What a perfect day, perfect wedding, and perfect celebration for this perfect couple! As I sit here just two days after this wedding to type this blog, I am immensely overwhelmed with gratitude for this day and Nicole & Tom! I love capturing gorgeous pictures, it is truly a passion, but I know that pictures aren’t my sole purpose in life. I always have, and always will, believe in people OVER pictures. I decided I wanted to become a wedding photographer years ago when I realized it was a strong talent of mine, and also a gift from God. However I decided a long time ago that my purpose as a wedding photographer would be much more rooted than just the delivery of pretty pictures, it’s about the experience and the relationships we share with our couples. I’ve said it time and time again that one of the greatest gifts of being a wedding photographer, is the gift and joy of being able to serve our couples during their season of engagement through their wedding day. Our couples son’t even realize that as much as we serve a purpose in their life, they also serve a great purpose in our life as well!
Daniel & I knew from minute one during Nicole & Tom’s Engagement Session how wonderful it was going to be to work with them! We immediately bonded and had so much fun chatting about the big day, we left their session KNOWING how fun their big day was going to be! And we were so right!! These two were surrounded in every direction with family and loved ones on their big da, it was so beautiful to witness. The morning started with me gushing, like actual legit gushing, over all the gorgeous bridal details Nicole had picked out. From her shoes to her dress, to the florals and color of the bridesmaid dresses, it was absolute perfection in all areas! So beautiful! Her sweet sisters and bridesmaids were a blast to hang out with, such a sweet group of ladies who were all absolute dolls to work with! Nicole looked absolutely STUNNING in her gown, and her sweet bridesmaids made sure she knew it! The entire day was just perfect, but one of my favorite moments of the day was the First Look shared between Nicole & Tom! I always get so excited when it couple opts for a First Look, it just makes me so excited and happy for them! Both Nicole & Tom were full of nerves moments before they saw each other, but the second they locked eyes the nerves faded away and the happy tears fell. It was a breath-taking moment and one of my favorite First Looks to date! The mass amount of gorgeous portraits of these two during their First Look made all of the scheduling and planning so worth it, and I know they would both agree!
If ever there was a time in my life where I questioned my faith in humanity. it would all be dissolved with this perfect day. Every single person we worked with this day blew us away with the amount of generosity, kindness, and love they showcased. The level of trust and kindness Nicole & Tom shared with us blew us away tenfold. As a photographer, when a couple trusts you 110%, the relationship between a photographer and client becomes pure magic, it’s when I produce my best work, my most creative work. Truthfully, that is exactly true with Nicole & Tom. There are no words to describe how highly we think of this sweet duo, the level of trust and kindness…Nicole & Tom you blow us away! To sum it up, I think it’s safe to say my eyes welled with tears as Nicole hugged me goodbye at the end of the night and told me ‘thank you for making my day so special.’ She is just the sweetest!! Their bridal party was an absolute blast to work with as well, they made sure the entire day was a celebration for these two! We loved spending our quick dinner break during the reception chatting with some of the bridesmaids and groomsmen, such kind and wonderful people! The in-house coordinator Jaime was terrific to work with as well, as always!!
Thank you times a million Nicole and Tom for entrusting us with the biggest day of your life, it was such an honor and one we don’t take lightly! We hope your day was filled with beautiful memories and lots of love! As you scroll through this blog we hope you enjoy this sweet couple and wedding as much as we do!