October 31, 2019
Happy Wedding Wednesday, my friends!
If it’s as dreary in your part of the world as it is mine today, then you may need these beautiful images to brighten up your day. 🙂
Meet Erin + Chris.
You may remember Erin, if you’ve read the blog before, because I photographed her older sister, Kelsey’s, wedding back in May. (And fun fact: I’ll be photographing their cousin, Kim’s, wedding in December! So, when I say this family feels like my own, I’m very serious about that! Haha!)
Very simply put, Erin lights up a room. She is a ball of light and positivity, and when paired with Chris, it’s impossible to deny their connection. As crazy as this may sound, it’s like the two of them float across a room; their energies are so effortless and free. I remember watching them dance at Kelsey’s wedding earlier this year, and it was as if not a single other person was in the room when the two looked at each other.
As with all wedding days, I am constantly watching and observing everyone around me. I’m always watching for a moment that needs to be captured and the story that needs to be told. On Erin and Chris’s day, I noticed something that really spoke to me. I have witnessed the relationship Kelsey and Erin’s parents, Mr. Ken and Mrs. DeAnn, have and admired it greatly. I’ve been very fortunate to have been treated so wonderfully by their families, but most specifically by the two of them. But I also found out Chris’s parents are just as wonderful. They, too, have a very special connection with each other and also with Chris. It’s evident that he adores his mother, and she adores him. Before the end of the night, I knew I couldn’t walk away without commenting on such. I’ve always heard you can tell a lot about a man by how he treats his mother, and if what I witnessed is any indication, Chris is a fantastic guy and will make a wonderful husband for Erin.
That same light and energy that Erin and Chris seem to carry was evident all throughout their wedding day. Sainte Terre in Benton (just outside of Shreveport-Bossier) was the perfect setting for their simple, natural, and organic inspired wedding. The ceremony was truly reflective of who they are and the history of their relationship as the pastor told stories of how they met and how their relationship blossomed at Camp Ozark in Arkansas. Meghan Awalt executed the perfect florals that were simple, but incredibly unique all at the same time. (Peep the strip of leather around Erin’s bouquet!) Erin’s Fabulous Frocks gown couldn’t have been more perfect for her – a delicate lace top with a lightweight, elegant, and flowing skirt. And their band, Hot Sauce, out of Austin, TX, BROUGHT. DOWN. THE. HOUSE! Y’all. The reception photos you’ll see below are the tiniest sampling of this party. It was WILD! And incredible! And I even had a chance to dance with my handsome second photographer (hint: It was my husband! Ha!)!
I hope y’all enjoy!