One of the pleasures of being a photographer in a small town, is getting to know fellow small business owners, and then getting to take part in their special occasions. I know Alex (the beautiful Bride) because her family (who are a bunch of awesome people) owns one of my favorite places to eat in my little valley. The Inside Scoop restaurant is family run, and they not only have awesome food, but they have awesome customer service too. I love going in there and visiting with all of them!
A couple years ago I photographed Alex’s sisters wedding, and so I was thrilled when she and her fiance’ Tyler asked me to photograph theirs as well. Any time I get to spend with these fun people is a treat!
Alex met Tyler when her family moved into the house across the street from his. They’ve been playmates, and then eventual sweethearts, for quite some time now. Knowing that they’ll take this special bond they share into their marriage makes my heart smile!
Their wedding day was filled with little meaningful moments and details. From the hand crafted album full of letters and photos that her sisters (who are her best friends and matron/maid of honors) surprised her with while helping her get ready, to the locket tied to Alex’s bouquet that held photos of her two grandpas that have passed on. There was no shortness of emotion and love throughout the entire day.
And as if it’s not enough that Tyler gets to marry into such an awesome family, but Alex does too! Tyler’s family is a super fun bunch, and they are so excited to have Alex a part of their family. I loved watching everyone interact and enjoy the day together. Neighbors and friends, and now family. How awesome is that!?
Alex and Tyler, thank you so much for asking me to be your wedding photographer. I hope you always have the kind of love you had on this day, and that you always cherish these photos.
Much love, Rey