the very best care of them and they trusted me. I can’t tell you what that means to me.
Their wedding day was absolutely beautiful. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, their closest friends all looked so so great and were having a blast, and they even got to stop at DQ on their way to their reception. What more could you ask for? I am so happy that I get to share these images with you all. They mean so much to me because of the people in them, and I really can’t thank the new Mr. & Mrs. Boyd enough for allowing me to help guide them and capture this day.
June 15, 2021