From beautiful backyard weddings to a sweet country wedding I am so blessed to be able to document love and to have the wonderful privilege of being a Wedding photographer.
Kelsey & AJ’s country wedding was extra special. By the time the beautiful bride walked through the carefully crafted and beautifully decorated doorway I was practically sobbing out loud. The tears were streaming down my cheeks, my make up was running and I could hardly see to click the shutter.
Sweet little Kelsey was all grown up and radiating light as she and her father, Wayne, strolled toward AJ who was anxiously waiting for his bride. I had the honor of being Kelsey’s Girl Scout Leader from Kindergarten through High School and of being her “other mother” for as long as I can remember. Her amazing Mom, “Miss Anne”, was not only the best Co-Leader anyone could ever hope to have but is also one of my closest and dearest friends. They are all more than friends, they are family.
I don’t know if it was because her “something old” was a set of jewelry I gave her which truly touched me, her radiant smile or just because there she was…all grown up and about to be married but my heart just overflowed and then rolled down my cheeks.
If there was ever a love story of overcoming all odds it is these two lovebirds. They have truly been through it and come through the other side stronger and more in love. The standing room only wedding and reception was a true testament to both of them and to their love. Trust me when I say “standing room only”, one could barely move. How wonderful for them to have such a fantastic turn-out. The love and admiration from everyone who came to celebrate with them was palpable.
Kelsey and AJ are blessed to have a wonderful example of Parents, Aunts, Uncles and Grand-Parents who have blazed a trail of love and set a beautiful example of marriage for them to follow. Their example includes two 30+ year marriages, a 50+ year marriage and one of 65 years!
Much love and many blessings to you Kelsey & AJ! May you have a long, happy life together and a legacy of love!