It’s pretty rare that I don’t have a chance to really get to know my couples before I shoot their weddings. And even though we had been introduced at a wedding earlier in the summer, I wasn’t able to really chat with Jenessa until right before their October wedding in Bend. This girl was absolutely not what I would have expected. Hands down one of the funniest and laid back brides. From her converse that perfectly matched her flowers, to her hilarious movie quote impressions that left her bridesmaids doubled over laughing.
And in the midst of this celebration, these two were missing some of the most important people to them. Both Shaun and Jenessa had lost their fathers in the past year. And to say that the emotions ran high in the evening is an understatement. I’ve given up on trying not to cry at weddings. It’s useless. And when Jenessa and her mom danced at the end of the night to Michael Boltons “Fathers and Daughters”, there wasn't a dry eye in the room.
I was honored to be a part of this day. I have said it over and over that it’s a photographers dream to photograph couples and weddings this beautiful!
Congrats you two! And cheers to a lifetime of happiness together!