with both katie and brandon living out of the state, i didn't have the chance to meet them in person before their wedding this past sunday...and to be honest, it made me a bit nervous* i have always felt that the relational connection between a couple and their photographer is just as important as the artistry and images that the photographer can capture - and having a chance to confirm that connection before the wedding day is so very helpful.
but with that being said, i could not have hoped for a more wonderful couple to meet in such a beautiful moment, amid the detailed charm of the blue dress barn in benton harbor. both katie and brandon were immediately welcoming and made me feel as if i were part of their very family. and that was truly the theme of the day...an aura of gratitude among these two for their families that had surrounded them, supported and loved them..and ultimately were there to celebrate with them.
beauty was everywhere...in conversations, embraces, dresses, flowers, speeches. it seemed as though i just happened upon a taste of heaven's wedding feast...what an honor!
thank you b&k - your gracious words and character were a precious gift. blessings my friends!