Ya know, I really should post more often. It's fun to look back and think "man that was a good one!" To tell ya the truth though, posting requires time. I know it's an essential part of marketing and all that jazz but in the end, it's still time. Time I could spend instead editing, learning, exploring new techniques. But alas, I do understand that it is necessary. And I do enjoy sharing some of my favorites with the world!
So let me tell you about this wedding. There's so much to say so I appreciate your bearing with me. Firstly, let's talk about this beautiful young woman. I have known her since she was 8 years old. I can't believe she is old enough to be married now. It really makes me feel old and puts things into perspective. I was beyond ecstatic when she asked me to photograph her most special day. She is beautiful, intelligent, and driven. It was an honor to be held in high enough regard to be trusted with this delicate task. If you don't think being responsible for someone's wedding, something they've dreamed about since birth is a delicate task, then I don't even know what to say to that. Anyway, I digress. When she approached me, it was without any hesitation that I agreed.
She and Tyler had met in college and had originally planned on a June wedding. Mother nature had intended otherwise. Which brings me to my second point. Jessica and I both grew up in the same community. It is a peninsula in Illinois (weird, I know). So when mother nature decides to bring about a cataclysmic flood, there's only one way in and out by car. Otherwise, you got it baby, you're boating..... Not ideal conditions for a wedding, especially when half of your wedding guests are not accustomed to such a life style. Jess and I are all too well familiar, no big deal for us. But for those outside the community, we're talking a good 2 hour commute just to get to the church, if that was even possible. This was the mother of all floods. Our little community hadn't seen the likes since 1993. We get the usual seasonal flooding, but nothing of this magnitude regularly.
So Jessica and Tyler had some deciding and contemplating to do. With heavy hearts and utter disappointment, they elected to postpone their wedding in the best interest of their guests and everyone's safety. That brought about a whole 'nother set of issues. Now they needed to reschedule everything and make sure their wedding party, vendors, and family could all coordinate on another day. The odds of that happening on that short of notice are not good to say the least. Needless to say, this truly was a match made in Heaven because it somehow all worked out and they were able to settle on a date in August.
Fast forward two months, the wedding of Jessica's dream went off without a hitch. The weather cooperated, the flooding receded, and everything was perfect. Even for August, the weather was a dream. So here we are in February and as I am dreaming of those balmy Summer days, I wanted to share some of her day with you! Enjoy!