Stephanie and Thomas have an adorable love story. They met because Thomas works in insurance, and they had a meeting talking about business! But there was definitely something more there, so Thomas looked her up on Facebook when he got home, and before the day was out, they were Facebook friends! Within a week, they were dating. Their chemistry was obviously undeniable, and they were instantly attached to one another. Then less than a year later, we had the honor of photographing their sweet wedding day. It is clear that these two were brought together for a reason. They are so clearly meant to be, and everyone around them seems to know that. During the toasts, Thomas and Stephanie’s brothers spoke so dearly of each of them and their strengths as individuals, and how even though they haven’t known them as a couple for long, it’s evident that they bring out the best in one another. I know how cautious and picky siblings can be for one another, so hearing those testimonies was truly touching. Another moment that brought tons of happy tears was when during the ceremony, Stephanie’s two precious little boys, Jackson and Nathan, were brought onto the stage where Stephanie and Thomas spoke vows to love, support, and be there for them as much as they would for one another. It was such a beautiful thing to see this sweet family come together as one with such commitment and love.
Besides the couple being as sweet as can be, they’re also rather photogenic! Despite heading outside midday in the scorching sun to take their individual portraits, we were thrilled to find that the simple, taupe colored exterior of the church made for a STUNNING backdrop! The simplicity and elegance of the images made them some of our absolute favorite that we’ve ever taken, and we think that they really encapsulate the serenity of the bride and groom’s demeanors. Then after the ceremony (once it had thankfully cooled down a little), we headed to a nearby area with tons of gorgeous trees to take their portraits together! Ahh they are seriously to die for! Just look how fabulous these two are together? We were oohing and ahhing with each shot that we took! It was simply a beautiful day for a gorgeous couple- inside and out.
Stephanie and Thomas, thank you so much for allowing us to photograph your wedding day! It was a joy to document your sweet love story and we pray for all of the best as you start this new time in your lives!