Small world & kindness goes a long way! Kelley’s mother actually met me on a plane from Seattle to Illinois for a wedding I had to shoot last year. She was SO kind (unlike many others on a plane) and helped me handle my baby & my gear & my bags. We chatted & I gave her my card… and her daughter got married & they asked me to partake in the beautiful events!!!!!!! AMAZING. It’s was so incredibly beautiful! The weather was excellent & to me the cold was fantastic since i’m burning to death down here in Arizona… lol. What a breath of fresh air. Literally.
The wedding took place at this hidden gem in rural Petersburg Illinois. A beautiful farm called.. yup.. The Farm.. haha. Perfect gardens to provide shade for the portraits, lovely grounds to provide a ceremony site, and WHAT a barn! Meant for weddings & events it’s perfectly quaint & excellent for character. I really enjoyed it all so much!
One thing that stood out to me was the fun between Kelley & Matthew. I really liked how their relationship came out before the camera. Fun & emotional & silly. They were not afraid to be themselves & enjoy each other. That’s what I’m really looking to capture as a photojournalist.
One of theÂ very best things about this wedding was all the emotion! He honestly cried to see his beautiful bride walk that isle. Â She truly wept with joy for her groom. They shed tears when the dearest of friends gave an exhilarating & encouraging toast. Then there was the father daughter dance.!!!! They both let go to enjoy the moment. BEAUTIFUL LOVE. True. Sincere. Unquestionable Love between a father & daughter. I’m so blessed to get to be apart of these moments & to help them remember these emotion… forever.
Enjoy some of the memories with them!