Nick + Jenny are both art majors, which immediately made me super stoked to cover their wedding. I knew that if any couple would let me get weird during the portraits, it would be them. Its an artist to artist understanding. But even more than that, I knew they would actually appreciate it. Here are a few captures from the day. The weather treated us so well and I am in love with the highlight/shadow glory that is going on here.
When Kendyl got ahold of me and asked me to shoot her wedding I was so excited- Redding is one of my favorite places and it is SO beautiful! Its in the Northern part of California, not what most people picture when Cali comes to mind. It is peaceful and down to earth- Just like Kendyl and Torsten. Their love is something insane. I have never witnessed a ceremony bursting with pure, raw love as much as theirs. When the couple walked up the isle after their first kiss they had to stop, take a breath and let the most beautiful cry out. It was as if they finally reached the finish line after all the preparing, preserving and sacrifice.. along with the fun along the way too. It was such a beautiful thing to witness and I couldn't help but cry a bit behind my camera as well.
Taylor and Josh were such a joy to work with. No matter what is going on, Taylor always seemed to have a joyful and uplifting spirit to her. She definitely could have keyed the phrase "lights up a room" because her love for Jesus as well as for others can't be hidden.. and I love that about her! Josh stares at Taylor like every man should stare at his wife, in awe and wonder! It is such a beautiful thing to witness and my hope is that you'll catch a glimpse of that love through these images as well!