We made the short trip to the Ponca City area for Brian and Laura’s spring wedding. There were so many meaningful touches to this one. Laura’s mother handmade her dress if you can believe that! The wedding was on her grandparents farm in the rolling hills just outside of town. I spoke with Laura’s grandfather a bit during the wedding. I was commenting on how beautiful his land was and he told me that Laura had always talked about getting married there. It was a joy to be there for the culmination of everything. These are two families that certainly embraced the wedding as a celebration of life. I remember one moment in particular that tears welled up in my eyes behind the camera. Brian’s Dad, who is battling cancer and wasn’t sure he’d be able to make it to the wedding, spoke about how his love and pride for Brian and all that he’s been able to see him accomplish. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Katie and I left the wedding feeling refreshed and reinspired by the deep meaningfulness we’d been able to document.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times. I love my job!