Every wedding I photograph is such a gift. And it's even a bit more special of a gift when it's for dear friends. When Justin first moved to Wisconsin a few years ago he started attending the same church as Karl and I, and the two quickly became good friends. The kind of friends that you just know will be in your life through all the years. I'm thankful my husband has a friend like Justin, and I'm even more thankful for the friend I gained in Sarah after the two started dating!
But that wouldn't be for another year yet.
Sarah moved to Portland around the time that Justin moved to Wisconsin, but after she completed her masters degree she moved back home! Where the two would meet at a friend's 4th of July party. Once they started dating, and I finally got to meet Sarah, I just knew they were meant for each other. They compliment each other's strengths and weaknesses, and their adoration for each other and their obedience to the Lord is so inspiring. I cherish the friendship we have with them.
Their wedding day was nothing short of an epic celebration. There were tears and smiles, and a whole lot of laughter on the joyous day the two were becoming one. Family toasted to the newlyweds recounting the special people Justin and Sarah are, and will be together. We all rang in the new year delighting in the beautiful new journey beginning!
We love you Justin and Sarah, and we can't wait to visit you in your new life in Ohio.
Thank you to all the vendors who helped make
Justin and Sarah's wedding such a beautiful day!
HMU: Salon Di Amici | Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Wedding day selfie!
Such a beautiful and joyful bride
Justin's ready to see his bride!
I just absolutely love a first look!
Getting a good luck at Sarah's stunning wedding dress!
So happy in love!
Can't get enough of these two!
It was below zero!!
There's nothing like saying 'I do' with all your best girlfriends
Such a fun wedding party!
Here comes his bride!
First kiss as Mr. and Mrs.
They are married!!
Grandma had a few funny things to say to the newlyweds
Surrounded by love!
The cutest cake topper made by Sarah's sister
I loved their guest book, Polaroids of the guests
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Young!
Beautiful shared toasts by family
I love hearing from the parents
First dance, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
The wedding party joined in on the fun too!
When the groom joins you on the dance floor!
I loved their father-daughter and mother-son dance
Time to start getting ready for that count down!
A quick pic with the Newlyweds