i do: heather+josh

i’m having trouble putting words to keyboard to describe how much i loved being part of heather and josh’s day. our relationship started last fall with their engagement session in bloomington and i knew from minute i left that their wedding day was going to be special. sure, heather and josh are pretty to look at and they’re funny…but what you don’t get from my photos is their kindness. their pure, honest-t0-goodness kindness. heather was one of the first to text (a text….not a facebook message) me congratulating me on hazel’s birth. she even brought by a gift, too. and three weeks later, when hazel was in the hospital, guess who texted me, checking in. heather.

i’m in the business of making others happy but every once in a while the universe matches me up with a set of clients who, i feel, care about me just as much. that is what makes doing what i do such a dream.

i really don’t mean to turn this blog post into one about myself, but i really can’t help it when describing these two. they are selfless and loving and thoughtful and so so in love with each other. that thoughtfulness for others is, no doubt, what bonds these two so tightly. mutual respect and kindness toward your spouse will get you through any crappy day or long distance commute, which is something these two know all too well.

heather…josh…your day was so beautiful, from start to finish. the marriott griffin gate in lexington, ky was the perfect setting for your amazing day. from your beautiful flowers by crist creona to your absolutely-killed-it-awesome-future-brides-hire-them band, stretta, i feel absolutely beyond lucky to have been part of it. i adored spending time with your family and friends and only hope these photos capture an ounce of the love and beauty present that day.

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i really really love that josh and his guys didn’t wear a solid white shirt. the subtle subtle pinstripe in their shirts was SO handsome. also? bowtie. bonus points for the fact that he tied it himself.

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every wedding ceremony should end with a champagne toast with the bridal party. i loved this.

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checking out the new jewelry.

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this is so sweet and needs to be framed.

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the conversation just before the following photo of heather with her 3 brothers: “heather, we want to pick you up.” “but you have a bad backs….(then, to me) no really, we have bad backs!”

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the moments following a ceremony are usually….stressful. family photos and crying children and sore feet…it’s always so nice to get all the family stuff out of the way only to be left with my bride and groom. once we took off on golf carts across the course, i think we all breathed a collective sigh of relief. love these precious few minutes i had with heather and josh. and lexie, of course.

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a family of three…

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so does anyone remember seeing a facebook status i put up the night of this wedding? about how i had just witnessed 10 little girls, rolling around on the dance floor fighting over the bouquet? here’s when it was still cute and funny:

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and because i had so many cute “outtakes” from this day, i thought i just had to post them. sweet charlie was so cute with his wagon/ring bearer job, which he took very seriously. really. don’t even think about taking his wagon.

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mid-family photo attempt.

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i hope i don’t embarrass anyone by posting this, but truth? this is so real life. and i love it.

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