We walked into Karlen's family home and the atmosphere was serene and joyful. Karlen was radiant, hanging out with her daughter, mom, and closest friends. We started capturing the details of the morning, surrounded my precious moments Karlen will never forget. The whole room cried as Karlen read her daughter, Adeline, her Flower Girl book and clasped a necklace around her neck. Then they loaded up the car and drove to the venue, full of anticipation.
Meanwhile Dan was getting ready with his groomsmen at his parents' home, a home that has been in their family for sixty years.
A light rain fell into the early afternoon as Karlen got dressed and saw her dad for the first time. The ceremony pushed from the patio into the reception space, family and friends gathered with hugs and joyful hellos to get ready to celebrate Karlen and Dan. The room sang a song of blessing over Karlen and Dan and their newly formed family while they stood at the altar, and it became clear how perfectly the events of their day unfolded to lead to that moment, the room bursting full of voices and love.
Dan said it himself as we hugged him goodbye, they couldn't have imagined it any other way. As the rain stopped and the sky warmed with sunset light, Karlen and Dan kicked off their marriage with the celebration of a lifetime. Karlen and Dan, we were overwhelmed by the hospitality of your family and the gracious way you both glided through your wedding day, fully present and soaking in every moment. We are so excited for the next pages of your love story, and feel so honored we got to capture this part. Love and hugs, Becky & Kaleb.
Wedding photography is my heartbeat. I love capturing the interactions between the bride and her tribe as they get ready together, the look on a groom’s face when he FINALLY sees his bride for the first time, and the way a dad wraps his arms around his baby girl on her wedding day. Bride and groom portraits make my heart jump and I cry on almost every wedding day.Get in Touch