After much prayer and discussion with my husband and family, I have decided to take a break from photographing weddings after 2016. I am not sure for how long, but at least a few years. I need a season to take some time off this type of photography to focus on the demands of homeschooling, and ministry in my church.
I truly love weddings and could not be more thankful for all the amazing people I have met & memories I have made since 2008. Wedding moments last in our minds forever, and I have seen some pretty memorable moments....
I have taken a Five-generation picture, and the grandmother was the bride!
I have a photograph of the top of a man's head, right before he plowed me over diving for the garter.
I blushed along with grandmas as the garter is removed by the groom's teeth.
I have been taught how to do the Wobble by one of my brides.
I received 3 dozen mosquito bites at a March wedding that experienced an unexpected 82 degrees, and the reception was next to a marsh.
I cheered as the 'Anniversary Dance' ended with a couple who were that day celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary (that one might be one of my all time favorites).
I photographed a girl I taught in Sunday School as a teenager become a wife as an adult.
I have seen a whole room burst into happy tears as the deployed brother of the bride surprises his little sister by coming home for her wedding.
I laughed as a father of the bride surprised his daughter by changing into a cut-off camo shirt and a rifle on his arm, then was equally moved as that same strong man cried through the entire father-daughter dance.
I learned what true service looks like as a bride and groom washed each other's feet during the ceremony.
I have praised God as a bride's mother and bridesmaids lay hands of prayer on her before her ceremony.
I teared up in gratitude for a room full of Marines standing at a fellows soldier's wedding on Memorial Day.
I saw many stolen moments and kisses when the groom thinks I am not watching (just know your wedding photographer is pretty much always watching.)
Weddings are a joy to photograph. I may one day get back into them, but for now I have been called elsewhere. Thank you again to the couples who have trusted me to capture their wedding. It was an honor. Every time, it was my honor.
|Yes, I did join the trend at specific request from the bride and groom. They one of the funniest bridal parties I have ever had, and I was laughing til I almost cried all day!|
|Deeply honored to be part of this moment.|