Friday, March 4, 2016

First Comes Love

My favorite love stories are the real ones. Raw and tangible in their imperfections yet ongoing in an undying dedication to each other. As a photographer, I have been given many opportunities to witness and capture such love stories. I feel like Mark & Temina have something exceptionally beautiful with each other. Getting to know them as their love story continues to pen itself is exciting. 

But let's not get ahead of ourselves! There was a lovely little country wedding at a winery on a warm, sunny day back in September. It was simple in a way that makes the beauty of it all so much more vivid. Standing before God and their gathering of friends Mark and Temina vowed to be each other's companions through life, no matter what. 

Adding a unique touch of beauty in all of the satin and flowers was this creative little girl.

Emelia, the miniature bride.

This special day in her daddy's life was just as much about how loved and treasured she was too. The thrill of being a little princess that day glistened in the twinkle in her eye as she danced and flitted about in her fancy shoes. I'm pretty sure every person present in that ceremony turned into a little bit of a mess when Temina took sweet Emelia's hand and vowed to love and always be there for her too.

 In January I received a note from Temina. Would I be able to meet their little family out on the ice? They had a surprise they couldn't wait to tell their friends about.

As they say, first comes love, then comes marriage... then, well, I have a feeling that big sister is going to be putting a lot of miles on that baby carriage.

Wedding Venue: Munson Bridge Winery
Reception Venue: Historic Thorp Quonset Hall
Engagement and Announcement shoot Location: Twin Springs Camping Resort

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