As Susan’s father started giving a toast, the entire forest became still, like nothing I’ve ever witnessed. A calm came into my heart that I’ll always remember. He was a special man and had me loving him as a person in our first conversation.
I walked away from this wedding feeling uplifted and changed in some way.
A couple weeks later Susan’s father unexpectedly passed away, a burden I share with Susan.
These are some of the most important photos I’ve ever taken, and I’m honored to have been there. I exercise the feelings and emotions from that day perfectly when I revisit these photos.
A note from Susan:
I’m sitting at home creating an album out of your amazing work, and I realized that I never wrote to tell you how precious and perfect these pictures are. I’ve had multiple people tell me they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen, and though I am a bit biased, I have to agree :).
But what makes them so special to me is how they completely captured the essence of everything that makes Micah and I an “Us”, especially our relationships with our family members. In the wake of losing my dad, these pictures take on a new complexity and are undoubtedly among my most precious possessions; I just wanted to let you know that. Thank you seems too simple a phrase to encompass the complexity of what I’m trying to convey, but hopefully you get the idea.
I hope all is well, blessings to you and yours this Christmas season!
Thank you Micah and Susan for opening your life to me. Please know that I love you and that we will always be connected through these moments.
An elongated hug to my friend Tyler for photographing this wedding with me.