There is nothing like capturing the wedding of someone that you’ve known most of your life. There is nothing like capturing the wedding of a woman who has waited until she is in her late 30’s to get married for the very first time. There is nothing like capturing a story of redeeming love. When you put all those things together it is one amazing day, and that is what Leah and Eric’s wedding day was!
Someone recently asked me what kind of photographer I am- journalistic, detailed, traditional… It is a question I’ve been asked before, but have never been quite sure how to answer. That day sitting with a perspective bride and her mother, it popped out of my mouth, “I am a relational photographer”. To me all the details, journalism, and traditional wedding photos really are secondary. I love weddings, because I love photographing the relationships involved- the bride and groom, the parents, friends, all of them.
Leah and Eric’s wedding really was a celebration of those relationships. I heard Leah tell someone that day that she has been a bridesmaid 11 times! She is loved by many people! And, all of those people were so excited for her day finally be here. I watched as Bridesmaids walked down the aisle with tears in their eyes, so happy for their friend. I listened to sniffs throughout the ceremony as people were overjoyed for their friends. When Eric and Leah brought Eric’s girls to the altar to present them with a special gift I caught glimpses of the family with tears running down their faces. It was an amazing day celebrating their love!
Venue- Millwood Presbyterian Church
Hair and Makeup- Nicole Allen