The day started with a bang, or rather a loud clap of thunder as I sprinted from the car into Hannah’s house to begin capturing the day. Hannah looked up from getting her make-up done and asked
“This is going to stop, right Gretchen?” her eyes a bundle of nerves and fear that their outdoor wedding was going to turn into a muddy mess.
“It’s a thunderstorm, it should roll through quickly, but it’s going to be fine either way," I responded. She smiled and I ran out the door to Aleah's house. Luckily for us the rain stopped as quickly as it started and the rest of the day yielded unwavering sunlight which had us hiding out in a basement before the ceremony began. We did Hannah and Aleah's first look on the corner of Hannah's family's barn, each squealing when they heard each other's voices for the first time and then weeping (very photogenic tears) when they saw the other's dress for the first time. The rest of the day raced by in a blur of beautiful words by many, an intricate quilt made by Aleah's mother, toasts by all three siblings, many dances and surprise fireworks. I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them! XO
Also, because sometimes I'm an overachiever, I shot a few video clips over the course of the day and made a 30 second video: