As a wedding photographer, it has been one of my worst fears that I would unexpectedly get pregnant and have to cancel a wedding. I don't take it lightly when a couple chooses me as their wedding photographer -- I consider it an INCREDIBLE honor. There are over 100 wedding photographers in my local industry alone, and I know it is not an easy decision. So you can imagine my dismay when I was told I was due to have a baby 3 weeks before Mikey & Fiona's wedding. Now, most couples would be excited for you and your bun in the oven and carry on with their wedding plans. But not these two. The email response I received in turn, blew me away. And I quote, "Here’s an idea, and let us know what you think. We are so in love with you as a human being and with your work…and we are having trouble imagining our day being captured by anyone else. If we were to push the wedding back, would you be going back to work by then?"
Mikey and Fiona CHANGED THEIR WEDDING DATE just so they could keep me as their photographer.
I could go on and on about the beautiful energy these two put out. They are kind (they let my mom and Phoenix totally crash their wedding), beautiful souls. And I hope we get to stay friends FOREVER.
I met Jake & Arianna for the first time just a few weeks ago, when we met up for their engagement session.
Since that day, I have gathered the following facts and inspirations from this pair....
#1 - their love for their Creator is their driving force, and it will stir in you something you have never felt before
#2 - their love story should be translated into a romantic comedy -- STAT.
#3 - their chemistry is otherworldly, and I thought my camera was going to catch fire from the sparks flying everywhere
#4 - any bride that allows my baby to stare in awe at her bouquet and pick flowers right out of it is A-OK in my book
#5 - Jake's expression when he saw Arianna for the first time, walking down that aisle, had me in stitches -- never before have I seen a man go into shock and not be able to move a muscle (not even in his face).
#6 - I hope we get to stay friends forever and ever, amen.