I could not have hoped for a better wedding to kick off my Spring 2016 Wedding Season than Bethany & Brett’s! Bethany and I had met a few times and spent hours talking not just wedding, but life and hope’s and stepping into new roles as Wife and Step-mother of Brett’s two children and well…ships and sails and sealing wax and cabbages and kings. I was not able to meet Brett until the wedding day, but I knew anyone who Bethany loved would be a kind and wonderful soul with a great sense of humor and Brett was absolutely that and more. If I had to choose one word that their entire celebration reverberated with it would be “family”. From the excitement of a new family being formed, to the very clear love and support of both the Bride and Groom’s families there was just such a clear coming together and sensing the magical alchemy that the vows of marriage stir up that allow two people to come together as separate entities at the beginning of a ceremony and by the passing of less than an hour those two are such a clear single unit as they clasp hands and walk back down the aisle. It is magical every single time I witness it.
Spring was having one of its tantrum-y days of warm sunshine and chill breezes, but I enticed the Newlyweds outside with promises of speed and pictures with The Camaro (yes, it clearly is capitalized when Brett speaks of it) and the blossoming trees were the perfect echo of new life bursting forth all around the new Mr. & Mrs. (who, btw could NOT stop smooching!). Their reception will live forever in my memory, not just for the dancing and fellowship but also because…TACO BAR! Seriously, there is no quicker way to this photogs heart than tacos (and nachos!) with all the fixin’s. So I will always raise my corn shelled creations to Bethany & Brett from this day forth and remember with fondness all the big and little special moments.