Josh has owned his own construction company for over ten years, and Lauren is a nurse midwife. They are both artistic, motivated, hard-working people, and the integrity and kindness just radiates off of them. As soon as we arrived at their wedding, (our fourth in one week), the feeling of welcome and peace was just so refreshing. Lauren and I got to talk about birth photography (in between her asking if I needed anything!), and, having just bought a house with plenty of work to do, we are in love with Josh's incredible tilework. Lauren made fig jam from their yard for the guest favors, and there were beautiful hand-written name tags on agate slices for each place setting (including ours!)
I don't know if I've ever photographed such a relaxed, classy girls-getting-ready time--even despite a wedding dress zipper scare (mom & sister saved the day). We hustle at every wedding, but this one was especially enjoyable and calm, start to finish.
Toasts are always interesting at weddings--right toward the end of the day, we get a much bigger window into the couple & their friends and family (even though sometimes we're holding a crouch for an uncomfortably long time--a little out of shape here). :) These ones were a truly great set of toasts--I was brought to tears by her sister and maid of honor, Sara. All of the relatable sister/soul sister feelings. It's an honor getting to see a little part of such deep and important relationships. (And I always love seeing a really great maid-of-honor).