Sometimes, I get to photograph couples who are ALREADY married (not engaged to BE married).
And there is just something different about witnessing married love -- it's seen things, been through the ringer once or twice, it's weathered and it's beautiful.
There is strength in its quiet history. It's made from the same stuff as old books and good wine.
I have known Kati & Wyatt long before they became parents. We're talking middle school, guys. And I can safely say that when I think "Parent Goals", I think of them. They are raising some of the sweetest, silliest, unique, and strong girls you will ever come across. I am so blessed to have Kati in my mom-tribe, and am so damn lucky that she only lives 3 doors away.
Now, if you know this little family, you know that they are not the "sit over there and say cheese" type.
Cue the popcorn fights, squish-squash-apple-sauce, trampoline tricks, and family gardening.......
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.