Our first wedding of 2017 was that of Philip & Julia here in Findlay. It was not only our first wedding of 2017, but our first event since our son was born (and my first time leaving him for more than an hour). This mommy was soooo nervous for both leaving the baby AND shooting a wedding. It was a super humid day, I was slightly sleep deprived and I was wearing a dress to try and stay cool (which I never wear regularly much less when photographing weddings). I kept thinking "what if I trip and fall and my dress flies up and I ruin their wedding"....luckily that didn't happen and I didn't moon anybody (that I know of!)
Their big day started at Gateway Church out by Liberty Benton schools with a gorgeous ceremony in which their officiant spoke so highly of both the bride and groom. He discussed how they care for their community by being in the military and nursing. If that doesn't tell you how kind and caring this couple is, you can just look at this image of their "not first look" shot.
The genuine love that these two have for each other is so evident just from looking at them interact. All I have to do is ask them to look at each other and they make each other smile instantly!
Oh and did I mention the entire bridal party and their families were AMAZING at following directions?! I'm pretty sure I didn't even get halfway through my sentence one time and Julia was already in the pose I was telling her to do...that is the type of client photographers can only dream of! They also were all so natural in front of the camera.
The bridal party was so much fun and there was never a dull moment. Even when we got to the Findlay Inn for the reception they had the party going right away. Julia & Philip's guests did NOT disappoint - there was so much dancing going on that we didn't know which direction to start taking photos! It truly was a reception where you wish you were a guest and not a vendor. Congratulations again, Mr. & Mrs. Jewett! We hope you had safe travels and wish you the best on the next step of your journey as husband and wife. Thank you again for allowing us to capture your big day!